Kristin relies on basic physics to keep her groceries from spilling in the back of her car:
To keep flat-sided grocery bags (we use the Trader Joes’ flat-bottomed reusable bags) from toppling over in my minivan’s back well on the drive home, I put them in the car at a 45-degree angle to the axle of the car. It stabilizes them even in turns or quick brakes. Worked in our trunk, too, when we had one!
Basically, you don’t want the bag to sit with its flat sides to the front or side of the car. It actually helps if you deliberately put the bags at this angle, not just throw them in. In essence, you’re trying to avoid the domino effect.
Lots of other hacks for grocery bags, too, I’m sure. But this one was such a lightbulb moment!
So smart. Anyone have another grocery bag hack?