If you are like me, you have a ton of re-usable bags. They take up far too much room, even in the organizer ya bought to keep them organized. This is one of the many things I’m loving about the Lotus Sustainables! After we’re done with them, they can easily be folded up so that they don’t take up much space. Seriously, it’s easy. If I can do it (and still make them look decent) then you can too!
While they do fold up into a reasonably easy compact set, they expand to carry so many groceries! I carried in all 4 of them, crammed full, quite easily. They are made to tuck under your arm, so that you can carry them easily and they are stitched super well to hold more weight- up to 50 lbs each! Admittedly, the bags were too heavy to carry in all four at once but the extra trip would have happened regardless as I wouldn’t have been able to carry that much weight in 15 different bags anyway.
The Trolley Bags come in two color sets and sizes. I reviewed the Original Colors, as I’m a color fanatic but the Earth Tones are pretty as well! I was going to write that the only complaint I could possibly drag up is that they don’t fit the carts at Aldi, but then I realized that they also have wide club cart trolley bags! Guess that eliminates that! I’m still glad that I have the not so wide bags though, as they can be unfolded and stood up in the larger carts, whereas I’d imagine they wider bags would be way too large for normal carts.
Lotus Sustainables also makes the best produce bags! No more fighting with those stupid little plastic bags! The bags are BPA-free and food safe. They have a drawstring to close them and weigh almost nothing. Definitely not enough to add to the weight/cost of your product.
They can also be used to sieve nut milk or to rinse/strain produce! You could use them to wash delicate items, keep track of baby’s socks (don’t we all hate the lost sock game!), store things or pack toiletries! Love that they are so versatile! Also, having cleaned out metal strainers far too many times, I’m excited to try out using them for straining, as tossing them in the washer will be so much easier!
All In the Wash
Don’t worry about getting them a little dirty, the bottoms have mesh (except the insulated bag, of course) to help resist molding and the cooler bag is easy to wipe out. Every now and then, the other bags, including the product bags, can be tossed in the wash after you pull out the poles. After they’ve been washed, hang them to dry and re-place the poles. If you’d like to make your own detergent, check out this DIY Laundry Detergent! I use it daily!
Family Owned, Charitable Business
We all know I am both an environmental fanatic and a lover of small businesses, so this one is a double win! Not only will the bags keep you from needing a ton of plastic bags over time, Lotus Sustainables are also a family owned business who donates to charity with each purchase!
They put a little card in with the bags that really made me giggle, but I’m not going to spoil that for you. You’ll have to order your own to see the card!