There are some things in life that I now get really excited by that I never, ever would have thought that I would. Things like a coffee in peace or a night in watching a film and I can now add Trolley Bags to this last. Since the bag tax has come into effect here in England I keep trying to remember my reusable bags and always forget, then moan and grumble at paying out for them again. I’ve also recently started shopping at Aldi to try and cut down our outgoings. A few times I have arrived at the checkout slightly smug that the shop has gone so well with a very unpredictable toddler, to be greeted by the manic food slinging through the conveyor belt that happens when you get to the till. Even if you arrive at that point calm, there is no way you finish in the same state. I then have to pull everything out of the trolley again and pack it into my annoyingly newly purchased bags.
I no longer have to do this and it is all thanks to the totally genius invention that is Trolley Bags. They are a system of 4 different sized bags that fit in to your trolley. You can get them in 2 different sizes, original for deeper trolleys or express for shallow trolleys. I opted for the original in pastel. You can also get them in bright vibe colours.
Whilst shopping in both Aldi and Tesco I straight away set the Trolley Bags in to my trolley opening them up. I placed my food items and other items in to the different bags as I went around the shop, keeping similar items together. When at the till I emptied a bag at a time on to the conveyor belt meaning that even in Aldi they came through in some order that I could quickly place them back into the correct bags. I then easily separated the bags and placed them in my car. One tip I will give is not to place too many heavy items into the largest bag unless you are bigger and stronger than me as I struggled to lift it out of the trolley the first time I used them. The next time I used the bags I distributed the heavier items between the two larger bags and it was much easier. If you look on the Packing Sorted website, they recommend different ways of using the bags depending on how you shop. This is just the way that I find works for me.
When using the bags I have had lots of people stop me and ask me where they are from and commenting on what a good idea they are. I like them so much that I don’t forget to take them with me and so I’m being more environmentally friendly as I don’t keep having to get new reusable bags at the checkout. Trolley Bags also save me time and stress so they are definitely a product that I would recommend.
I have teamed up with Packing Sorted to offer a set of Trolley bags RRP £17.99 in your choice of either bright vibe or pastel colour and original or express size. You can enter via the Gleam form below. Good luck!