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With young ones in the house, step stools become essential. We have our trusty Bekvam in the kitchen and various step stools in each of the bathrooms. But I found one step stool that every house should have - this folding step stool by Kikkerland.

In fact, I'm bringing mine along with me on a trip this weekend. This little stool is lightweight and collapses down easily to just 2 inches so it travels well. Now we won't have to worry about the kids reaching the sinks to wash their hands and brush their teeth. The step stool has an anti-skid bottom and slip-resistant top which is great in the bathroom and other rooms with slippery floors. But the best part of this step stool is that it collapses down easily to just 2 inches and can be stowed away in tight spaces.

You can get one for $20 in a variety of colors.