Starting January 1, 2014 grocery stores stopped giving plastic bags. Either bring your own reusable bag or pay for each paper bag you use. Honestly, it was a blessing in disguise. I don't know about you, but when I'm at the market I grab anything that looks good or that I might want. Now that I have to bring my own bags, I'm so picky and only get what I need (up to the amount that will fit in however many bags I have at that time). Win/Win situation. I'm eating less junk and saving more money (and saving the world without my use of plastic?)
My last trip to CVS, I was shocked when they said they too no longer give out bags! Whaaat!? (good thing I had a bunch in the car because who doesn't get things they don't need at CVS?!) The good part about CVS is that the things I buys are small items. This whole "bag" situation doesn't really change my CVS shopping addiction much other then having to remember my bags from the car.
Here's where it 100% kills my vibe. TARGET! I went yesterday for ONE THING. Naturally, that one item turned into shoes, shampoo and conditioner, new hair brushes, froggy bag clips (necessary, I swear), a bottle of wine...you get where I'm going with this...
Target is the one store where I can wonder for hours and find a million things I'm convinced I need. Now that I have to carry my own bags, and remember to bring enough bags for everything they carry in the store, it feels like target on a budget (and no one likes that feeling!) Side note: If you don't have bags you obviously can buy them at target...for the rip-of price of $4.99. damn.
Is your area going Green? Do they make you carry bags everywhere? Do you always forget yours in the car like I do?