Ok, so at least twice a year I do 20 or more bags of leaves. Yuk. YUK. YUUUUUUK.
Here is a quick and easy way to pick them up.
Take a piece of cardboard. Put in bag with a bit of dirt/leaves on it. Take a smaller leaf rake, and scoop the leaves into the bag over the cardboard. Takes a bag or two to get the hang of it.
Lift bag with cardboard in then pull cardboard out and tie off.
This is not an original idea. I saw a yardman doing it, and thought ---- oh, yeah. I can do that.
Example below from my phone, while raking leaves today.
Then use your "I didn't pay a yardman" money for oh.........I don't know, you choose.
Make it a great weekend.