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Easy Way to Bag Leaves in Your Yard

By: Tricia Craven Worley

Bagging leaves isn’t easy if you don’t have someone to hold the bag open for you. To speed up the process, remove the top from a TV tray, and use it as a frame to secure the plastic trash bag.

The four members of the TV stand frame will hold the bag open so you can use both hands (or a hand and a rake) to scoop up leaves and place them in the bag. Watch this video to find out more.

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    Thomas Boni Says:
    September 7th, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Tom!



  • Tom Hammer Says:
    September 7th, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Some good leaf-gathering tips here, but I can add one. Instead of bending over to pick up leaves, use the rake along with a plastic snow shovel. The shovel acts like a large, long-handled dustpan which is a big help if one is also gathering acorns, nuts, etc. You can keep leaves on the shovel by using the rake, then dump them into your container.



  • Corinne Says:
    November 1st, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Instead of cutting a hole in the lid, I just use clothespins to hold the bag in place.

    I liked the tray table legs idea. I will try that next time.


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Easy Way to Bag Leaves in Your Yard