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Old 08-20-2012, 01:27 PM   #281
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Some useful tips certainly. I believe it can be very helpful ... For example, how to remove difficult stains ( coffee, red wine, ink, tomato sauce ) ... and how tos ... Very clever addition in my viewpoint.

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #282
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Another one of my supposed OCD tendencies (according to the DH and my best friend--who is more OCD than I am--but her husband does all the cooking and grocery shopping) is that when I'm putting the groceries on the conveyer belt and when I'm bagging groceries, I put all the stuff that gets put away together in the same bag/box. I hate having s/one else bag/box my groceries. I don't want stuff put where it fits, I want it where it belongs when I get it home. I can haul the bag that has "bathroom stuff" to the bathroom, "basement stuff" to the basement, put the stuff that goes in the fridge away, the stuff that goes in the "ziplock, etc." drawer away. It drives the DH crazy at the store--but once home, it sure makes putting stuff away a quick process. It always made logical sense to me...pack like stuff with like stuff.
I do the same thing. I don't care if the bag with cans is heavy, I don't have to carry it that far. Also make it easier to sort into the thermal bag in the car in hot or cold weather.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #283
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I do the same thing. I don't care if the bag with cans is heavy, I don't have to carry it that far. Also make it easier to sort into the thermal bag in the car in hot or cold weather.
I do the opposite lol. I like to use as few trips from at to house as possible, so I pack my paper bags like puzzles. If I can pack a cart full of groceries into 4 bags, I'm happy lol. I do group things together as much as possible as I go however. I agree it's much faster to put away that way.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #284
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I do the opposite lol. I like to use as few trips from at to house as possible, so I pack my paper bags like puzzles. If I can pack a cart full of groceries into 4 bags, I'm happy lol. I do group things together as much as possible as I go however. I agree it's much faster to put away that way.
I've often asked if I could bring the "bag person" home too. No, I don't need help getting the stuff to the car--I can use a cart, but once home....where's the cart? Where's the bag person?
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I've often asked if I could bring the "bag person" home too. No, I don't need help getting the stuff to the car--I can use a cart, but once home....where's the cart? Where's the bag person?
I only have about 20 feet to go, easy. The steps are a pain, though. I can usually get everything in one trip and still have my keys out to unlock the door. If we do a Costco run, takes me a few more trips.
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I've often asked if I could bring the "bag person" home too. No, I don't need help getting the stuff to the car--I can use a cart, but once home....where's the cart? Where's the bag person?
We have two carts available to us. A small one from Walgreen's and a really large one from the supermarket. Son #1 gets the big one, unloads the bags from the car, takes them upstairs right to the kitchen and puts all the groceries away. Then when he leaves, he takes the cart back downstiars to the holding room. What a nice son.
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Today was my Save-A-Lot trip. I have to bring my own bags and bag everything afterwards myself. I remembered to bring the bags this time.

I had to make several adjustments as the cashier is putting things back in the cart after scanning them. Pizza does not go on it's side because it fits into the cart, it has to go flat or the toppings will end up off the top of the pizza. The 2 Haas avocadoes, almost ripe. don't get tossed in with everything else, they go in the little basket on top to keep them from getting bruised.

I'm home again without the bread getting too smushed.

I really like it at Walmat where they package things as they scan them. I load the conveyor the way I want things packed. Dry goods, boxed items together, cans together, cold things.. meats, cheeses together, eggs and bread last. I repackage the bags in the larger save-a-lot bags so they are easy to unload and put away.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:15 PM   #288
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I do the same thing. I don't care if the bag with cans is heavy, I don't have to carry it that far. Also make it easier to sort into the thermal bag in the car in hot or cold weather.
Oh--I'm normal--it is not OCD!
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No it's not OCD. I WANT all my frozen items in one bag, they help keep them frozen for the ride home. All of the squishy things are at the back end of the belt, that way they can be tucked into the tops of all the bags.
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SO makes me crazy sometimes. She shops for groceries as part of her job as well as shopping with me for our own use.

She brings reusable bags and I have been instructed to load the conveyor belt in a certain order. It's fairly easy to remember - perishables go first followed by the rest. Still, she tells me every time we check out because apparently, I'm an idiot. That's OK though. We each have to tolerate each others' idiosyncrasies.

I feel bad for the baggers. They are either teens or seniors at our market. She hovers over the entire process directing what and how much goes into each bag and how it's positioned in the bag. I can only imagine what they are thinking. Of course, one guy wasn't thinking. When told to put the perishables into the cooler bag, he asked, "What are perishables?"

Then she hovers over me when I load the car. She grabs the bag with the eggs and bread in it and hands it to me last because obviously I would drop cases of bottled water, beer and iced tea on top of it.

When I shop alone for groceries I do none of this and all the groceries seem to make it home OK. Oh, well.

I'm certain she is like this because of having to do it for work. She doesn't want the groceries to be damaged because she'd have to go back to the store and doesn't have the time for that crap.
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