I’ll be the first to admit, I’m horrible about remembering to bring reusable shopping bags with me to the store. I’m better with the grocery store, but when I get home and unpack them, I hang them outside on a hook in the garage, so that I remember them for my next trip to the grocery store. If I go to any other store, I usually kick myself for not thinking to keep some in the car. My bags are generally a big jumbled mess and are a collection of various purchase and free store bags. I didn’t have anything that was compact or easy to carry, especially with a toddler.
So imagine my absolute joy when I found out I won a set of ChicoBags over at Non-Toxic Kids. I never win anything, so I was stoked about that too!
ChicoBags are a great alternative to plastic bags and also a great alternative to the reusable bags you buy at the grocery store. I’m not saying those don’t do the trick, don’t get me wrong. Anything that cuts back on the use of unnecessary plastic is a great thing, but they get lost, and if you’re like me, you never fold them up, rather stuff all of them into one bag, making them one giant mess.
I got my bags last week, and I have to say, I’m pretty impressed. There is one tiny thing that I will say is a bummer, and that’s that they’re a little on the smaller side, but here are the things that rock about these bags and set them apart from other bags in the same league:
- They hold up to 25 pounds. A four pack will hold 100 pounds worth of groceries.
- They come in their own built in pouch. No worries about losing the pouch, and it’s hidden on the inside of the bag when it’s in use.
- The pouch has it’s own mini carabiner, so you can hook it to your handbag, stroller, or any other place where you won’t forget it.
- The handles are wide, so you can hold them without them hurting your hands.
I immediately put the bags on my handbag and have been putting them through the paces ever since. They work great, and best of all, I don’t feel as if I have an excuse to forget my bags anymore.
Get it: You can order ChicoBags from Two Knobby Tires. Order two sets of four for $35.96, which qualifies you for free shipping. Enter the code SAFEMAMA at checkout. Code is good until March 31st.