With the 5p carrier bag charge introduced this week, the search for the perfect reusuable bags is upon us and I have found just the thing to use in supermarkets. From the company Packing Sorted comes these rather clever Trolley Bags!
As you can see they fit perfectly in your trolley, meaning no wasted space and just four bags to lift out into your car. What’s more, they are all velcroed to each other at the top to stop them sliding apart until you need to remove them , but they also all roll up together for easy storage in your car boot between shopping trips.
They are easy to carry into the supermarket as demonstrated by my 4yr old son on the left who loves to help out!
Then you simply hang them on the hook at the end of your trolley as above whilst you shop. If you are scanning your own shopping you can of course put the items straight into the bags otherwise keep them rolled up until you go through the till.
The beauty of these bags are that there’s no messing around trying to open fiddly carrier bags, you simply place the bags at the end of the trolley and open them out to the end. They have velcro at the top to keep them together, which you then simply undo to lift them into the car.
These really do make shopping so simple and are the perfect solution to avoid the carrier bag charge. These are built to last, fill the whole trolley and can be used time and time again. As you can see the ones above are designed for a shallow trolley but they do also make a set for a large trolley which you can see here.
For one of my readers, I am giving away a set of Trolley Bags. All you have to do is fill out the Gleam form below.
Shopkins are a collectible series of mini grocery characters along with shop playsets and accessories such as shopping bags, baskets and trolleys. I hadn’t heard of these before but it seems these are a huge craze and sure to be a hit at Christmas.
We received a Shopkins Small Supermarket to review and the children were immediately excited and wanted to play. Aimed at children aged 5+, mainly due to the small pieces I imagine, it’s actually been a huge success with both my children, Miss M who is 6 and Mister B who’s almost 4.
The set comprises of a double sided supermarket play scene with doors that swing open. There’s shelves and a small basket that you moves up like a lift to a helter skelter slide for the food to slide down into the trolley. There is a separate check out with moveable conveyor belt. Also included are two shopkins, a tub of butter and a bottle of moisturiser along with two shopping bags.
This playset is very durable, the plastic is durable with some parts being slightly rubbery. The biggest surprise for me though was how fascinating both my children found this. They have really enjoyed playing with it and got into role play with the little characters. They’ve even used some of their own figures to go into the shop to buy the items. As there are a few moveable parts, it’s had enough to keep them occupied and it is something they have gone back to each day to play with again.
This is definitely going to be a hit this Christmas and with the grocery items being released in series in various sized packs, it means children can buy pieces with their pocket money. We’ve loved Shopkins and had lots of play value out of it!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received some Shopkins in order to write the review.