When I say washing the grocery bags I don’t mean the plastic ones you get from the store.
I have what’s termed over here in Australia as ‘green bags’ even though they come in all colours of the rainbow and differing advertising. My Mr25 many yrs ago worked at a car parts etc store, he got them cheap and I’m still working my way through those to be replaced when torn.
They get banged around in the boot of my car empty, they get knocked around on the stores trolley hook while shopping, they get moved around in the trolley when full and then it’s back in the boot of my car to come home. They collect dirt and who knows where those trolleys have been.
When I bring my bags in they go on the floor, not my clean bench tops, and I pick up a bag at at time to empty items out onto the bench or table to be put away. When all bags are empty they then go straight back in my car boot for next time.
So every couple of months they go into the washing machine with a healthy dose of vinegar to be washed and line dried.
Some people use calico bags, others string bags (I lose things out of string bags).
My mum gets the occasional plastic bag to line her kitchen bin but uses green bags and cold bags as well.
I also always have bags that fold into themselves and clip up/zip up into a small pouch that go into my hand bag so that I have a bag to carry any bought items when doing the other ‘bits’ of shopping. I hate collecting plastic bags.
As it’s hot over here especially summer, I have soft cold bags (with freezer bricks) for the refrigerated items that also get washed and wiped out more often.
What do you bring your groceries home in?