Here's What Those Loops Are For On Shopping Carts

Posted by Editorial Staff in Facts and DIY On 5th August 2016

Shopping for groceries can be a real hassle. The dread of many. But what if we told you a secret that may help you on your next grocery trip, and make you feel a little dumb for not knowing it?

#1 Grocery Shopping

Everybody hates doing it, but we need to. Once in the store, it's easy to get carried away and end up with a cart full of unnecessary items. And if you're like me, you ALWAYS get a broken or rickety cart with a wobbly wheel. It's a fact of life.

#2 Choosing A Cart

There is nothing special about a shopping cart and we've all seen and used them at least a zillion times before. If you're lucky enough to get one with four wheels that roll, we'll let you in on a little-known secret.

#3 The Loops

You may have noticed those little loops on the top of the child seat already, or maybe you know what they are for? It's doubtful, but now you're curious to find out.

#4 Every Cart Has Them

They must be for something since they are there on just about every single cart in any place you shop. Admittedly, it took us a few tries to figure out why you would possibly need loops like this on the back of the seat.

#5 We Were Stumped

So at first you might be thinking that since they are on the top of the baby seat they must be used for something similar, like securing the baby inside the seat? Or maybe hanging a bunch of bananas from? Nope. Not even close.

#6 Best-Kept Secret

If they are not for holding in the child or dangling fruit, then what? Admit it, you're just dying to know the truth of this, one of the universe's best-kept secrets. If you can't figure it out, know you will know.

#7 Wow, Who Knew

That's right, those loops are for holding your grocery bags. You no longer have to pile bags on top of one another, risking the integrity of what's inside. Instead, just hang them off the back of the seat. Now you can hang your eggs and bread from the top so they don't get crushed by your bags full of snacks.

#8 Organization

Sometimes the grocery shopping can be a bit overwhelming and get a tad out of control, but let's get organized. Now that you know how to keep your bags and groceries organized there is no reason to shop like a hurricane is heading your way.

#9 Pretty Cool Feature

Who knew that there was an actual purpose to those metal loops on the grocery carts? Pretty amazing design feature, right? Makes us wonder why nobody ever told us years about this years ago. Feel stupid yet? Don't feel bad, at least the next time you do your shopping you can take advantage of one of the worlds best-kept secrets!

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