Pro basketball players aside, we all have one or two shelves in our kitchen that are just too tall to reach. Instead of grabbing a chair every time you need to get something from it, just use a pair of kitchen tongs.
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Obviously, you could just store your rarely used items on that shelf, but some of us don't have that much space and need to take advantage of every cupboard we have. I have a cupboard above my fridge I can never reach, and I always wish I had one of those robot claw toys.
It turns out most of us have the next best thing: a pair of long kitchen tongs. Put your easy-to-grab items up there (like spices or other plastic bottles) and you'll never feel vertically challenged again.
Is it a little silly? Yeah, but it'll certainly work in a pinch, and those tongs are closer than your dining room chairs.