I put a poll up the other day about fabric grocery bags. I decided to post a post about it too and get more conversation going. If you read my blog on a regular basis you know I am far from "Earthy crunchy", but I do have fabric grocery bags.
I decided to buy one Walmart bag for the mid-week trips to the Walmart Neighborhood Market up the street from us. My thought was it would be easier to carry the fabric bag on my shoulder while carrying Colby and holding Blake's hand. It would also make thing easier when I'm bringing things into the house.
After I used this a few times, I decided to go buy one at Publix, our local grocery store, when I was there for a quick shop. After I did this, I decided hey... you fit a whole lot more in these which means less trips to and from the car.
The next week when we did our "big shop", I picked up 3 more Publix bags. I think it's funny that I can now bring home 4 Publix fabric bags filled with the same amount of groceries that used to take maybe 10 bags.
I do use the plastic bags around the house: dog poop pick up, in the diaper pail, etc... So will I only ever use the fabric grocery bags.... no. But, I do find it was worth the $4 that I paid to get the 4 bags that I have... ok wait the $4.50 to get the 5 bags that I have. I feel that this is a little thing that I can do to help. It is good for the enviornment. It is good for the grocery stores (think about how much they save not having to have the plastic bags).
Just something to think about for those who haven't bought any yet.