A Step Up

The Little Giant Synergy is a lightweight, industrial-strength, adjustable stepladder for in-home and professional use. The Synergy features the deepest rungs on any adjustable stepladder and includes a wide-flared leg for extra comfort and stability. The Synergy can be used safely on stairs and uneven surfaces and includes the innovative NoPinch spreader system, which makes the Synergy easier to open and close and provides comfortable, firm footing. The Synergyís innovative Rock Locks and Quick Adjust Handle allow you to telescope each side of the ladder, so you can use it at multiple heights and on uneven surfaces and stairs. It may also come with the AirDeck utility tray and safety handle, which includes slots for power tools, screwdrivers, extension cords, mud knives, standard-sized paint cans and a magnetized tray for loose hardware.

Little Giant Ladder Systems: 800-453-1192

Home Freshener

This three-in-one Steam Cleaner is perfect for every job. The SteamFast SF-292, Multi-Purpose Steam Mop converts quickly from an upright floor steam mop to a handheld steam cleaner, fabric steamer and window squeegee. It cleans with normal tap water and without any chemicals to eliminate germs, dirt, mold, mildew and dust mites, as well as sanitize garments, childrenís toys, tile, marble, linoleum and sealed hardwood floors. Steam is laboratory-tested to kill more bacteria than normal household cleaners and reaches areas where normal brushes cannot. $109.99

Top Brands Inc.: 800-431-2127

Spray Paint

The Wagner Power Painter Plus with Optimus Dual Tip Technology is a handheld sprayer designed for the home owner to speed up painting projects up to three times as fast as a brush. It uses high-speed piston pump technology in conjunction with the tungsten carbide Optimus Dual Tip for an even finish. Great for shutters, lattice, sheds, fences, garages and smaller houses, it sets up in less than five minutes and cleans up in less than 10 minutes. Wagner has more than 50 years of paint-spraying experience, so you know youíll be painting like the pros when you use a Wagner Power Painter on your next project. $99

Wagner Spray Tech Corp.: 800-328-8251

Green Clean

The eco-friendly Miele Earth vacuum cleaner conserves energy without sacrificing performance. The Earthís intelligent automatic power setting is on by default to select the best power level for the floor being cleaned. This ensures the most economical use of energy, and because the guesswork has been eliminated, you donít have to adjust the power yourself. $969

Rymax Marketing Services Inc.: 800-379-8073

Shear Delight

Skilís new Two-in-One Shrub and Grass Shear Set is lightweight and uses 3.6-volt lithium ion battery technology for longer run time, more power and quicker charges. It has laser-cut, diamond-ground, rust-proof coated blades. The shear has an ergonomic soft grip on both the top and bottom of the handle. It features tool-less blade change and comes with both shrub and grass cutting blades. $89.99

Power Tool Incentives Inc.: 708-503-0207

A Clean Air Act

Winix has added state-of-the-art dehumidifiers to its lineup of air cleaners offered exclusively by Elite Creations. Available in 50- and 70-pint models, with and without built-in pumps, the Winix dehumidifiers are sure to attract attention this season. Winners for design, the stylish units are suitable for use in a finished room. Units with a pump can discharge overhead or into a sink. They also include a gravity hose or bucket option. Winix dehumidifiers are whisper-quiet, with electronic controls for precise humidity control. They also include a timer feature. Shown here is model WDH751, the 50-pint unit with pump. $329.99 (shown)

Elite-Creations: 877-725-7326

Handy Dandy

The 44-piece Bit and Socket Set with Universal Adapter includes a ratcheting screwdriver handle with quick-change connector and 30 screwdriver bits, three double-ended extension bits, 1/4-inch adaptor, 1/4-inch socket adaptor, three 1/4-inch sockets, 1/4-inch drive universal adaptor and holder. The set includes a carrying case so all the handy pieces will be within easy reach. $49.99

Smart Pro Tools: 847-543-1862