Or at least so far it’s pretty easy!
Over the weekend, hubby and I had run into Walmart to pick up a few things for the weekend. I noticed a mesh tote bag for $5 and tossed it in the cart. Now that we go to soccer practice twice a week I needed a bag to hold our stuff (something other than a diaper bag). When we reached the register I told the cashier I would just put the other stuff we purchased into the big tote bag, not to bag it in the plastic bags. Hubby looked confused. Honestly, I was a bit confused too. This is totally not like me!
I must say it was a really cool feeling when I got to the car and just tossed my tote into the trunk. No sticky bags rolling around. I had everything in ONE tote… the cashier would have easily taken up three or four bags. Sooo….
Yesterday, when the girls and I went to the grocery store, I tossed a cooler in the trunk and my tote bag on my back. I was SO excited when I stepped up to the registers to find cloth reusable totes for 86 cents!! GO FOOD LION! I bought three of them. I was able to fit all of our groceries into the four reusable bags. I left the milk and juice jugs in the cart with no bag at all. Once we got to the car, we put the cold stuff in the cooler and headed home! I was surprised at how big these Food Lion bags were. They even had little mats to hold the bottoms flat and the bags open. I think they had more usable space than their regular bags, a bit more like using a paper bag.
The girls thought this was “sooo cool mom!” They don’t quite understand what makes it so cool, but they liked it. I can’t wait to go shopping again. I am a little concerned about showing up at Kroger with Food Lion bags. I guess I could get three from Kroger (if they have them of 86 cents!)
Now if I could just figure out exactly how I want to start the composting…hmmm….. something to think about today.