Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Leaf raking tip

Not a very glamorous post, but a realistic post. Raking leaves. We have 3/4 of an acre, and the leaves fall everywhere. I normally just wait until they all fall. However, my neighbor across the street does a little each day. So, I thought, since I hate when they all fall, and I spend 2 days doing nothing but leaves, all day long, I would take my neighbor's approach. It will work for all the trees, but the Mulberry out front, which drops it's leaves in one day after a hard freeze. It is a 14+ bagger.

So, I did an hour of leaves. Quick tip below.

Yes, a leaf raking tip. I saw a landscape company do this. They raked into the box, then put in their can. Worked great, and didn't have to do too much bending. Will be doing it this way for awhile.

While raking, I was contemplating my closet. The small section in the bottom corner, with a bit of shoe storage above. I don't know why I have those shoes, I never wear them. Anyway, thinking of taking over another closet in the house and spreading out. Ya, like that would be easy. Old house, small closets. Every closet is packed to the rim with storing stuff or crap, you choose.

I try and do a mini project on my house at least once a day, or a mini clean on something. What are you doing today?


  1. Have you a mulching blade on your lawn mower? We have several acres and mulching the leaves is a lot easier and cheaper than bagging, and somewhat more useful.

  2. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, we do mulch some of them, but there are soooooo many we still have to bag some.