Guide to Shopping Carts

EasyWriter By EasyWriter, 12th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is a guide to shopping carts and their many features that are unappreciated,

Guide to Shopping Carts

The shopping cart is a very unappreciated piece of machinery that many of us use on a very regular basis. This guide will helpfully give you an idea of how to use some of the features of the shopping cart and add to your shopping experience. Knowing about some information about the shopping cart will help you appreciate this piece of amazing piece of engineering more and learn more about something you use on a regular basis.


Most shopping carts have a large handle that is a bar reaching from one end of the shopping cart to the other. It can be used to better handle your shopping cart as a larger bar is more helpful for swinging the shopping cart around to where you want to go. This is especially helpful when you have a heavy load in the shopping cart. It will help you steer better and guide you toward the groceries you wish to purchase.

Upper Tray

Many shopping carts also have an upper tray. Some of these trays have a foldable piece of plastic on them so small children may sit inside of the tray and observe the shopping habits of the guardian. This is done by carefully placing their legs through the small holes in the back of the cart where the upper tray is located. Some carts also have a seatbelt to ease this process. The upper tray can also be used to carry delicate goods such as eggs, bread or muffins.

Main Basket

This is the main basket of the grocery cart where the majority of your groceries or goos will be placed. This pace is very open so smaller items may move around more easily than others. Take care not to put delicate goods into the main basket and to try and put them in the upper tray if you can. If this is not possible, please take extreme caution of your delicate goods and make sure you place heavier goods at the bottom of the main basket to make sure your delicate goods may sit undamaged on top.

Lower Tray

Many shopping carts also have a lower tray. This tray is flat and is located usually under the main basket. This tray is used for storing large and flat items that may be too awkward or heavy to place in the main basket or upper tray. Some examples of this are water pallets and dog food. If the lower tray is not used for carrying these heavy items, it may be used to transport lighter items. Just be careful not to lose delicate items in the lower tray when turning your cart or making abrupt stops.


I hope this simple and concise guide will add to your shopping experience. This guide is a general one to follow and it is usually wise to use your best judgment when storing groceries or other goods into your shopping cart. Keep your cart clean during and after you use it as the next person will have to use the shopping cart after you have finished using it. Chances are that you might even use the exact same grocery cart when you step into the store the next time you shop!

Guide Series

Please read my other pages the are part of the guide series.

Guide to Large Airplanes
Guide to Cars
Guide to Ducks
Guide to Ducks II
Guide to Lighters in Emergency Situations
Guide to Shopping Carts
Guide to Forex Trading
Guide to Chess


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author avatar Carol
13th Jun 2012 (#)

What a sensible article. I always manage to get on that doesn't steer straight.

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author avatar EasyWriter
13th Jun 2012 (#)

I do as well. Hopefully the guide can help us where to place what in our carts.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
14th Jun 2012 (#)

I love is a great fun piece...thank you...

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author avatar EasyWriter
15th Jun 2012 (#)

Thank you for your comment cnwriter.

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author avatar Denise O
17th Jun 2012 (#)

I say you have tackled the job of how to use a shopping cart very well. I would like to add one thing though (Miss germaphob here), wipe down those handles with a handywipe, lord only knows what might be on there, I have a grandson, I know.LOL
Nice read, it made me smile this morning, gotta love it. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar EasyWriter
19th Jun 2012 (#)

Thank you for your comment Denise O. There are many things that were not mentioned (dirty handles and bad wheels) so one has to play this by ear. Thanks for the comments.

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