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Old Today, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Somewhere that cost too much
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The shopping cart that was first posted IS a lifesaver for anyone living in a city when they don't have a car or elevator. My husband thought I was silly bringing mine when we moved in together. He uses it more than me.

It is 2019...maybe you can think about getting a Brita system or something similar so you don't have to lugged a case of water. Better for the Earth.

Even if you have the elevator I can't stress the cart enough GET the cart. My building sucks and the elevator has gone out multiple times. Guess who was able to go food shopping and bring back up five flights. Was it easy? No. Did we want to eat and have cat litter? Yes.

We have also used Instacart...best thing next to the shopping cart but it isn't the same as doing the shopping yourself and we don't order as much.

All you have to do is pause and think "What did people do before many got so lazy with modern conveniences?" Like elevators, or UberEats or Instacart...or even shopping carts. and then do what they did.
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Old Today, 10:30 AM
 
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your high-rise should have carts. also, definitely order big stuff online e.g. 24 bottles of water. in fact you can just grocery shop everything online including produce. supplement that with grocery store shopping 1 or more times a week if you need specific items. no need to bulk purchase in the city
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Old Today, 11:09 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Okay, this irritates me. All of my posts have been sincere. I am sorry you don't approve of my time-line!

It is not common sense because I don't know how safe it would be to leave lots of stuff on the first floor while you lug a cart up to however many floors.
If you are truly seeking a pied--terre, you would likely be doing so in a doorman building, otherwise you'd be haling everything to your apartment yourself. You simply have the doorman assist with your deliveries. That's what they get tipped for, to help with those things and getting you a cab if you need one or anything else you need. I live next to a co-op and see the doorman assisting people with groceries and the like all the time.
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Old Today, 11:58 AM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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So all this time you thought push carts was for old grannies with bad backs and canning???
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