Are you forgetting your reusable shopping bags at home every time you go shopping? Do you only remember them when you are at the counter, ready to pay? Then these tips will be very useful for you!
1. Choose lightweight and portable reusable bags. These bags are only a few inches in size when packed and don’t take up much space. They can be folded neatly and tucked into your handbag or in a backpack. Make it a habit of carrying these reusable bags with you at all times.
2. Keep your shopping bags in your car. The majority of us take our cars when we run errands and go shopping, so it’s common sense to stow your reusable bags in your vehicle. They could even fit in the glove compartment. Just remember to wash your bags on a regular basis; don’t just throw your bags in your car and keep them there forever. That way when you get out of the car to do some shopping, just grab your reusable bags and you are good to go!
3. Keep your reusable bags by the door. Which door do you use most in your home? Stash the bags on a hook or in a basket right by the door you use most regularly. If you use those big bulky reusable bags from big supermarket chains, then it’s a good idea to have them by the entrance. The sight of those big bags will always remind you to bring your bags with you when you leave home.
4. Plan your shopping. Decide on where and when you will go for shopping this weekend and remind yourself to take your reusable shopping bags with you. Perhaps you have certain bags you like to use for certain stores, make sure you have them ready to go when you plan your errands.
5. Become a fashion model when going shopping. Use stylish and funky reusable bags to make your shopping experience unforgettable! Reusable bags come in all sorts of sizes and fun patterns and colors, get a few that catch your fancy. If you rethink your shopping experience altogether from a boring routine to “showing yourself” to the world, then you will always want to have those bags with you!
ECOcentric Bags is a great resource to find eco-friendly bags of all kinds — from shopping bags and produce bags to purses and backpacks. Their site features bags made of recycled, repurposed, and organic materials, made by ecologically and socially responsible companies. The company is a proud member of 1% For the Planet, meaning 1% of all sales go directly to environmental causes.
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