Monday, January 27, 2014

Blue Monday - Grocery Shopping

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When we go grocery shopping to the wholesale store, we carry our Blue, cloth bags. That's not because we especially care about the environment, but because the warehouse-type store doesn't furnish carry-out bags. The advantage of this type of store is that we can buy in bulk and stock up.

Recently, we went to our local grocery store to buy other items that the big box store doesn't carry. Because the Blue bags were still on the top of our minds and in the back seat of the car, we used them again. Who knows? Thanks to Blue, we might just save a tree or two!

Do you use cloth bags for your grocery shopping?

Happy Blue Monday!


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Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Sally,
TY for hosting... this is a good idea for a blue hunting LoL*

Happy Blue Monday to you.

/CC girl

Anonymous said...

I never seem to be organised enough! Is that more blue light bulbs I spy in your shopping bags? Are they working? Debbie

Maria said...

I don't really use cloth bags but we usually bring a regular bag ( like small gym bag ) when shopping specially if we know we'll buy heavy items.

Lola said...

We use cloth bags - we're dissuaded from using plastic ones here in Europe!

Ileana said...

Yes,we use cloth bags. Green cloth bags!:)
Thanks for hosting.
Happy Blue Monday!

Gerald (SK14) said...

They want to start charging 10p a bag at supermarkets here - but I'd argue that re-using old bags for new food shopping is not a good idea.

Hazel said...

I remember using a cloth bag while attending classes in gradschool, while the rich classmates were flashing the Channels and Pradas. Then something funny ensued. Slowly they also began using cloth bags in later weeks :)

Hi Sally, I'm joining Blue Monday today but I'm afraid Blenza is not allowing me to link up. I will appreciate it if you could kindly link me up. Thank you very much.

Anni said...

Oh yes, I always re-use bags or bring a sturdier one when I go shopping. The amount of waste is big as it is and I think that we all should do what we can to help our planet to survive!

Happy Blue Monday!

Julie said...

I do have one or two blue shopping bags, but most of mine are green.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Since blue is my favorite color, I wouldn't mind shopping with those bags at all!

Jim said...

Interesting. Our supermarket shopping bags are green.

Melbourne Australia Photos said...

Our shopping bags are the same shade of blue!
Thanks for hosting, Sally.

My Desktop Daily said...

My angel photo has a startlingly blue cape.
Thanks for hosting!

Lina Gustina said...

I should start this green habit soon.

Anonymous said...

I always have one blue shopping bag in my car, but most of the time I forget to take it with me. Happy Monday :)

Leovi said...

Yes, beautiful and useful fabric bags Pretty Blue!...

Jackie McGuinness said...

WE use cloth bever since the city of Toronto imposed a 5 cent fee for plastic bags. That fee has been lifted but most people are just now in the habit of bringing their bags with them.

DougPhoto2009 said...

Sally, thanks for sharing. We usually use an L.L. Bean bag. Not blue but it has a blue handle.

Pondside said...

Several large grocers don't provide bags anymore, so we always have a collection of cloth bags in the car. They're sturdy and easier to carry from car to house, too.

LV said...

I still use the plastic ones. I reuse them in my small trash cans.When it is just one, it does not pay me to shop at wholesale stores.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I like warehouse stores like Costco and reusable grocery bags, Sally. Your bags are a pretty color blue! Have a good week,,,HBM

Joanne Olivieri said...

I like the blue color bags. I do use cloth and canvas bags for my shopping. I have one for grocery shopping and a different one for Walgreens and smaller items. Absolutely, save those trees :)

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Good Morning Sally. Always have the cloth bags in my trunk. They come in handy for so many things including groceries. Thanks for hosting Blue Monday.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Cloth bags all the way I hate the build up of plastic and if I forget them I go for paper bags.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Thanks for hosting Sally. I have 2 bits of blue in my post, nothing like all those handy blue bags. Have a good week.

My name is Riet said...

I have several blue bags. IKEA has these big bags for big stuff. Love your blues happy blue Monday

My name is Riet said...

I have several blue bags. IKEA has these big bags for big stuff. Love your blues happy blue Monday

Anonymous said...

Love buying in bulk! A very had habit to change is to remind myself to take bags with me when I run out the door to do groceries. Already for years they do not provide plastic bags in grocery stores Holland - they make you buy it!

xinex said...

Nice color and so practical...Christine

Hannah said...

I have some bags but not in a pretty shade of blue. It's nice for the environment anyway. Happy Blue Monday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally, thanks for hosting Blue Monday! Great idea :-)

GranthamLynn said...

Great Blue post. You are so creative. Mine is up.
Have a good week.

Annesphamily said...

Great blue post Sally! I love the reusable grocery bags.Blogger gave me a fit and I missed the deadline but still have my post up if you want to stop by. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Anne

Anonymous said...

I would love to use those blue bags, but I never remember them or it would take so many that I don't have enough. I'm horrible.

Meg said...

In South Australia it's illegal for Supermarkets to use plastic bags