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Use A Handheld Basket At The Grocery Store



Not only will it force you to watch how much you buy, the weight of the basket will give your arms a good workout while you shop!

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  • This is a great idea when I only need a few items, but with a family with 3 teenagers, I NEED a cart! emoticon - by SHAN09
  • I do this most of the time. It really cuts down on impulse buying. - by LAINYC
  • I find if I plan my meals and make a list and then only buy what is on the list I do need a cart or my arm suffers too much.After all I only want to go to the store once a wk. and in our home in Canada where we live 100 km. from the store I only want to go once every two wks. - by GINA180847
  • Now I am shopping for a family - so I tend to use a cart. However, when I was single - I lived by the rule that I would only purchase enough that I could carry. That way I had to use the products; nothing went to waste ... and it would also discipline me to make frequent trips (the grocery store was walking distance from my apartment). - by ACVENTERS
  • thats def good advice, i usually try to grab a basket to save money anyways lol, keeps me from buying extra stuff i dont need if i know i only have room for what i need. the slimfast bottles do tend to get a little heavy though lol emoticon - by SARAHINSC81
    good advice! - by RASIRE
  • I do this every few days
    fresh fruit and veggies
    deciding on menu for the next couple of days
    I also tend to park away from the store...more steps! - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • This would work when you run in for just a few items but I do a week's shopping once a week. There is no way I could carry all of that, but thanks for the suggestion. - by LEANMEAN2
    Thanks - by AMANDACOETZER
    try to when feasible. - by BANNERMAN
  • I do this all the time as I shop often and try not to buy many things that come in packages. I also always try to carry my grocery bags, to the car...parked at the back of the lot! I think its a great idea! - by KITTYCART8
  • Yep! - by DEBBYNATION
  • emoticon - by CMORISAK
  • It's been many years since I could carry my groceries in a basket. I need the cart to make it around the huge stores. I also bring a folding stool so I can rest my legs when I need to. - by SUNSHINE65
  • i LOVE IT!
  • That is such a simple idea that makes sense. Plus you get an arm workout :) - by KJOHANEK1
  • Great idea. - by GYMRAT_AT44
    This is a standard rule for shopping at Walmart, when the arms are full or hurt time to go and it has saved me hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars on useless items.
    emoticon - by MEXIHOLIC
    As a single person the only time I get a cart is when I have to buy dog food. The big bag of dry just doesn't fit into the cart. Plus that is usually the only time I shop the aisle of the grocery store. try to keep my shopping around the out side of the store. Fresh and frozen foods. - by ALICOTTER
  • Such a great idea. But when buying for a growing family, I usually fill the cart with all my parameter shopping alone. I already steer clear of the inside aisles as much as possible. - by SOCDIRECTOR
  • emoticon - by TAYGRL
  • Good idea for when picking up just a few things. emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • Great tip, thanks

    emoticon - by RLAMBERTSC

  • I've a bad back but I'll tryt it - by LTMURPHY7
  • I think it's a great idea and on quick trips to the grocery store, I will use it. Also, putting everything right into the reusable tote makes sense. emoticon
    It's simple enough but can make a big impact over time. - by STRRRETCH23
  • LOL! Living in a small health conscious town helps, too because everyone always looks in my cart and feels free to comment on it.

  • Great advice if you can get away with it but what about the 100's who can't walk, or carry, or move properly what do they do???? - by HYATTI1
  • KATEM200
    As a single person, I definitely do this. I usually do it as "whatever I can carry" or "whatever I can fit in my canvas bag" with my gallon of milk being carried separately. It's amazing how easy it is to look at a box of cookies and pass by it if you just don't have space for it. - by KATEM200
  • I do something similar, but with my reusable shopping bags. I usually take two of my bags in and when they both get unbearably heavy, it is time to go! - by SLEEPYDEAN

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