I’ll admit it – I used to use plastic and/or paper bags for a big portion of my life.
For whatever reason it took me some time to finally switch to reusable bags. First I actually bought them but then I would never remember to use them… finally I got a system down that worked for me and now I don’t know what took me so long! I love my reusable bags and feel so much more environmentally savvy! I wish I had seen these tips way back when and maybe I’d have switched sooner:
- Buy enough bags! I made this mistake for several weeks before realizing I needed about 5 bags in the car. The reason is that when I go shopping, I usually make all the rounds at once. I typically use 2 bags at the grocery store, so if you only have two bags in the car, you won’t have any for the quick trip into Target or the department store.
- Put bags in both cars! Another mistake I made was only putting the reusable bags in my car. It took me several misfires before I realized that I actually do a lot of shopping using my husband’s car because mine is already in the garage after dinner and his is typically still in the driveway. I like to shop after dinner sometimes which means I would prefer the convenience of using his car as I ran out the door.
So take the plunge and make the switch! You’ll be happy you did!