If You’re Going to Insist on Carrying All the Groceries in One Trip, Don’t Be a Damned Fool About It

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  • Jcard21

    I don’t need any stinkin’ hook!

    I regularly carry:

    • in my left hand: 10-12 plastic shopping bags of groceries, and

    • in my right hand: 4-5 bags plus a 2.5gal water jug.

    … and I’ll turn 60 years old this month.

  • jbs

    I never understand these sort of one-purpose doo-dads.  If the idea is to keep it stashed in your trunk (because, let’s face it, who’s gonna remember to bring along their lil’ hook-thing when they go shopping if it’s not already there), then you have to bring it back out after you’ve hauled everything inside,which kinda defeats the whole one-trip thing, right?

    • Andrew

      They’re intended to carry all kinds of things, multiple paint cans, tools etc. When I’m going on a big grocery trip there’s other planning that goes into it so bringing this along isn’t a problem. It’s actually a pretty useful thing to have around.

  • http://www.erichenao.com Eric Henao

    Get a canvas tote bag. Get three and your done. Yes it’s $90, but they will last a lifetime, it’s eco, and you can use them for a load of other things. These suckers are built like tanks. Also, since they are big and strong, you can put more in them rather than carrying a ton of small plastic bags. (Unless you’re buying groceries for a family of 4+ then you’ll need more)  http://www.landsend.com/pp/large-natural-open-top-canvas-tote-bag~232439_-1.html

    • Christopher

      I second this method. I bought three reusable canvas bags (from Ralph’s) for $2.99 each, probably not as high quality as Eric’s, but I easily fit 2 weeks worth of groceries in them at a time. There’s also the benefit of being green and less baggage. That being said, I used a carabiner like the ones pictured before I bought my bags, worked great.

    • Steve

      Studies are showing that canvas bags can carry E. coli. So if canvas is your choice, make sure you are washing them regularly.

  • Trollalot

    Maybe the person should attack his laziness by doing Deadlifts, squats, power cleans and farmer’s walks

    • http://www.primermagazine.com/ Andrew

      It’s more about awkward carrying than strength. Even with the clip we’re carrying the same amount of weight so working out doesn’t change anything.