Many people upgrade from wood ladders to steel ladders.
Garage sales and thrift stores are a great frugal source for wooden ladders.
If you are planning on climbing on the ladder, be sure it is
sturdy. However, ladders have other less utilitarian uses. Ladders
have become very popular in home decoration.
Wooden ladders can be refinished and propped against the wall as a decorative
accent. You can use them to hang quilts or magazines, or place objects on
the rungs. You can hang towels from them in the bathroom or hang clothes
to dry on them. You can also hang them from the ceiling in your kitchen,
and attach hooks to hang pots and pans.
Exercise thrift, use a little imagination, and decorate your
home for less.
some more frugal tips to save money on
- Aluminum ladders will last
longer than wooden ladders.
- Don't buy a larger ladder than
- Never step on the stop of a
ladder. Always put safety first.
- Keep your ladder clean so that
it won't build up algae, which is slippery.