After making it to the finish line that is the IKEA checkout line, my husband’s cousin—who had generously come with us—reached into our cart, pulled out a plastic folding step stool and said calmly, “No.” We looked at her confused. “I’ll send you the best step stool of all time. It will be my housewarming gift,” she comforted us.
The thing was, I absolutely needed some sort of step stool ASAP. With limited storage in our apartment, we built up. So, if I ever want to reach a suitcase or a pair of clogs I stashed away for winter, I need assistance. Not to mention, most of my kitchen cabinets are high up. So, in order to avoid an avalanche of canned goods, spices, oils, vinegars and the random box of Oreo Thins my husband typically stuffs in there, a step stool is a must.
At the same time, our cousin has impeccable taste. She’s worked in the high-end furniture industry forever, and her guidance on all things interior decorating—from what size area rug to get to what shape table we had to go with—is shrewd and always right. If she had a step stool that we had to have, I could wait a few more days.
And finally, it came: the Cramer Kik-Step.