Those environmentally friendly "green" shopping bags.
The ones that are sold by the thousand in supermarkets all over SA.
I have quite a few, as in the beginning, I thought they were a fantastic alternative to the plastic shopping bags we used to use for groceries.
So I bought a few to use, then a few more, then I bought the"chiller" bags, insulated with a zip closure.
They keep the food cool on the way home in the summer, and keep the rain off when walking home in the winter with my "granny trolley.
Well today, I dragged the pile of bags out from the back room and started emptying my pantry into them.
Now, I knew I had a lot of stuff, but this is ridiculous!
I've filled 12 of these bags and still have one cupboard untouched!
(Then there's all the laundry stuff, detergents etc. That's already in bags from when I bought the bulk supply when things were on special. So that's another four bags.)
I still have to pack the fridge and freezer contents into chiller bags on the last day.
So now I have a plan.
Once I've moved, I'll eat all that stuff and only shop for absolute essentials.
Bread, milk, fruit and veg.
And toilet paper.
No more bulk buying.
There just isn't room for that sort of thing in the new flat.