Motivation for this instructable:
I'm hoping to think of a better way to keep the gutters clean.
Why have gutters? Without gutters the rain would erode the base of the house and flood the basement. If the gutters are clean and slanted correctly, all the water from the roof will run down the downspout and you can divert it away from the foundation and maybe into rain barrels or a garden.
When the gutters are filled with leaves the water is trapped and rots the side of the house. The water may also overflow towards the house and cause the paint to peel.
Here are links to the stuff I used:
GutterStuff EZ 5-Inch K Style Foam Gutter Filter Insert, 32-Feet
Fiskars 7978 Composite Trowel
Step 1: Tools and stuff
Step 2: Put up the ladder
Step 3: Clear off the big stuff and take off the gutter gaurds
Step 4: Kill hornets and remove nests
Here is a video: