A clever DIYer from New York invented this tool because he was tired of getting hand cramps when he was painting from a can. He quickly realized it was useful for a lot of other jobs as well. The Add-a-Handle has Velcro straps that hold up to 30 lbs. You can use it to tote tools and materials around the yard, or attach it to a ladder for use as a hook. It can also be strapped to any number of household items to help people who have hand weakness. It even has a magnet to hold a paintbrush ferrule. The Add-a-Handle is made in the U.S.A. and costs $20 at add-a-handle.com and other online retailers.