Being environmentally conscious is important to us at AMSkier Insurance Agency and we know it’s important to you too. We take many steps to ensure the health of our planet around the office by recycling, using paper sparingly, and reusing whenever possible. We do our best to take good green habits home with us too. On the occasion of Earth Day and with Hawley Earth Fest coming to town, we wanted to focus in on one specific and sometimes overlooked way we can be better to our planet: making a habit out of using our reusable shopping bags.
Most of us have at lease a few of these eco-friendly, reusable shopping bags, but what good are we doing if we forget to bring them to the store?
Here are some useful tips and tricks on remembering your reusable shopping bag:
Remind yourself in a way that fits your lifestyle
- Many of us are fortunate enough to have smart phones with the ability to set location based reminders. Do yourself and the planet a favor – set those reminders up on your phone now. Choose your favorite places to shop and make sure you are reminded to get out your reusable shopping bags when you are in the area.
- Put a reminder by the door or wherever you think you’ll see it most when you are thinking about shopping. We created a pretty printable sign for you to frame and hang wherever you see fit! Reusable Bags Reminder” target=”_blank”>Download the PDF here.
- Place a sticky-note with a handwritten reminder on the dashboard of your car.
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Make it easy to bring your bags to the store with you
- Put bags in plain sight in your car and on your doorknob.
- Consider getting a few folding reusable bags that can be compacted into a small pouch and carried around in your purse, briefcase or backpack. There are many options available on the market.
Rewards for when you do well and some tough love when you forget
- Many stores refund a few cents per bag. Offer to pay this amount to your kids if they remind you to take in the bags before you remember. They won’t need to be asked twice!
- So, you went to the store, did your shopping and realized you forgot your reusable bags in the car. Let the bagger put your items in your cart and then quickly go out to your car, retrieve your reusable bags and bag your own groceries. You will quickly train yourself to never forget your reusable bags again!
At AMSkier Insurance, we know that when we strive for a healthy planet we tend better life choices. Securing quality insurance for your valuables is yet another healthy life choice. Give us a call at (570) 226-4571 anytime so we may find the best fitting coverage on your home, boat, auto, wedding, summer camp, business and more. Have a healthy, happy, green habit making day!
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