Back in February, Chicago issued a 7 cent bag tax to all plastic and paper bags. This means any time you need a bag, you pay 7 cents… Crazy, right? It’s smart thought because it produces less waste and bags, but man it’s annoying when you forget a bag when you go shopping. That’s why I always try to have a bag with me!
It really makes a difference when I’m out shopping. It’s nice not to have a ton of bags while I out shopping and then come home and shove them in our bag cabinet. Think of all the space you’ll be saving if you buy one or two of these reusable bags! I know I have and it feels better to have less plastic bags and waste follow me around. Plus these bags are WAYYY cuter than the Target plastic bags (sorry Target… you know I love you!)
I bought one of these lovely packable bags a couple of weeks ago and I keep it in my bag at all times. It’s a life saver I’m telling you. If I’m doing some spontaneous grocery shopping, it’s there when I need it! How convenient is that? There are times whenever I need some a little sturdier so I look to canvas bags and those heavy duty grocery bags.
You can shop those two styles below. I typically use canvas bags for clothes shopping. It feels good to use a reusable canvas bag while I’m out shopping and I save 7 cents every time I use one! Whenever I go grocery shopping I grab one or two of the large grocery shopper bags if I know I’ll have a heavy lot of groceries to lug around.
Grocery Shopper Bags
How have you done with the bag tax so far? Struggling? Shop any of these bags and you’ll never have to worry (or pay 7 cents) again!