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How do you get your groceries home?

Hi everyone. I am currently doing a student research project on how people get their groceries home from the supermarket. Any thoughts on the below would be appreciated!

Imagine a situation where you have a lot of groceries, but you don't have the option to use a car (something which may happen in the future with the continued focus on being environmentally friendly!).

Therefore, when stuck with too many heavy bags of groceries, besides carrying them, does anyone have any ideas on how to get their grocery shopping home without the use of a car?

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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

I take carrier bags on the train and bus, since I can no longer afford to employ porters.
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Hi everyone. I am currently doing a student research project on how people get their groceries home from the supermarket. Any thoughts on the below would be appreciated!
Imagine a situation where you have a lot of groceries, but you don't have the option to use a car (something which may happen in the future with the continued focus on being environmentally friendly!).
Therefore, when stuck with too many heavy bags of groceries, besides carrying them, does anyone have any ideas on how to get their grocery shopping home without the use of a car?
Don't buy heavy groceries. Fruit, veg, dried foods, bread, cheese and meat all don't weigh much. Not buying tinned food and bottled drinks should make your load lighter. Unfortunately, we go through 10L of milk every week
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

Mwahaha..

Well, the easiest was a Chicco, 10 years old and bought off Ricardo, the bottom basket was large enough to take 3 Migros paper bags, stuffed to gills.

I think more worthy research would be "when do you actually shop" since the opening hours here aren't overly user friendly
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Hi everyone. I am currently doing a student research project on how people get their groceries home from the supermarket. Any thoughts on the below would be appreciated!
Imagine a situation where you have a lot of groceries, but you don't have the option to use a car (something which may happen in the future with the continued focus on being environmentally friendly!).
Therefore, when stuck with too many heavy bags of groceries, besides carrying them, does anyone have any ideas on how to get their grocery shopping home without the use of a car?
I sold my environmentally unfriendly 4WD before leaving the UK so when I start bulk shopping I'll be buying a trolley and using public transport
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

It's true, the best is to reduce the heaviest load, we do our own pop, drink tap water and just started buying milk in 2l cartons . I get veg on our market usually and only buy as little as I need for one week, so we don't waste and save cash.
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when stuck with too many heavy bags of groceries, besides carrying them, does anyone have any ideas on how to get their grocery shopping home without the use of a car?
I only buy what is fitting inside my bicycle basket. For heavy stuff/big shopping i use home delivery, either from migros or coop.
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

This was the subject of a very long thread earlier this month: How do you carry groceries home? (without a car). Lots of useful suggestions there!
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In one of these:

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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

Get a taxi, enlist the help of my children, get a shopping trolley.
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

I tend to order online via http://www.coopathome.ch/ maybe every 5-6 weeks. Since they deliver to my flat door (on 4th floor, no lift), I tend to order several liters of orange juice, water, coca cola, beer and any other items which will keep for several weeks. You can choose whatever delivery time suits you best, and they'll deliver with a one-hour window of the selected time. I'd guess that each such delivery is easily 30-50kg. The 10-15 CHF spent on delivery is easily worth it. I'll pop in to the supermarket once a week to buy fresh foods, and usually end up with one or two bags of groceries.
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

thanks for your suggestions, and for the link to the other thread, sorry i didn't see that one...i'll take a look at it now. if u have any further suggestions though let me know. thanks again
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

I use a nice grannie trolley... Much to the embarrassment of my son who is left holding the Migro bag!
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

Do online shopping from http://www.leshop.ch and get them to deliver, COOP does similar but more expensive.
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

I also like Leshop very much. Ask me if you want a referral code that gives a discount.
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

Usually in bags on the bus.

If I have something really heavy though I will use Plan B:

http://www.mobility.ch/
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

leshop.ch
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I also like Leshop very much. Ask me if you want a referral code that gives a discount.
Discounts are always welcome! Tell me/tell us more about (or am I the only ignorant here)?
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

sure, i'm sending you an email. they are individual codes sent by email
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Re: How do you get your groceries home?

I live right next to a coop (as in, it is a 5 second walk!). I just carry whatever I buy back home
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