There’s nothing worse than spending a lot of time getting leaves raked and loaded into the wheelbarrow only to have a bump on the path or a gust of wind empty them out for you. Here’s a solution that will make collecting leaves easier and keep them in the wheelbarrow:

  • Cut a section of vinyl tarp slightly larger than the wheelbarrow.
  • On two sides, duct tape or staple wooden dowels to the edges.

The weight of the dowels will hold the tarp in place over a loaded wheelbarrow. The mini-tarp is also great for raking leaves onto and loading into the wheelbarrow with ease.

Watch this video to find out more.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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