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So you just got that new job at the grocery store and have absolutely no idea on how to place those random grocery items into a plastic bag. Well, today is your lucky day...

Step 1: Group Your Items

You can usually group your items in 4 different categories: cans, fragiles, produce and meat. Usually none of these categories can co-exist in a single grocery bag peacefully without one destroying the other.

In case your wondering the reasoning behind grouping, it has to do with cross-contamination in most cases. Raw meat items cannot be placed with exposed fresh produce. The bacteria from the meat might contaminate the produce, and vice versa. Also, fragile produce items such as apples and grapefruits should be bagged separately and handled with care. Furthermore, you should never place wet items (such as freshly watered celery stalks) with that outrageously priced Hallmark card the customer bought for obvious reasons.

By grouping them, you can begin the next step...

And yes, that is a bottle of Jim Beam's finest bourbon in the picture in case you're wondering.
<p>What about frozen meat? Does that go with the other raw meat, or with the other frozen food?</p>
Also remember just because YOU can lift 85 million pounds, doesn't mean the elderly grandma, pregnant woman or injured-back person can. Please keep the bag's weight in mind; you don't have to (and shouldn't, usually) fill it to the top. A heavy paper bag ends up ripping anyway. Bags are cheap compared to losing a customer who has a bad experience with over-filled bags.
Watch out. You split an infinitive in the title!
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