Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Shopping Made Easier!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Shopping Made Easier!



With plastic bag tax all set to be enforced in the UK later on this year, many of us are looking for alternatives for easily transporting our shopping home.

It may not seem like much at 5p per bag, but I personally use around 10 bags each time we do a food shop and around another 5 for smaller "Staple items" shops throughout each week - that adds up to almost £40 over the course of a year, which is money that I'd much rather have in my own pocket.

When you take into account environmental factors, it becomes pretty apparent that switching from plastic bags is the best move...but what to switch to?

I have shopped regularly in Lidl for a while now and I notice that most of their shoppers use old cardboard boxes to transport their goods from the store to their cars, but this can be quite cumbersome with two young children in tow - getting the big empty cardboard boxes into the store and carrying them around taking up space in your trolley while you shop, etc.

When I discovered My Buddy Box, I couldn't believe something like this hasn't been what we've all been using for years as it just makes things so much easier - they come folded down to virtually nothing so they're easy to carry around empty and take up minimal space in the trolley too - then they fold out to a large box which is ideal for holding lots & lots of shopping!

They're so sturdy, I had no worries at all about filling them full of heavy items such as milk and tinned foods.

To take a look at how we used My Buddy Box on our last shopping trip, just take a look at the video below:



My Buddy Boxes have so many other handy uses too - they can be used for toy storage, filing, and so much more - we like to use ours for laundry as our washing machine is in the cellar which means a lot of to-ing and fro-ing up and down the stairs - the My Buddy Box has made these journeys a lot easier!

To find out more about My Buddy Box, please visit www.mybuddy-box.com

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1 comment:

  1. What a great idea. If I had a car this would defo be something I would use to pack away my shopping with, great that it has other uses too for toy storage!

    Em xx

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