Aldi Customers Are Claiming This Shopping Cart Hack Is Ingenious — And I Might Have to Agree

published Jan 20, 2022
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It’s hard to beat the low-priced, yet high-quality items (and not to forget the weekly Aldi finds!) Aldi stocks on their shelves. Their simple approach has made it possible for them not only to cut down on waste, but keep prices down for their loyal fan base. Their cost-saving strategy has made converts out of budget gurus like my mom, who’s left behind more expensive retailers in favor of cutting her weekly grocery runs in half. However, frequent Aldi goers like my mom know the mad dash when it comes to checking out. The cashier rings up your groceries and loads them up into a cart with no grocery bags in sight.

So naturally, Aldi shoppers have found a way to make the shopping experience at their favorite budget-friendly grocery store a bit smoother. Their brilliant hack (something that Costco members somewhat have the inside scoop on already) involves a household item that you wouldn’t expect, and something that you probably already have on hand: A laundry basket!

For Costco members, the laundry basket hack included using the item to haul your groceries in the house in one trip. Aldi shoppers, however, have taken it one step further and trust me, it’s something you’ll want to try on your next visit to the grocery store. Simply shimmy a laundry basket into your cart, load up all your items, grab it by the handles (much like you’d handle your weekly load of laundry) and you’re off! I know my mom is going to kick herself that she hasn’t thought of this sooner.

Of course, there are other ways to load up your groceries at the fan-favorite store. You can always bring your own reusable bags (as Aldi encourages) or — as I’ve even seen my mom get away with — use one of Aldi’s own cardboard display boxes. Just be sure to snag them when they’re free of items, or at least almost empty. I’m sure they’ll come in handy when you’re stocking up on their new Always Pan dupe.