HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHELLY!
I hope you have a great day. Love ya!
Now onto today's tip!
Hauling groceries. That is the topic of the day. How many of you use cloth bags? How many of you still have not gotten into the habit of using cloth bags and still rely on the plastic ones from the store? I have noticed on my travels that some areas are strictly cloth-bag-user-people. They carry them the same as they do their wallets and identification...it has become second nature to them. Others continue to use the plastic bags that the stores provide...even if they have to pay that nickel or dime. I am on the fence .... some days I use cloth bags, other days I do not. The reason I don't is because my stash of plastic bags has apparently dwindled and I need to restock on them as well. The store plastic bags come in handy for many things around the house and since our local supermarkets have not jumped on the 'charge by the bag' bandwagon, it is still cost effective for us to use them once in a while.
Whatever you prefer, there is always the problem of loading and unloading the bags once you reach home after a large grocery shopping day. I normally shop once a week. My weekly shopping trip consists of fresh produce, dairy and items to restock the pantry or are on sale for the week. Since plastic bags do not hold as much as cloth do, some weeks I can have as many as 15 to 20 plastic bags.....that is a lot of unloading so I came up with a solution.
Leave the baskets in the trunk, load them up with bags of groceries and carry the whole thing into the house. Soooo much easier and less trips! Once you have hauled the basket in the house and removed all the groceries, then throw the cloth bags back in the basket (if you use cloth bags) and put the basket back in the trunk.
You will always have them with you and they won't be forgotten next time you are out shopping. This makes my life simpler and oh so much easier.
Remember to give your loved ones a hug!