Many of us have made (or are making) the switch to reusable grocery bags. We do this for many reasons – to reduce waste, reduce our exposure to toxins, and, yes, to make our lives easier. Many people think that it is a hassle to bring your own bags or containers, but I find them so much easier to deal with than plastic bags. They are easier to carry, they fit more so you are managing fewer bags, and with containers for bulk items, you can be sure you are getting enough but not too much.
Can you expand your reusables while shopping? Here are some ideas:
Reusable Shopping Bags at the Mall or drugstore, or anywhere else. I keep one of those small reusable bags that folds up in my purse at all times to use at stores other than the grocery store. When shopping at the mall, I always make sure I bring a bag or 2. My fingers thank me. Don’t you hate carrying those plastic bags?! Reusables come in cute styles and you can carry them on your shoulder.