June 27, 2007 § 15 Comments
As the end of my commuter existence nears and intown-living’s return is within sight, I decided to make yet another small change in how I live my life: going grocery bag-less.
It started as I fumed my way through traffic from work to TJ’s. While checking out, I realized that I didn’t lug as many groceries per trip as I used to (more fresh food/ less packaged food = trips more often). It’s a manageable amount for someone to, say, bring her own reusable bags. Ding ding ding! That someone could be me!
I had already made the switch when IKEA started asking people to buy their reusable giant blue bag to shop there, so I figured this would be an easy transition. In addition to that one, I got myself a handy insulated tote from TJ’s for cold items, plus a cute cloth bag from bean blossom goods on etsy. All three are large enough to hold more than a week’s worth of groceries, fold up easily to be kept in my car’s trunk, and are, most importantly, reusable.
Brian laughed off the idea as silly, but even though it’s something small and probably not going to make an earth-shatteringly amount of difference, it will be a difference. To me. And I’m pretty happy about it.