Can't reach something on the top shelf? I never can, either. If you're shorter than your average top shelf, a pair of tongs with rubberized ends will become your new best friend. Keep a set handy specifically for grabbing things in hard-to-reach spots (they're also handy when the remote control falls behind the couch or when your phone slips between the bed and the wall). Now you'll never need a step-stool -- or a tall person to help you -- ever again!