A lot of people love fall. And who could blame them? Beautiful colors, cooler weather, and the rich smells of pumpkin and spice fill the air. The only problem with fall — if you ask me — is those darned leaves. They’re everywhere! Even if you don’t have many trees in your yard, you likely end up raking up the leaves that float over from your neighbors. If you aren’t a fan of cleaning them up, here’s a trick to gather them up — and fast.
1. What You Need
All you need to accomplish this fast fall feat is a big — BIG piece of cardboard. Can you get a hold of an old moving or appliance box? Can you borrow or grab one from a friend or neighbor? Grab yourself a nice big piece of sturdy cardboard. In a pinch, a lid from one of those ginormous plastic totes can also work — it just won’t be as flexible as cardboard.
2. What You Do
Who needs a rake? If you think you do, think again. Grab your big piece of cardboard and scrape, push, and “shovel” those leaves into a few ultra-quick piles. Look at this guy — he does his whole yard in minutes!
3. Now What?
Your “raking” is done. All you have left to do now is bag up the leaves. To make this easier, get yourself some leaf-grabbing scoops. You’ll be able to grab a whole bunch at a time. Better yet, since you cleaned them up so quickly, let the kids jump in them a few times (just not with a wet sucker). Then they can clean them back up just as fast as you did.