It took me less than a year of living in New York City to put aside my pride and trade out my oversized Costco reusable bag for a ‘granny-style’ utility cart. My rotator cuffs immediately thanked me for the trade-off, and honestly, I wished I had come around to buying one earlier. After all, nothing looks less cool than a brown paper Trader Joe's bag ripping open as your avocados make a run for it down the subway platform.
It’s not an exaggeration to say there’s never been a better time to make the switch to a utility cart for grocery trips and farmer’s market hauls alike. Back when social distancing first started, I had to trade my usual leisurely strolls through the frozen aisle, gawking at new froyo flavors, for quick and efficient grocery trips where I made sure to stock up for weeks. And during this shift, I was relieved to know I had a cart fit for the job. Now, even though my shopping trips are more frequent, I still love the peace of mind that comes from knowing my cart isn’t covered in everyone else's germs and I can sanitize it myself before and after shopping.
Since it has heavy-duty wheels and a collapsible design, the on-sale utility cart can easily be folded to fit into small spaces, like city apartments or the trunk of a car. And with more than 1,000 perfect reviews, the handy cart is certainly a favorite among my fellow Amazon shoppers.
“This is a great little cart,” one shopper said. “I originally bought it for work, since I frequently need to lug supplies back and forth to events. It’s also awesome in an apartment situation for bringing groceries in. My only regret is that I didn’t buy this when I used to live in NYC. Who cares if people call you a grandma when you are rolling down the street with your four grocery bags and whole watermelon? No one. Just buy it.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Head to Amazon to snag an impressive deal on the shopping cart that’s sure to make all your errands just a little bit easier during this unprecedented season and beyond.
To buy: $39 (originally $101); amazon.com