If you are switching to reusable bags because you want to change your habits, it can be a little hard to adopt this new change. Switching to reusable bags requires some adjustment and getting used to. This is because we are so used to buying things in plastic bags that we feel uncomfortable transitioning to this new change.
Here are four simple tips to help you make an easy transition to reusable bags:
Learn and Educate
Understandably, many people will find this new change unreasonable and annoying – especially if your favorite grocery store is pushing such bags on you. A lot of people just want things to continue the way that they are. Such individuals need to be educated properly and politely. So, if you are someone who rejects the idea of using a reusable bag then you learn about it and see what difference it will make to your life and the global environment. Learn and educate yourself about the benefits of reusable bags and how using them will transform your lifestyle.
Keep them Clean
The last thing you want is to use a dirty reusable bag because it can get contaminated and spread germs. If you have a washable reusable bag then try washing them at least once a week to keep your grocery clean. Moreover, a clean grocery bag also protects you from carrying any harmful bacteria and other germs. Grocery bag germs can make you sick especially these days when the entire world is fighting against a pandemic – COVID 19. So, keep your grocery items as well as your grocery bag clean.
Someone who is new to the concept of reusable bags should get at least two. The reason is that when you go for the monthly grocery shopping you would require at least two large reusable bags to carry all your groceries. Similarly what a quick run to target you should also have one in the trunk. So always keep at least 2 to 3 reusable bags in the trunk of your car for easy access.
Storing your reusable bags is easy because most of them are foldable so they only take up a little space. We recommend storing your reusable bag in the trunk of the car or near your key holder. This way you will remember to take the bags and not forget them back home. Imagine the cashier asking you for the bag at the time of check out and you have nothing…now that would be embarrassing.
It is a lot easier to use reusable bags than dealing with stacks of plastic or paper bags that need to be recycled. If you have still not made the switch to reusable bags then please do. Maybe these tips will help you avoid some of the annoying pitfalls many newbies encounter as they make this transition. So, make this adjustment because, in the long run, it is worth it!