Oops! 5 Tools To Help You Remember Your Reusable Bags

We're totally on the reusable bag train. We've been championing it since... well, way before most of our friends jumped in on it, driven by their lust for the Anya Hindmarch bag. We've got small bags, big bags, cold bags, bags that fold up into tiny packages and bags we keep in the car. The problem is when we get up to the check-out counter and realize that we forgot our bag...

And then we have to sheepishly answer the most embarrassing question a Re-Nest writer can encounter: "So, will that be paper or plastic?"

So, in our quest to combat our bagnesia, we asked our friends what they'd recommend. Here are the tips we got:

  • One friend bought a dozen of those bags that fold up and keeps one in each of her handbags and one in the car.
  • Another friend has schooled her daughter to remind her to bring her reusable bag: "There's nothing like being admonished by a four year old at the top of their lungs in the middle of a crowded grocery story that you are a bad mommy for forgetting your bag to sear it into your brain."
  • Another friend only buys what she can carry or fit into her admittedly large handbag.
  • When faced with this dilemma, a fourth friend just made several trips to the car, carrying his purchases by hand. He's been dating one of the women who helped him out of this predicament.
  • On our part, we've decided to order a bagnesia kit which contains a key chain lanyard, a steering wheel wrap and a door hanger reminder as well as a reusable bag, a cold bag, a carabiner clip and four produce bags.

What do you do to help you remember your reusable bags? Share your tips in the comments!

(Image of Baggu Bags via AT:NY)

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