With the recent injury prevention roundtable, I'm seriously considering starting my deadlifts from a little higher, as I tend to notice my neutral spine position is compromised in the start position. I am, of course, working on hip flexor mobility as well as hamstring stretches. Still, I'm looking for a cheap solution for deadlifting from a starting position higher than the floor.
I'm not looking for a real boost, even an inch or two would be nice. I use a homemade weight set for the most part, steel weights and a few concrete filled plastic ones on junk steel bars I've accumulated. As a result, my plates might be a bit smaller than standard olympic ones, but I'm sure the opening on the olympic plates would be too large for the bars I'm using.