Whether you're painting a room in your house and need to reach that top corner or just need a little boost retrieving cans from a cabinet in the kitchen, there are a wide variety of ladders and step stools to help you reach wherever you need to reach. Keep your ladder or step stool in working order by stocking up on lubricants and keeping parts well-oiled. There are many other tools and equipment available to help you complete any task around the house.
Depending on how high you need to be elevated, there are ladders with just one step to offer a tiny boost or ladders with six steps for completing tasks high up. Make sure the ladder you select is capable of supporting more than your body weight. Oversize, serrated steps help ensure you keep your footing.
Most ladders are constructed from strong materials, like aluminum, steel or fiberglass. It's important that the feet and base of a ladder are skid-resistant to prevent movement on a variety of floor surfaces. Make sure the feet are non-marring, so they don't mark up your hardwood or tile flooring. Choose a ladder with built-in leg locks to keep things secure and stable.
Ladders and step stools with folding designs can be neatly tucked into a closet or other storage space when they're not in use. Make sure a ladder has a hand grip on the rails, so you can maintain your balance while climbing. Rolling ladders are perfect for transporting between different spaces. Just step on the ladder and the spring-mounted casters retract and lock into place for safety.