Aug 1, 2020

6 A Shopping We Will Go With Wheeled Grocery Bags

I started carrying cloth recycle bags with me the year the No Plastic Bag campaign began in our state. I was not immediately prepared for it but enough 20sen encounters on Saturdays made me decide that enough was enough. Now, there are always at least three to four  in my handbag because you never know when the shopping bug hits, or if  an accompanying relative needs one.

For marketing, we have accumulated five large hand carry recycle bags over the years. I dread the weeks we had to stock up on on shower gels, laundry detergent, bottled sauces, cooking oil and the sort - heavy stuff to carry! Hence, the decision to get a shopping bag with wheels. On the online shopping platform I searched, it was called either a shopping cart or trolley.

This mini one was going for RM8 on Lazada. It was hard to tell which were good buys since most of the reviews were more of an acknowledgement of items being received. I decided to give this a try because it seemed light and convenient. The bags arrived last week.

Light Foldable Shopping Trolley

I got two as you can see. There's a zipper in the middle of these shoulder bags. When unzipped, the length of the bag is extended so that more groceries can be added in and it can then effectively be rolled.

The inside of the bag is lined with a light cardboard bottom.

Foldable Shopping Trolley

I was pretty excited! We put it to use last Sunday - today, it is being donated away, lol! Allow me to elaborate. This bag is not meant for heavy stuff. It was working fine with a 5kg pack of rice.

That day, however, I let over-enthusiasm rule and my thoughts went with  'pretty-sure-it-can-handle-more'. So I filled the bag  perhaps 10kg full (I can't tell), dragged it along confidently. Less than a minute in, it felt like I was dragging the bag on the floor with much more resistance. Instead of glop-glop-glop, it went kraaaaaakk. 

Oh, there goes the wheels! Both squashed apart from the weight. It wasn't broken but it would not stay upright. I told my husband there and then that I was donating these away, lol.

Foldable Shopping Trolley

There you go but that's not the end of my trolley adventure. I had ordered two more foldable ones. Pricier and of better quality! It feels solid and is just as convenient. We're trying those out tomorrow.

Meantime, I leave you with a picture of how my Lazada package arrived. It was packed with two free knives - what a nice seller.

Foldable Shopping Trolley


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