We were trying to pack in bags, and then we decided to put it straight in the trolley and would pack in the car, but when we were asked if we wanted to try some Trolley Bags, I jumped at the chance as I had read a great review on Tami’s blog when she tried them.
I was pulled towards the idea of saving time at the checkout, but I don’t think I appreciated just how big each bag was when it arrived. For £16.99 you receive four bags, each a slightly different size. Each bag secures together really well with velcro, and are designed to pull apart to put in the car and then can be fastened back together for storage when rolled up together.
Going into the supermarket, we unrolled the bags and let them hang from the hook. When at the checkout with an empty trolley just before loading, we realised how easy it would be when the bags opened out down the trolley. The smaller blue bag will sit in the end compartment of the trolley if you need it to.
Packing is no longer a two person job to be able to keep up with the cashier, it’s actually easier to pack single handed now.
I struggled putting the larger bag in the boot, but I worked out that as the wooden poles at the top of the bags were quite strong, I used these with the bag rolled over on itself to help me lift into the car. This really helped distribute the weight. I don’t think even I could fill the largest bag with shopping.
I am really impressed with the bags, and wish I had discovered them earlier. My only gripe is that they force me to have a large trolley as a shallow trolley isn’t deep enough, which in turn helps me spend more.
Disclosure – I received the bags free of charge but all opinions are my own