Friday, August 2, 2013

I Love My Granny Cart!

Today, I'm taking a moment to give myself and Richard a high-five. We've survived over one year of living outside NYC without owning a car. While bikes and the occasional ZipCar rental were helpful, I don't think we could've done it without our granny cart.

Me and my granny cart, saving the planet! <3
I got my sturdy shopping cart for $30 at a hardware store on Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope. It's held up pretty well over the 4 years of weekly trips to market. In Brooklyn, with my granny cart, I just came off as practical beyond my years. In Providence, using a shopping cart is the equivalent of truly letting your freaky flag fly. So far Richard and I are the only people I've see in Providence using one. Even the senior citizens here either drive or schlep their groceries home by hand!

I don't care. We live 20 minutes walk away from our grocery store. There is no way in heck I'm hauling more than a a tub of tofu and a bunch of bananas without this thing! My shopping cart simplifies my life by helping me save the planet (and money) and stay in shape by walking home without hurting myself.
Do you have a granny cart? Would you use one? Check out this NY Times article, "There's a Younger Hand On the Granny Cart."

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  1. I mom used one when I was a young girl, I never liked walking down the street rolling one, although you make it look quite chic.

    1. Thanks! I do what I can to promote granny glamor! ;-)

    2. what are your tips for having less spiders in the home, I so dislike walking into spider webs every morning

    3. Hmmm. I don't have any tips for that. I have spiders too but I actually like them because I also have ants. I'm not a fan of ants but spiders seem to think they're yummy, so I just let nature take it's course. LOL!

      My new friend Maya might have answers. She's at

  2. no granny cart...i actually bike to the grocery store and a friend gave me a vintage metal milk crate to attach to the back so i could carry everything home (instead of bags hanging from the handlebars!) you make the granny cart look so chic guess is it will catch on in providence soon!

    1. Chandra, your bike set up sounds super chic! Please share a photo on instagram. I'd love to see it.

      And I think I spoke too soon about being a granny cart pioneer in Providence. The very same day I posted this a couple in their 30s came into Craftland pushing a granny cart!



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