Tonight, two shorter people (myself included) were talking with a much taller person tonight when the topic of high shelves came up.
I have high shelves, several of them.
I also have a toddler who likes to sit on counters and participate in general mayhem, so keeping a stool out isn’t exactly the safest solution for me to reach the high shelves.
The other short person in the conversation mentioned she had a perfectly angled potato masher to hook around items on high shelves in order to pull them closer to her.
I have a long wooden spoon and a rubber spatula I am quite adept with, we both pantomimed our long-stick-thing-reach-to-the-top-shelf-flick-it-off-and-catch maneuver for the very tall girl.
Apparently using sticks to get things off high shelves is a very common short person solution. Who knew?
I’m also quite skilled in the one-knee-hop-up onto the counter, but I try not to do that one when anyone is watching because A) Addie and Vivi would try to copy me and B) Cody would get grumpy with me. (But then get frustrated when I make him get up to reach the juice pitcher/stock pot/chip and dip tray I can’t reach from the tippy top shelf.)
Can you reach your top shelf or do you have a trusty method of top shelf retrieval that involves various kitchen utensils?
(I also have been known to hoiste Addie up so she could reach an item on a high grocery store shelf. She thinks it’s hysterical, I just call it vertically challenged teamwork.)