It seems to me that reusable grocery bags are finally becoming “the norm” (At least where I shop, in Santa Cruz, California.) Reusable bags eliminate the need for paper (or worse yet- plastic bags) and are indeed a sign of progress. But reusable grocery bags aren’t just for groceries. Picking up take-out? Shopping for new clothes? Getting souvenirs for your kids on a trip? Buying car parts at the auto shop? Bring a reusable bag!
Chances are, you’ve already got a few kicking around. If not, maybe your friend has an extra. You could get crafty and make your own, or break down and buy a couple. I have several bags and one really awesome basket. My favorite bag used to be a diaper bag! It’s machine washable, so it’s great for things that might be messy, like soft fruit… or car parts.
Of course, bringing your bag with you is the key to making it useful. Put one in your trunk, truck box, purse, or pocket. When it ends up in your house, put it by the door so you can grab it on your way out.
So, besides groceries, what will you put in your reusable bag?