A mum has shared her ‘genius’ Aldi hack that takes away the stress of packing quickly at the tills.
The tip also helps save time getting shopping in the car and has now inspired other customers to give it a go and “win the war on the fast checkout assistant”.
The budget supermarket has a reputation for its speedy cashiers, which can make the checkout process less than relaxing as shoppers try to keep up bagging their items.
And the chain previously revealed it contributes to why it can keep its prices so low.
But one mum’s advice – which she shared in the Aldi Mums Facebook group – is being hailed a brilliant solution.
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She explained how she uses two large plastic tubs with handles to hold her groceries when she visits the store.
She wrote: “I know there are the Aldi hanging bags for when we shop but I’ve been using these tubs for a couple of years now and love them.
“They fit perfectly into the trolley and so easy to get in and out of the car. If they’re a bit heavy I just put some of the goodies into the other while putting the first into the boot.”
The mum also had tips for maximising space in the tubs.
“I put the heaviest items in the front tub so that they come out first onto the belt and then I distribute the heavy things evenly into the two tubs after they’ve been swiped through the register,” she explained.
And she added: “You’ll be surprised how much you can fit into them.”
The tip has been praised by other shoppers online.
“What a brilliant idea. Off to buy some tubs tomorrow,” one person commented.
“That’s so smart why haven’t I thought of that?” another remarked.
Some also shared their own creative solutions.
One said: “I do similar sometimes. Just have the plastic tub in my boot and pack items from the trolley into the tub in the boot.”
“I’ve seen a lady with a couple of laundry baskets in her boot. She loaded the groceries straight from the trolley to the baskets,” another mum wrote.
Aldi checkout counters have been a hot topic online for some time; inspiring many frustrated and often amusing posts.
In April last year the German supermarket revealed it was finally trialling new self-service tills as part of efforts to save money and reduce stress for customers.
New checkouts are being piloted at the discount retailer’s Glascote store in Staffordshire.
Aldi bosses said a trial of the new system of automated tills will be evaluated before a final decision on a wider roll-out will be made.
Aldi UK communications director Richard Thornton last year said: “As well as providing outstanding quality products at unbeatable prices, we are focused on giving our customers a quick and simple experience in our stores.”
“We think these new checkouts will help further improve that experience and we are looking forward to seeing how customers respond to this extra option at our Glascote store.”