Raking leaves onto a tarp with wooden dowels
This simple tarp modification makes raking and collecting leaves easier — and faster — than ever.

Whether you use a rake or a leaf blower to collect leaves and lawn debris, what do you do once you have everything in a pile? How do you easily transport it into a trash can or your composting bin?

Well, they make claws and all kinds of implements for picking up leaves — or you can just use a tarp.

Grab a 4-by-8-foot tarp, fold it in half, and then roll it up and staple wooden dowels on the ends.

Just lay the tarp right in front of your pile of leaves and rake everything right on it.

When the tarp is folded, it can hold a surprisingly large amount of leaves, grass clippings and twigs.

And with the handles, you can pick it right up.

Without the dowels, the tarp is really flippy-floppy and all the leaves would fall out.

Put the handles together and then just easily dump the leaves right into the garbage can.

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