A ladder can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Ladder’s Little Helper removes some of the risk. Made from lightweight plastic, it wraps around the lip of a gutter to provide a stable base to lean a ladder against. Rippled rubber on the underside and face of the device provides grip, while the raised sides prevent sideways movement.  Cost: $29.99. Ladder’s Little Helper. 816-651-2568. www.ladderslittlehelper.com.