1. Gather all the bags in your home that are washable, durable and approximately of the size of a paper grocery bag.
  2. After unloading your groceries, return the reusable grocery bags back to your car. This will make sure that you have the bags the next time you visit the grocery store.
  3. Keep some in the car or your purse/briefcase for unexpected trips to the store.
  4. If you arrive at the check out counter and realize that you left your bags in the car, simply push your cart aside and go get them! It will only take a few minutes but you will be glad you did it.
  5. Gently remind the bagger to pack your bags full so that you can avoid using plastic bags. You can fit a lot more groceries in reusable grocery bags than in a standard plastic bag.