Last year we bagged and performed leaf cleanups here in the northern Albany, NY area until Dec 1st, and the snow finally came down. Since we take the winter off and don't plow, I decided to take a chance and head south a bit. An old college roommate of mine, who lives in northern NJ, told me I could stay with him for a while for free and should come down and make some extra cash in some of the surrounding neighborhoods. His parents even had an area to dump leaves should I need to. Well I took a chance, loaded up one Dixie Chopper, the Cyclone Rake, couple blowers, etc and went down there. Had an entire extra week of work (15 homes, about $4,500) by myself just knocking on doors and offering on the spot service to those who were behind on the leaves. I know I had some confused looks from other companies trying to figure out where the heck my phone number was from, but it worked out great and this year, if weather permits, I am heading down again with my brother who is currently working for me. Anyone else do something like this or have a better method for me? thanks!