Most ladder stabilizers are a pain to install and remove because you have to deal with U-bolts and wing nuts. But setting up Werner’s Quickclick ladder stabilizer (model AC78; wernerco.com) is much faster and hassle-free. A spring-loaded latch makes it possible to just “click” it onto your extension ladder when you’re ready to work! It also has a handy hook on it for paint buckets. The stabilizers cost about $43 to $50 online and at home centers.