Partner and I are short, and ceiling is tall! To hold up tension curtain rod, we step on two chairs, but we still got to hold up rod way over our heads! Our arms sore after just one minute.

We don't want waste money buy higher chairs just to hold up curtain rod. Any ideas please?

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    Why do you need to stand there holding it for so long? – brhans Oct 1 '20 at 22:27
  • @brhans We need time to extend Curtain Rod, and trial and error the correct Spring Stop. – Nai Oct 1 '20 at 22:30
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    Can you adjust it at the bottom of the window to get it close then hold it up and tighten? – Ed Beal Oct 1 '20 at 23:15
  • @EdBeal Thanks. I do that already yes. I'll extend it more tomorrow when I retry. But that last bit is hard! I don't want extend it too much at the bottom of the winter, because if I accidentally touch wall with rod, rod will scrape paint off wall. – Nai Oct 2 '20 at 3:21

вы́игрыш (or "Prize" in English, or phonetic pronunciation in English would be something like "Viglesh"), you should use a ladder (ле́стницу) because standing on chairs could be dangerous and we don't want valued contributors to this site to be injured:

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  • thanks! last try. do i have spend money buy this ladder? i'll ask neighbours if they have, but i dont think they have. – Nai Oct 1 '20 at 23:11
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    A table would work as well as a chair, and would probably be higher. be careful that it is strong enough for your weight. – Jimmy Fix-it Oct 1 '20 at 23:47
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    a chair on top of a table is even higher. – Jasen Oct 2 '20 at 1:07
  • @Jasen: Is that a joke? Or an ironic put-down, because you think standing on a table is dangerous? Or is that a serious suggestion? - Because standing on a table can be safe, but standing on stacked furniture is very dangerous, and OP lives in Canada and may not recognize irony, as it is uncommon there. – A. I. Breveleri Oct 2 '20 at 2:44
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    If you can only find/afford one ladder, you can use a piece of lumber to hold one end of the rod up. Just notch the end, or hammer a couple of nails into the end to keep the end of the road in place, then prop the lumber up against the wall with the nails/notch about where you want the rod. Then the other person can use the ladder to reach up the other end of the rod and adjust the tension. – Huesmann Oct 5 '20 at 15:55

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