When dievca was in College she lived in an older dorm that had deep oak window frames/casings which went up almost to the 12 foot ceilings. After doing laundry at 3:00 am, she stood on the sofa and when that didn’t work, the windowsill, to hang up a sweatshirt on a hanger to dry from the window rod.
she slipped, she fell, she sounded like an elephant when she ricocheted off the window ledge hitting the right side of her back thigh, she hit the floor, she woke her roommate. The bruising was huge and you can still feel the ledge-shaped divet in her muscle/fat…yep, just checked – still there.
What dievca learned is that you should own decent step ladders, AND USE THEM!
Her NYC apartment doesn’t have ceilings quite as high as her dorm room, but they reach 9 feet in some areas. That makes painting a wall without an extension pole a little too much for dievca – but with the 3 step-ladder? A snap!
Something that has traveled with dievca from space to space are the two Cosco Step Ladders from Bed, Bath and Beyond. The two-step and three-step versions:
At $29.99 and $39.99 — an excellent and useful buy. They fit behind opened doors or in closets.
When getting on in age, the bruises don’t fade as fast and braking a bone is a more likely option~