Trolley Bags: An easy and helpful packing solution

With plastic shopping bags being a thing of the past – we are all trying to be as green as possible and save the planet – there is a conscious need to remember to take reusable shopping bags with us to the supermarket every week.

Thankfully, Trolley Bags make the whole process of taking enough reusable bags with you very easy and, although they don’t help you to remember to actually put them in the car, they are a life saver in every possible way.

About Trolley Bags

A complete system of 4 different sized reusable bags that are attached with velcro, Trolley Bags are used to pack your shopping at the checkout as your goods are scanned.

The 4 colour coded bags spread out across the top of any supermarket trolley – even the shallow ones at Pick n Pay – allowing you to pack your shopping exactly the way you want to.

Trolley Bags suggests that you use the big bag at one end for the bulkier, lighter items and smaller, heavier items are best suited to be packed in the small bag at the front.

When you get to your car, it’s as simple as detaching each of the bags and placing them one by one into your boot for the trip back home where you will be able to unpack all of your items easily.

My thoughts

Jeanne and I took our Trolley Bags that were sent to us at the end of last year to Pick n Pay the other day for the first time, and we could not wait to use them when we got to the check out.

When we got to Pick n Pay we hung the Trolley Bags – all rolled up – on the end of our trolley, and we did our shopping as normal and, once we were done, made our way to the checkout queue.

I always offload the shopping while Jean takes control of the packing, as I like things packed a certain way – you know, heavy stuff first and then the lighter things on top.

However, we did not have a big shop this day, and only ended up using one of the Trolley Bags. Which was not a problem, but we did not get to use all of the bags (that will have to wait until the big shop at the first of next month – so if you want to see what that looks like, stay tuned to my Instagram account where I will post a little video).

The Trolley Bags are amazing, and my favourite aspect of the bags is that they are so freaking deep, meaning that you can fit quite a lot of groceries in the four bags if you do a big shop. We did a whole week’s shop and only ended up using the one big bag. We were really, really surprised as how much fit in just the one bag and cannot wait to use them again and again.

I have to admit, that we got a few funny looks when we unrolled our Trolley Bags and set them up to be packed, which really surprised me. People should be embracing ideas like Trolley Bags, and not choosing to use plastic bags that are continuing to ruin our planet.

Not only will using reusable bags like Trolley Bags help save our planet, but they will help you to halve the time at the supermarket checkout, organise your shopping the way your prefer it to be organised, and there will be no need to buy plastic shopping bags anymore.


If you want to buy your own Trolley Bags, which you should, you can visit their website here and purchase your own for only R399. Trolley Bags also have their own Cool Bag – which is an insulated cooler to keep your ice cream and milk cold – and Xtra Bag – which is the newest addition to Trolley Bags and is a versatile bag which is a stable box shaped bag that can hook onto your trolley and is great to carry and hold everything from bottles to eggs – that you should check out!

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  • Reply Melanie Pretorius

    I love this, might try it out sooner rather than later

    January 31, 2017 at 10:40 am
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      You definitely should! Such an amazing product and by using them we are contributing to saving out planet. xx

      April 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Cori

    What a neat idea! People may give weird looks now, but it’ll change soon. A few years ago people could not wrap their heads around my using my bookbag to carry groceries home. I’d say I didn’t need a bag and more often than not would have to take things out of the bags. Now I can go to the same stores and 75% of shoppers are using reusable bags.

    January 18, 2017 at 6:02 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      Using them is worth the weird looks 😉 Nice to contribute to saving our gorgeous planet, even in a small way.

      April 5, 2017 at 3:49 pm

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