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    21 Problem-Solving Products For People Under 5'4"

    *Finally* a way to stop your seatbelt from cutting into your neck once and for all.

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    1. A bug catcher so you can (safely!!) snag your creepy crawly friends off the wall without having to get a step ladder or jump like you're in a Kidz Bop commercial.

    A model using an extended plastic tool with a bristled catcher on it to trap a spider

    Promising review: "This thing surpassed my greatest expectations! It is easy to use, holds spiders very securely, and makes releasing them a breeze! It has enough reach to catch a spider on the ceiling (and I'm 5-foot-4, so I don't have much reach to begin with). No worrying about having to get up close to catch a spider with a cup or risking marks on stuff if I smash a spider." —Celeste

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. An orthopedic under-the-desk foot rest for those chairs where your feet don't *quite* land on the floor the way you wish they would, so you're always stuck scooting your butt to the edge of your seat.

    Model's feet propped on sloped black foot rest on floor

    Psst — if you want you can also flip it upside down and turn it into a little rocker for your feet to wake you up in the middle of the day!

    Promising review: "I first bought this to set up a little home office for myself. I’m short and struggle to find the balance between high enough for the desk and low enough for my feet to rest comfortably. This foot rest is PERFECT. Love the washable cover, love the rocking option. Also got my mom hooked, working on the rest!" —Heidi Weilbech

    Get it from Amazon for $30.95.

    3. A slide-out spice rack so you don't have to go full ballerina on your tippiest toes every time you're trying to find the parsley, sage, rosemary, or thyme.

    A metal rack of spices installed in a cabinet that pulls out (holding eight spice bottles)

    Psst — you can use this for other kitchen items too, like coffee and tea or smaller condiments. People with super narrow shelves love these too, since it maximizes the space.

    Promising review: "The kitchen in my new house is a little short on cabinet space, and I didn't want to take up valuable real estate in another cabinet for spices, so they had to go above the stove. However, although I can reach that cabinet, I can't reach in it without a step stool, and there's no good place to keep one in the kitchen. This pull-out shelf solved the problem easily. I used it for about a week without fastening it down (had to hang onto it so it wouldn't fall out) just to be sure about placement. It's a perfect fit for the cabinet, and it makes getting spices much easier." —Guy Ivie

    Get it from Amazon for $23.40.

    4. A lightweight multipurpose grabber to help you grab stuff off high shelves. It's sensitive enough to pick up things like coins and envelopes, but also hardy enough to grip and lift a full wine bottle.


    Promising review: "I am short and have high shelves in my apartment. Instead of always grabbing the ladder, I often use a grabber. This one folds up so is very convenient. It works perfectly for grabbing small things." —Violetwrites Leftow

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A short person-friendly height adjustable standing desk (with room for two monitors!!) so you can easily transition from sitting to standing without having to upend your entire home office situation every other hour.

    A black standing desk on top of a flat table with a monitor and laptop on one tier of it, and a keyboard and mouse on the bottom

    Promising review: "I have friends who have bought MUCH more expensive standing desks. When I show them mine and tell them how much I paid, they can't believe it. This desk is very much on par with the big name brands. Very easy to use. Just press the lever and pull up or push down until you reach a desired height. I'm very short, 4-foot-1 to be exact. And I was so afraid that it would be too tall in the 'sitting' position and that I'd have to crane my neck. Much to my relief, it's PERFECT for sitting at the lowest position. Which means if you're taller, you could easily go higher with it. I LOVE this desk. It takes me virtually no time to go from sitting to standing and back. I can even do it while reading the screen so I literally do not miss a beat. My back and neck pain is gone. I haven't had to visit my chiropractor once since getting this desk. Highly recommend!" —Mandi

    Get it from Amazon for $124.99+ (available in two sizes).

    6. Aaaand yes, a foldable stool, which you likely already have one of — *however*, this one has rounded corners to prevent bruises, sturdy bottom grippers, and can convert into chair. Plus it folds so compactly and lightly that you can easily cart it from room to room instead of lugging your step ladder everywhere.


    Promising review: "In an RV you want everything to take up less space. I'm short, so I need a quick and easy step stool at the ready. This is just the ticket. And it's multi-purpose. Also works great as a foot stool. And I'm using it right now as a little side table to the couch to hold my coffee." —Amy Puckett

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    7. A flexible gooseneck mirror so you can actually get a good look at your human face without leaning your short frame fully into the sink and half falling into it every morning.

    Reviewer image of a lit circular gooseneck mirror attached to the bathroom mirror

    This mirror is equipped with daylight-mimicking LED lights, 10x magnification, and a 12-inch flexible arm for easy adjustment. Installation is super easy, too — you just suction it to your vanity mirror or table top.

    Promising review: "Love this product! Loved it so much, my husband bought another one for his side of the vanity! We originally had the 5x with no gooseneck for years but after moving to a new place with high and deep vanity space, this very short lady decided she needed the gooseneck and opted for 10x. I highly recommend this product!!!" —C Cott

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    8. A memory foam seat cushion that will not only help relieve pressure from your tailbone and lower back, but will help make up a few inches of difference at your seat, whether you want to elevate yourself in an office chair or in the driver's seat of the car.

    A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it

    Promising review: "I love this cushion so much I just bought a second one. I’m a short lady and this boosts me about two inches in the drivers seat in my car. I used it driving two thousand miles from Phoenix, Arizona to Grand Rapids Michigan and back this year and it was wonderful. No back pain fatigue or sciatica while using it. I love that it has the cut out for the tail bone too since mine slightly protrudes. I just bought another one to use in the house too. I'm leaving one in the car. Holds up well and retains its shape nicely and I love that it has a removable washable cover too." —Srossrn

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95.

    9. A comfort seatbelt adjuster for anyone whose seatbelt is constantly cutting into their neck. This clamps down at the bottom of the shoulder belt, redirecting it so it *actually* falls on your shoulder, the way it was intended to by design.

    A black padded adjuster installed on a seatbelt

    Promising review: "I'm short and my seatbelt always cut into my neck when driving. I would literally have a little rub burn on my neck after running errands all day. I did some research and decided to get this little handy thing! What a lifesaver! I enjoy driving again! Thank you!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    10. An iron-on seam adhesive for hems so you can shorten your clothes yourself by quickly ironing them at a new length, without all the muss and fuss of taking them to get hemmed somewhere.


    Psst — a lot of reviewers also mentioned this was also the *perfect* solution for shortening their curtains.

    Promising review: "I have no time and no desire to learn to sew, this tape is amazing. I have always had short legs and rarely find a pair of pants or dress that fit without altering. This tape is an effective and quick fix. I used my flat iron and had no issue. I haven’t put through the wash yet, but it seems very durable strong enough to hold up. Great price too!" —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $1.97.

    11. Or for a quick fix, temporary hem tape — while this is always nice to have on hand for a short person ~fashion emergency~, some reviewers mention that it's nice to temporarily alter pant legs depending on where you want it to fall on the particular shoe or boot you're wearing.

    A package of white temporary hem tape

    Promising review: "This hem tape is perfect! I hurt my ankle and had to switch from heels to flats for a few months. I didn't want to ruin all my dress pants and jeans, nor did I want to permanently alter my clothes. The Hollywood Fashion Secrets Temporary Hem Tape is EXTREMELY sticky and will hold up for several wears (you must remove the tape before washing). The instructions were easy: turn the pants inside out, use between two to four strips of tape to secure the hem where you want. I used four strips — two full-sized ones for the front and back, and two cut in half for the sides of the cuffs. It looks professional and I love that when I can return to heels, all I need to do is peel the tape off. This product is well worth the money." —Rhiannon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    12. A pair of petite yoga pants so you can have all the sweet, sweet comfort of yoga pants without the decidedly unsweet feeling of tripping on their hems every time you get up from the mat. Plus, the bootcut makes it an easy comfy go-to if you want to dress it up a bit!


    Promising review: "Great yoga pants! Perfect length for me — 5-foot-3 and the petite length is great — nice lightweight material with a wider waistband, and the best part for me, a TRUE boot cut not straight legged and called boot cut! And you can never own enough perfect fitting yoga pants!" —KPITT

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors, four inseams, and sizes S-2XL).

    13. A hands-free dog leash that goes around your waist, making walks and runs a little easier if your doggo is one of those "LET'S GO SAY HI TO THAT OTHER DOG" types that has little respect for a short person's center of gravity.

    reviewer in black leash that around their waist with a mid-sized dog

    Promising review: "I have a puppy Bloodhound 3 months old. The love of my life!! Walks have not been very PLEASURABLE ......her nose to the ground and she ALWAYS PULLS ME!! I am of short stature, 4-foot-9, and I hated being walked by her instead of me walking her!! She was wearing a GOOD HARNESS and that did not work and my vet wanted me to get her used to walking calm on a leash. Not a retractable kind. I went online looking and saw your leash. Bought two of them, one black one pink. They arrived today. WOW WOW WOW THE WALK WAS GREAT SHE STAYED ALONGSIDE ME did not pull like before!!! I am so thrilled with this product." —Brenda A.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in four colors).

    14. A hanging closet organizer so instead of resigning yourself to shoving all your towels and sheets or winter gear in the higher reaches of the closet, you can store them somewhere closer to eye level where they won't be a nightmare and a half to reach.

    A three shelf hanging organizer in a closet with towels in it

    Promising review: "As a short person, using a chair to try to keep things neat on a shelf got very old. Having this product changed the game. It hangs below the shelf I couldn't reach and fits the bill perfectly." —Robert Everett

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. A pair of vintage-inspired Dr. Martens heeled boots — not only are these an investment item, but they're a great pair to have on hand for jeans that come a little *too* close to treading the ground, and for situations like, say, the family holiday card, where you are tired of looking like your younger, taller siblings are in charge of you (*sighs deeply in hobbit*).

    A model in a pair of black lace up heeled boots that fall in the lower to mid-shin
    Dr Martens

    These shoes have a 2-inch heel, air-cushioned soles, and slip resistance.

    Get it from Dr. Martens for $170 (available in women's sizes 5-11).

    16. A set of brake and pedal extenders you can install in your car so you don't have to jack the seat alllllll the way up to the steering wheel just so your feet can reach them.

    A set of black pedal extenders on the brakes and pedal of a car

    Psst — these are height-adjustable for people from 4-foot-5 to 5-foot-5 inches tall, and people taller than that are still able to use them by adjusting the driver's seat back.

    Promising review: "We love them! They were originally purchased for my daughter, who is 4-foot-10 and just learning to drive, however I am 4-foot-11 and I am wondering where these have been all my life. We have put them on a 2014 Honda Odyssey Minivan and they work great! The installation was a pain for my husband and took a very long time, mainly because he kept having to readjust them to get them right for us. But, now that they are on, we have had no reason to take them off. My husband is 5-foot-11 and he is able to drive with them on with the seat all the way back. Would definitely recommend!" —Angelika Isaacs

    Get a set from Amazon for $99.95.

    17. A cropped sweater to solve all your "welp, this is a blanket on me" problems — the hem might actually land where normal sweaters are supposed to for once.,

    Promising review: "Perfect size. I am 5-foot-1. I’m really short so I have to buy crop things so I don’t look like I’m drowning in a hoodie. This is the perfect size. Enough room in the sleeves to layer but thin enough for me to slip my jean jacket over. I love it. Probably gonna buy it in more colors." —LSC

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in women's sizes XS-XL and 33 colors).

    18. A clever wire rack organizer shelf for under your cabinets, so you can have easy access to utensils or condiments without doing your favorite yoga pose, "Stretch The Entire Body Like A Noodle To Get The Ketchup."

    A white wire rack organizer under a shelf with plates on it

    Bonus: this doesn't require any hardware to install! The clamps are designed to slide right on and firmly stay there.

    Promising review: "When cleaning out a closet I found many items that had been buried for quite some time. I had to dig for them when I needed to use them. The shelves brought the items to the forefront and I will never have to search for them again. The shelves really helped me get the closet organized and provided plenty of space." —mbiam72

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $15.28.

    19. A super effective extendable microfiber duster to reach all the hair and dust and what have you that somehow has managed to make its way up in your cabinets and tall light fixtures even though you *yourself* have never been up there.


    Promising review: "I am short... I have 10 foot ceilings and ceiling fans to clean! This has always been an issue ... until now! Most extension dusters are flimsy and don't handle well. This one is sturdy and stays in position. The microfiber duster grabs and holds most dust without much filtering to floor. Take the duster outside to shake excess dust free after use and occasionally rinse in sink with a bit of dish soap. Love this home-cleaning helper!!" —IAmGranny

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    20. A kid-sized office chair that, while technically designed for kids, might offer you some relief in a bunch of different short-person departments, from letting your feet touch the floor to finally getting eye level with your monitor.

    Black swivel height adjustable office chair with arm rests

    Promising review: "Perfect chair for my 5-foot body......I have had so many issues with big chairs not reaching the ground, having to slide my but to the front of the chair so I can bend my legs, neck cramps and arm sliding of rest because these positions made me have to look up at my I searched for the perfect office chair for a shortie like me. I saw great reviews on it and gave it a try and LOVE it. It's my busy season so working 60-75 hours a week seven days a week right now, and all my neck and back pain has gone away because I can finally sit upright, making me even with my monitors, my arms can actually reach the armrest without slouching to the sides to try to get to them. I can touch the floor no problem, and with the foot rest, if I move my seat up I have a sturdy place to put my feet on. This chair is amazing, and I am so glad I got it. The only issue is after working 14-16 hour days nonstop, I could use a little padding on top of the arm rest, by I'm thinking I can just glue on so foam or something to help with that. This is a great chair for probably up to 5-foot-4 people or kids." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $199.95+ (available in eight colors).

    21. An extendable snow brush and ice scraper so you can easily reach the entirety of the roof of your car *and* reach across the main windows to take care of buildup easily and efficiently.

    A model using the snow brush on a snowy mid-sized car

    Promising review: "This couldn’t have come at a better time — it arrived the day before a heavy snowfall. I’ve been struggling all winter cleaning the snow off my Wrangler as a result of two torn rotator cuffs because of a car accident. I have difficulty raising my arms and when I do, It’s extremely painful. This snow brush has made all the difference to my situation. It’s so easy to control, removes significantly more snow in one swipe than a standard snow brush, and because of the extension, I don’t have to lift my arms as much but am still able to reach the middle of the window — and I’m short — 5-foot-1. Because it removes more snow with each swipe, it takes much less time to clean the car off. It stores easily taking up no space at all. The brush also pivots into the direction most suitable for you. I never dreamed I would ever pay this much for a snow brush, but it’s worth every penny and I don’t regret buying this brush at all. I highly recommend this brush, especially for someone who has a truck." —Deborah

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98.

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