Saturday, February 26, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge--Day 9: Something I Don't Leave My House Without

Unfortunately, I would leave the house without my head attached if there was any possible way to do it. But 99% of the time I don't leave the house without these:
Why I Love My Cloth Grocery Bags:
  • They magically turn me into Superwoman! With hardly any effort on my part, I'm single-handedly saving one corner of the world. Now I am ultra-aware how many plastic bags I would have gotten if I hadn't had my cloth bags with me. It's a lot. No wonder there are rumors of people building an island out of all the plastic bags we're using.
  • When I use them I feel like a super-organized genius. This is because I've had all these cloth bags for a long time, but I would never think about them until I was standing in line at the grocery store. When I finally got back to my car, with about 37 plastic bags, there the cloth bags would be, mocking me with their complete emptiness. Finally, I invested $4.50 and bought myself 3 of the fold-able kind with snaps. Now I keep them in a small bag along with my wallet and other essentials and I rarely forget them! And 3 of the fold-able grocery bags have about the same capacity as 37 plastic bags, so it's all good.
  • They make me feel European-ish. I have no idea why, but they do.
  • They are so much more convenient than plastic or paper bags. I remember the thrill I felt the first time my mom came home with plastic bags instead of paper. It was so much easier to unload the back of the station wagon that it was almost like a party. Well, cloth bags are THAT much better than plastic.


  1. I own about a dozen of these bags but always forget to put them in the car, so I never have them when needed. Good job by having a routine :-)

  2. The snappable ones are going to save the planet.

  3. I have no idea about the snappable ones! I have cloth bags but almost always forget them. Again, you and I think a lot alike, I think ;). I'm going to find me some snappable ones, even though Caleb mocks me for paying for bags when I could get them for free.