Grocery shopping. You know you do it often.
When you’re gluten-free, you cook and eat at home a lot. It feels like you’re in the grocery store every other day, right?!?
So I want to share with you how I make my grocery shopping experiences a little less chore-like and whole lot more fun!
A few years ago I discovered a company called Rume*. I actually met the owners of Rume many years ago because they were looking for marketing help and contacted my marketing agency. For whatever reason, things never worked out and I never heard from them again.
Even though things fizzled with the owners, I was intrigued by the brand. However, at the time, I wasn’t really using reusable grocery bags. (I wasn’t even gluten-free!)
However, after being diagnosed with celiac disease, I began to eat more and more at home. In fact, I found a new passion as a gluten-free home cook and food blogger.
More and more, I found myself shopping at natural food stores. Having a reusable shopping bag of your own is the only way to shop in the natural world!
So I decided to invest in pretty grocery bags.
I had one Rume reusable bags from when I attended the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference (FABlogCon) in Denver in 2015. Rume provided bags to all the attendees. I loved the bag so much that I decided I “needed” to buy more to complete my collection. (My husband says I sometimes I confuse “need” and “want” – but I saw it as a need.)
I went shopping on the Rume website* to buy more. (And if you want to shop the Rume site, read to the bottom of the post because I’ll give you a 30% off coupon!)
There are so many reasons Rume bags are awesome!
(1) They are roomy. The name doesn’t lie, you can fit a lot of groceries in these bags. Rume says each large tote can fit up to three plastic bags full of groceries. I believe it! I find that 2-3 large totes will carry all my groceries… and that means I only have to make 1-2 trips from the car to my kitchen to get everything in my house to unload.
(2) They fold up nicely. I am able to stuff one in my purse and it doesn’t take up a lot of space or weight. These huge bags fold up into tiny little things!
(3) They have fun styles. I like pretty things, especially this one:
4. You can use them for other things too. I use them to tote hats, gloves and other ski equipment when we go skiing. I also use them to tote my weights and workout shoes.
5. They are machine washable. Unlike those junky reusable grocery bags I was using, these bags wash up nicely and can be used time and time again.
6. They are made of all recyclable materials. Well, that’s a pretty awesome fact, right?
So not only do I have several Rume large grocery bags* that I carry in my purse at all times, but also I have two Rume Pop Top Totes*. These totes double up as a grocery baskets. You can fit all your beverages, cans, jars, etc. in these totes and they fit so beautifully in your truck. I’ve never been able to load and unload groceries so fast before.
Whenever I shop with my Rume bags (especially the pop top totes) I usually get a compliment from the grocery store clerk. She’ll say something like, “Wow, these bags fit a lot. Where did you get them?” I always smile. One clerk at Sprouts told me she’s checked me out before because she “remembers my pretty bags.”
A woman in line at the grocery stores asked me about my bags too. Once people see them in action, they fall in love with them! I think I might be a walking advertisement for Rume!
So if you want to get yourself a couple of Rume large grocery totes and a couple of Rume’s Pop Top Totes, you can find some of their products on Amazon* or just shop the company’s website* too where you’ll find a much larger selection of large totes and the Pop Top Totes as well*.
Now if you click on this link to visit the Rume website*, a 30% off coupon will load in your cart. Pretty sweet, right?
So go ahead and get yourself a few Rume bags to make your grocery shopping a little more fun. Trust me, these awesome resuable bags will make your life easier and you’ll love having pretty grocery bags too. I know I do!
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