Are you a perfectionist? Do you obsess over organization in every aspect of your life? Well let me tell you, when it comes to grocery shopping, I am always looking for ways to make the experience easier and more organized.
This New Year’s I made a resolution to be more “green” and reduce my carbon footprint. If you are interested in reading about my resolution, you can do so here http://zonamom.com/new-years-resolution-to-be-more-green-how-to-succeed/. As part of my resolution I wanted to remove plastic grocery bags from my life. I own a bunch of reusable shopping bags but tend to forget them at home. Sometimes I have forgotten them in the car but don’t realize until I am checking out, but don’t want to be that a-hole that holds up the line while I go get them.
Even when I remember my bags, I still stress at the check-out. I don’t know what sort of training is done to be a grocery bagger, if any. Somehow they always manage to destroy my groceries and use an excessive amount of bags. Seriously, do I need a bag for each individual item?! Oh and yes, I picked out the perfect apples just to have them literally thrown into a bag making them apple sauce under the skin. My favorite is when my $5 loaf of bread has been misshapen by canned items. Or better yet, when the tortilla chips I had so looked forward to dipping in salsa are crushed to bits. If you haven’t picked up on my sarcasm… these are things that bother me most, and make me look like a crazy lady in the parking lot cursing into the trunk of my car.
So maybe your check-out and bagging isn’t that bad. But surely you hate when your groceries roll all over as you drive. Or if you live in an area like me here in Arizona, it gets HOT! Grocery shopping during the summer months can be tough. Ice cream may not make it home before melting and meat may spoil.
Yes, I tend to ramble a bit. But if you have experienced these frustrations, we are probably on the same page and looking for a solution.
When preparing for my New Year’s resolution, I went on Amazon and searched reusable shopping bags with a rating filter (I rarely buy items without a 4+ star rating) . I came across this brand named Earthwise. Earthwise seems to specialize in reusable shopping items. As I looked through all of their items I found these grocery boxes that looked like wooden crates. Into my Amazon cart they went. Then, I came across an insulated version that has a zippered lid… yup, I gotta get those too. They also have a reusable mesh produce bag set so I bought those too. Checked out, waited two days for my items. Then they arrived, just in time to take them shopping.
These opinions are my own, I was not paid or compensated in any way for a review.
I have now used these several times and will give you the “skinny” on these products below…
Earthwise Reusable Shopping Boxes Review
- Sturdy box design
- Side handles and shoulder strap
- Folds easily
- Keeps items organized as you shop
- Keeps trunk tidy
- Easy to put away groceries at home
- Insulated bag- helps maintain temperature of your groceries
- Insulated bag’s zippered lid- makes it possible to stack
- Eliminates use of disposable plastic bags- reducing waste
I was skeptical of the sturdiness of these boxes but was and still am very impressed. The handles and straps seem secure and like they will last for a long time.
- You will be the envy of every other shopper when they see how organized your cart is.
- These do not solve poor bagging issues
- Price Point- They are so affordable you will be mad at yourself for not getting them sooner… I am
In all seriousness, I looked for a con every time I used them but I really haven’t come across any.
After trying these out I would definitely recommend them to anyone and everyone. They have made grocery shopping so much easier. If you are interested in these I have put some links below.
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As always, thank you for reading. Questions and comments are always welcome below.
April J. aka ZonaMom