A simple trip to my local food co-op is never very simple. First I round up a bunch of bottles, jars and tubs to use for oats, nuts, sugar, soy sauce, honey etc...
Then I grab any plastic bags I have around to use for produce or to dump in the It's In the Bag, plastic bag recycling center.
Of course, I don't want to forget my little envelope of money-saving coupons!
Do you bring all this stuff to the co-op too? What tricks do you have for organizing and remembering to bring everything? The hardest part for me is figuring out which jars and containers I need to bring. I have to store my empty containers in the basement because I don't have enough room in my kitchen so it's a bit of extra work to get it all together. Totally worth it, but sometimes a pain!