We should ALL be thinking about conserving our planet but with busy schedules, sometimes some important priorities can get overlooked. A law in our county was recently passed that bans single-use bags. Starting January 1st, shoppers will be charged 10 cents per paper bag at local grocery stores. I’ve been pretty flaky about using reusable bags so I’m actually thankful for this law which will force me to do the right thing. I am also super thankful for my new Lotus Trolley Bags!
Until I tried Lotus Trolley Bags I thought bringing your own bags was actually kind of a pain in the butt. Lotus Trolley completely changed my stand point after just one use. These bags not only help conserve resources making them a more eco-friendly choice but they make the chore of grocery shopping SO.MUCH.EASIER!
Your lightweight Lotus Trolley bags were designed to be strapped to the handle of your grocery cart with Velcro keeping them out of the way until you need them. Once you unload your groceries from your cart to pay for them, you can unstrap them and put them into your cart, ready for bagging.
Four super sturdy bags are attached together with Velcro. Wooden rods hold them on the cart for easy loading. The largest bag goes up front by the “driver”. Each bag gets slightly smaller to fit with the tapering of the cart. One of the bags is insulated for your cold and frozen foods. One bag features wine and egg compartments to keep these items safe. There are side pockets too for small items if needed.
I can hardly believe how much these bags hold . They are super durable and double stitched so they will last. Each bag can hold over 50 pounds! These aren’t like many of the cheap reusable bags you’re used to. You’ll want to use this set every time you go to the store because they are awesome!
This wasn’t a “main” grocery shopping trip for me but it wasn’t a pick up a couple of items trip either. This is about $100 worth of groceries. I didn’t put the big items like milk and flour in the bags but everything else is inside the bags. You can’t see a lot of it because the bags are deep and hold a lot!
My car is often at least partially filled with sports gear. My kids play a lot of sports and we are always at games and practices which means having extra clothing, folding chairs, a portable heater, umbrellas etc. in the back which I often forget to take out before grocery shopping. Plastic grocery sacks making loading my car really haphazard. Stuff always falls out of the bags and even sometimes rolls out of the back of my car when I open it. Not anymore!
Lotus Trolley Bags keep things a lot more organized. You can separate the bags by undoing the Velcro that holds them together. I kept the wooden rods in to make it easier but you can take those out too if you need to. Once I got home, the car was so easy to unload! Just the four bags plus the heavier items.
Once I got the groceries put away, I stacked the bags back up, folded them and hooked the Velcro. I put them back in my car so I’d be sure to have them the next time I go grocery shopping. I’ll kick myself if I ever forget these bags! They made grocery shopping so much simpler and I felt good knowing I wasn’t using plastic bags that clutter up landfills.
Lotus Trolley Bags come in two colors and sell for $34.99 with free shipping on Amazon. You can also get produce bags to cut down even further on waste. These bags are really nice and can be used for other things as well. I forgot these on m shopping trip but I’ll be sure to bring them next time. I am sure I will love them as much as my Lotus Trolley bags! You can find out more about both of these items at www.lotustrolleybag.com.
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Terri Ashbrook says
They look both convenient and multipurpose.
I would love to cut back on our plastic bag usage. They are terrible for the environment. Think about how easy this would be to carry in the house to. I wish we had some like these when i was growing up.