Monday, March 02, 2009

Remembering your grocery bags


I own plenty of reusable grocery bags. I also have a cabinet full of paper and plastic bags from the store. And yet when I go shopping I never remember to bring them. Today I think I came upon a solution. Here it is:

I'm not accepting new bags at the grocery store.

Today I bought kalamata olives, celery, cabbage, garlic, carrots, and a cucumber. And I carried them out by hand. My younger son was with me and told me I'm insane. What-evah! I'm guessing after a few shopping trips like this, I'll start remembering!

11 comments:

courtney said...

That's a GREAT idea! I have the same problem, and it drives me crazy.

Marathon Maritza said...

When I empty out the bags of purchases, I plop them by the front door (which annoys me) so that I grab them on my way out to the car where I stick them in my trunk! Then you have them with you for next time! :)

Marcy said...

LOL Good idea chica! We have sooo many plastic grocery bags just waiting to be used *sigh*

Irene said...

Several stores here have quit *giving* out bags, and if you want one you have to buy one. I bought a whole bunch of reusable grocery bags from Costco, Whole Foods and Ikea. I just have to remember to take them out of the trunk before I walk into the store, otherwise, I do exactly what you do!

Jo Lynn said...

I've tried everything with my darn reusable bags that I have bought from every store I have ever shopped at. They seem to be everywhere but in my car! So frustrating.

Amanda said...

I do the same thing about forgetting them. The clerks always look at me funny as I'm stuffing my loot into my purse or just carrying it out in my arms:)

Tim said...

I agree with your younger son.

UnRuly25 said...

I have reusable shopping bags that fold up into small pouches. I carry one or two of them in my purse at all times, so I have a bag with me anytime I need one--for grocery shopping or otherwise. It seems to work pretty well . . .

Brit-Man said...

I'm suprised America doesn't appear, (on your evidence), to have a Bag for life System like most Supermarkets in Britain do.

Most of those thigns seem to be made of some coarse-ish material like Hessian or something like that, and can be reused again and again, so that the Supermarkets can reduce the number of plastic bags needed to try and help the environment.

Anyway, take care and best wishes.

:-) :-).

Matt

AKA Alice said...

Yeah, it's going to take awhile to change that behavior...I'm still trying to get the bags into the car, and when they're in the car, remembering to take them into the store.

Laurie said...

Ikeep mine in the car and I now remember 98% of the time.