If you’re really not a contortionist like me, and you can’t even touch your toes when you bend over then painting your toe nails without smudging the pinkie is like world war 3! So what do you do? Sit on the stairs! Sit on a step with your feet on the step below and they are instantly raised to a more reasonable height. You might want to put some kitchen towel down first because I doubt your Mum will be pleased with the red splodges on her new cream carpet!