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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:31 PM

Bringing in the groceries

Well, I got tired of trying to juggle while bringing in the groceries. It's gotten downright tricky, what with using a cane and dragging along an oxygen supply. I finally relented and got one of those wire "granny" carts, and it's been a help. But there's still the cane, and the oxygen's shoulder strap never stays put.

Anyway, I was cruising around on craigslist and came across a picture of a bicycle. What caught my eye was the basket attached to the handlebars. Aha! So I did some shopping online and found one; it arrived, and it was easy to attach it to the front of the cart. Now I can load the cart with groceries, and use the basket to hold my oxygen and purse. Sweet!

Just wanted to share in case someone else suffers similar juggling deficiency.





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Reply Bringing in the groceries (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Nov 2020 OP
Laffy Kat Nov 2020 #1
Marie Marie Nov 2020 #2
sprinkleeninow Nov 2020 #3
onecaliberal Nov 2020 #4
magicarpet Nov 2020 #5
LakeArenal Nov 2020 #6
procon Nov 2020 #7
madamesilverspurs Nov 2020 #9
GopherGal Nov 2020 #10
procon Nov 2020 #12
GopherGal Nov 2020 #14
Phoenix61 Nov 2020 #8
Bayard Nov 2020 #11
gab13by13 Nov 2020 #13
AllaN01Bear Nov 2020 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2020 #16
Ztolkins Nov 2020 #17
orleans Nov 2020 #18
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2020 #19
madamesilverspurs Nov 2020 #20
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2020 #21

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:35 PM

1. Very resourceful of you, madam-ss.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:35 PM

2. So happy that you found a solution that will make your life easier to navigate.

Life (and grocery shopping) has been challenging enough during the pandemic. Enjoy your new wheels.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:38 PM

3. Clever, M'lady! 💙

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:40 PM

4. Nice!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:43 PM

5. Nice wheels,... like your customizing job.....

... aren't you the handy one ?

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:45 PM

6. Learn something new every day.

Happy wheeling.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:46 PM

7. Another tip from someone with the same dilemma:

Hang some large S-hooks on the outside of your cart to carry even more shopping bags. Use the S-hooks to attach a large net/mesh laundry bag to the front of your cart to hold larger, longer or bulky items.

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Response to procon (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:49 PM

9. Yes!

And a couple of bungee cords to keep things from jumping out . . .


.

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Response to procon (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:54 PM

10. Carabiners?

Maybe carabiners instead of S-hooks?

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Response to GopherGal (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:01 PM

12. They'll work too. I was going for a cheapo solution

where the hooks were priced something like 10x$1.

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Response to procon (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:10 PM

14. Gotcha.

It did occur to me that the carabiners would be more expensive. But I thought of them because they'd probably hold the bags more securely than the S-hooks. I guess if the bags are weighty enough, they'll pull the S-hooks down and be fairly secure anyway.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:49 PM

8. Looks awesome. Maybe consider someway

to attach your purse so it canít be easily snatched? I use the child seatbelt on the grocery cart when Iím shopping.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:55 PM

11. All you need now is a horn!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:06 PM

13. How about spikes on the wheels, like a chariot?

In case you run into a mask-less Trumper.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:24 PM

15. would love to se a picture please . will recomend this to others .

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 01:05 AM

16. Oh, how lovely!

I don't happen to have your limitations, but I've seen plenty of people with them.

I recall one of the first times I saw walker with a seat, and all I could think was Wow! What a fantastic idea!

In all honestly, given how very many people have such limitations, there ought to be very many such things.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 01:09 AM

17. I just stole an Ikea cart

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 01:28 AM

18. brilliant! n/t

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 01:44 AM

19. Where did you get the granny cart?


I might want to check them out.

My latest concession to self help needs was getting the grabber.
It's like a cane with sturdy pinch grab at the end, so I can pick up stuff
without having to creakily contort my body. Real good for some things
too high on the shelf,too.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 02:16 AM

20. Found mine online.

Just did a google search for 'shopping cart', and went from there. I think it was around $25. Since then, a couple of friends have purchased theirs from Walmart.


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 09:13 PM

21. Thank you!



I am somewhat stunned by the number pf assistant devices I find indispensable as I get older.

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