One of our Team FIN members spotted this handy Yard Tote at a recent new product show.

To set it up, you insert a metal support frame into grommets in the heavy-duty tarpaulin, which is shaped like a box. Then push the frame a couple of inches into the ground, and with the tarp opening perpendicular to the ground, you simply sweep, rake or shovel leaves, grass or other debris into the opening.

Our show goer suggested the Yard Tote also could be used to cover items such as an air conditioning unit or barbecue grille for winter outside storage. Suggested retail price: $25. Contact Unique Products Co., Dept. FIN, Greenfield, WI 53228, 414/327-4900 or circle 198.