A PSA From Your Supermarket Cashier

Wash Your Reusable Grocery Bags

Last night, I went to the supermarket and my cashier was really excited about my reusable bags. They’re enormous and made of canvas, so I thought she was talking about their size and capacity.

“NOOO!” she practically shouted. “I like them because you’ve WASHED them sometime this decade.”

“People don’t wash their grocery bags?” I asked, realizing that I’d never really thought about what other people do or don’t do with them.

She shook her head. “Oh, it’s NASTY. You open some of those bags and the smell is so powerful it could knock you off your feet. Rotten chicken, dairy… I once had one come back with a milk spill in the bottom. So gross!”

So please, people: wash those bags or buy new ones when the old ones get nasty. Your cashier will appreciate you.

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2 Responses

  1. tweetsbyfree says:

    Ugh I have bags I do’nt think are machine washable. I almost want to go buy some canvas and make my own just so I can throw them in my washing machine. I try to be ridiculously careful with my bags though – no spills in mine.

  2. Alisa says:

    I used to have the $0.99 crinkly material kind, but I had a chicken juice spill and that was the end of that. I deliberately sought out bags that I could not only wash, but bleach.

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