Put heavier items on the bottom. Put lighter items to the top. Don’t crush the bread. Don’t break the eggs.
Many of us are at least vaguely aware of these principles, but could use a go-to, step-by-step routine.
When to bag the bag
Remember, not everything has to go in the grocery bags. Items that already have handles, like milk jugs, can be easier to carry without a bag. Large bags of dog food, soda fridge packs and jumbo cases of toilet paper can also be easier to carry separately, especially with adhesive carry handles.
It’s okay to forget your
Plastic grocery bags are still being sold but at a very small cost to you. In the even that you do forget your bag, don’t hesitate to purchase a bag and you can even reuse your plastic bags!