I had this stool in the bathroom for about a year. I never used it or understood its purpose. It was there when we arrived. One day I decided to move the stool. I looked about for a likely position. It ended up here, at the front door. Now during the summer I didn't use it so much, granted. However, ever since my boots have made their appearance, this little stool has come in handy. Three cheers for finding uses for dust collectors.