Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Reusable Bags Kill My Vibe

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 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?

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty much the worst at remembering my reusable totes. I either leave them at home or in the car. I also forget that certain cities have the no-bag rule, and inevitably I will not have one with me when I'm shopping there...

    jenn @ hello, rigby!