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Why You Should Stop Raking Fall Leaves, Stat!

Why You Should Stop Raking Fall Leaves, Stat!

Raking leaves is a routine fall chore. HowStuffWorks explains why you should stop bagging and putting them curbside to be hauled off to the landfill.


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