Jamie shares why she loves reusable grocery bags:
Our local grocery store is selling Earthwise simple reusable grocery bags for .99 cents. It took about a week to get used to remembering to bring it in to the grocery store but now I love it for 2 reasons: we save .05 cents for each one we use, each time (we have 3 now- 1 for each car and an extra) and we don’t have tons of plastic bags hanging around or in the garbage.
I have also found it nice to use when I need to return and pick out new library books – it’s easier to carry him when I don’t have my hands full of picture books.
There are SO many uses for these bags (not to mention their environmental virtues). Beach and pool totes, general catch-alls for the car, handy storage for hats, mittens, goggles, etc., when hung over a hook in the closet. How else do you use your reusable shopping bags?
Related: Reusable shopping bags make "green" gift bags (great ideas in the comments of that post, too.)