|I've used it for transporting hot or cold foods. Pocket is handy too.|
I love it. So much lighter weight than the cooler I used to lug around for refrigerated or frozen items. In my part of the country, that is a must for summer shopping.
Next she gave me one of these
|(The tote, not the cat :) Roomy & sturdy, with double reinforced|
straps. Katy snoopervises the putting away of groceries.
It is similar to the laundry tote showed you in my post on eliminating plastic in the laundry. It's just not as wide, so it's perfect as a grocery tote: sturdy and holds a lot. I also ordered two of these
|The gallon of vinegar is to give you an idea of how roomy|
& sturdy it is. The grommets really strengthen the straps.
I'm very happy with them. They make all my old canvas totes seem dinky and flimsy. These are roomy and strong! The heavy webbing handles are reinforced with both stitching and grommets.
What's really great is that once all the groceries are unpacked, they all squish up and fit inside the large tote.
For me, that means it's easier to remember to put back into the car! For some reason my little cloth totes were forever getting pushed aside so that often they weren't where I needed them.
I got two personal totes as customer specials, well, one tote and one purse.
|Shoulder strap purse and library tote. I really |
like that it holds pen and notebook so handily.
Before I tell you where I got them, I have a confession to make. You probably noticed I don't do ads on my blog and don't even push my own books terribly often. But I did figure that if I was going to show these anyway, then I might as well set up the link to host a blog "party." If anyone orders, then I get credit for more products (and I have my eye on several things to help eliminate plastic storage containers). To check out the catalog, click here. You will land at a page entitled "Leigh's Online Thirty-One Party," and if you click "shop now," you can see what they've got. Better yet would be to host your own blog or facebook party so you could get free and discounted products. Just click on "Host a Party" at the top of the page, or email me and I'll put you in touch with my daughter-in-law.
Another option: if you really like the products and are interested in a flexible home business that doesn't call for huge start-up capital, you could become a consultant. For more information click "Become a Consultant" at the top of this page or email me and I'll put you in touch with my daughter-in-law.
One last consideration for eliminating plastic in shopping, is where you shop. One of the reasons I like Aldi is because they don't bag my groceries. I bring my own boxes or bags and eliminate those stupid plastic grocery bags. I mention that because some places I shop, I feel like I'm inconveniencing the checker because she has to take the time to use my bags instead of just pop my items into plastic.
Your turn. Is shopping an area you've made plastic elimination progress?