Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Reusable Bags

When the whole reusable bag thing started, I didn't really jump on the bandwagon. But now I really like them. I use them for all sorts of things - taking a trip, dividing the food bag from the toy bag and such, taking some loose items to church that won't fit in the diaper bag. But mostly I use them for grocery shopping.

Typically I leave them in my car so I won't forget them, but I do forget sometimes. It's just a matter of making it a habit. Sometimes I need plastic bags for trashcan liners, so I purposely will leave them in the car.

You can get ones with short or long handles. I like the long handles because you can easily throw them over your shoulder. You can also get ones that are insulated for those cold items. They are usually $1.00.

Some stores give you a $0.05 discount per bag that you use, I'm sure there are more:

Farm Fresh
CVS (must buy the $0.99 tag per bag and remember to bring it with you, not sure if this is a great deal...)


  1. I have gone back and forth, back and forth on whether I want to invest in these bags. I really like the idea, but we use our plastic grocery bags for doggie doo. What do you use? I thought I could buy the little holder that goes on the leash, but that's not very money-saving-minded when you can just get bags free from the grocery store. :o/

    I do have some re-usable bags that I made for smaller shopping trips. I love them!

  2. Ang, we use the doggie-depots in our neighborhood that provide bags for us. (well we pay for them through our rent)

    We've probably gotten our money back already on several of the bags. Maybe just get plastic bags once a week and the rest of the time go green.