Whatever your current grocery routine is — super meal planner with a detailed list or let-inspiration-strike-you shopper — it’s a necessary task that we all have to tackle. And depending on if you live in a bustling city or the suburbs, your grocery shopping needs will differ. So, if you’re heading to your corner convenience store or driving for bulk buys at Costco, we’re ready to make your next trip a cinch.
Keep scrolling to discover tools that will simplify your trips, whether you’re driving, walking or catching public transit to your local supermarket.
Get your grocery cart uber-organized with this set of four trolley bags, which includes one cooler bag and one with pockets to hold eggs or wine bottles. The lightweight bags each carry more than 50 pounds and are foldable and machine washable. While shopping, set the extended handles across the cart so that you can sort your groceries as you go and then simply transfer to your car to head home.
These are my favorite discovery of the last year. They keep my groceries from sliding around the back of the SUV and are really handy for handling bulk items from Sam’s or Costco. When I don’t need them, they collapse down flat and stack neatly in my trunk so that they’re not in the way. I have gifted them to multiple people and everyone loves them. They’re also handy for other storage needs in your garage, closets or office.
This is another item I always keep in the back of my car. If I’m heading straight home after the store, there’s no need to transfer my cold items over to the cooler, but often, I need to make one more (or three!) stops before I can unload my groceries. This cooler bag guarantees my food stays cold or frozen until I can get it in the refrigerator.
Handy and easy to install, these clever hooks slide onto the back of your headrest. Hang grocery bags full of produce and bread so that they don’t get smooshed on the floor of your car.
If you’re the one who loads your arms down to carry everything in on one trip or if you have to walk up several flights of stairs to get home, these simple handles make carrying groceries so much easier. The comfortable handle holds up to 80 pounds and allows you to effortlessly bring home all your food for the week.
For those not driving to the grocery store, getting all those bags of food home can be a hassle. This rolling cart has several convenient compartments, as well as a mesh beverage holder, to load up with all your groceries. Made with weatherproof materials, you won’t have to worry about anything getting soggy if it starts to rain.
The essential grocery run buy — having reusable shopping bags are not only great for the environment but they also hold two to three plastic grocery bags worth of stuff. These fun and whimsical bags feature adorable animal prints but are also available in solids, florals and other prints.
And don’t forget the reusable produce bags. No need for the disposable ones in the store or the struggle to get them open when you already have a handful of oranges. The bags are made of mesh so that produce can be easily scanned at check out and even rinsed inside the bag once you get home.