Congrats on the new tarp! I grew up with 8x10 flat tarps, and always keep one in my arsenal; especially in warmer weather, it's my go-to because of the pitching versatility.
A question: does your tarp have linelocs sewn in at the tie outs? I'm betting since it's MLD it probably does, as Ron seems to spec them for all his shelters. They'll certainly make life easier when guying out.
I typically carry (10) 5' cords, and (4) 10' cords, each with a loop tied in one end for easy staking. The extra 5' cords allow me to extend any of my guypoints a bit, while the extra 10' cords allows for wrapping around a tree trunk if necessary. The extra cordage weighs only a few grams, but really extends the versatility of the tarp. If you have linelocs make sure any cord you buy is thick enough to be compatible. I wrap my cord around stakes to prevent tangling; the 10' lengths around two stakes and the 5' lengths around the rest of the stakes, allowing for easy differentiation.
Have fun with the tarp! I'm a big fan of the lean-to pitch when the weather is mild; I love the views and ventilation.