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Shoppers' minds blown after realising what hook on trolleys are for

Shoppers' minds blown after realising what hook on trolleys are for

They had no idea why the hooks were there

At some point during your weekly shop, you may have wondered what that little hook on your shopping trolley is for. You might not have even noticed it was there.

But, people's minds have been blown after discovering what its actual purpose is and it turns out it's pretty handy.

Over the years, many shopping hacks have been discussed online - from simple money saving tips to how to unlock a supermarket trolley without a £1 coin.

Now, the latest trick, which was uploaded on Woolworths Australia's TikTok account, has shoppers' minds boggled, despite being super straightforward.

Have you ever wondered what the hook is for? (X/@BeeFaerie)
Have you ever wondered what the hook is for? (X/@BeeFaerie)

In the short TikTok video, a Woolworths employee said: "Woolworths trolley hack.

"On the back of every trolley there is a courtesy hook so you can hang your hat or your reusable bags, so you don't have to carry them around the store."

Many took to the comment section of the video, with some admitting that they never realised the hook was a thing.

One person said: "I was pleased when I discovered that hook. And I do hang my shopping bags there."

Meanwhile, a second user thought it was common knowledge: "I thought everyone knew that."

The hack was also posted by New Zealand MP Deborah Russell who shared a picture of herself using the trolley hook on X (formerly Twitter).

In a tweet posted in 2019, the Labour MP said: "Shopping trolley innovation: a handy hook for bags."

Did you know this? (X/@BeeFaerie)
Did you know this? (X/@BeeFaerie)

In replies to the tweet, many people said they were unaware of it, while others said that the hook wasn't there for them in shops nearby.

One user wrote: "I only just discovered that like only a month ago - and I've been using trolleys for years... who woulda known huh."

A second added: "Yes! It’s amazing how many people don’t know what they are for though. Truly confusing to watch all those bags in trolleys."

And a third remarked: "Excellent, so much of the trolley is taken up by bags."

However, another user was a little less impressed and said: "Another utterly astounding 'hack'/'I had NO IDEA OMG' video on FB as, this time, some genius discovers that the bag hook on a shopping trolley is in actual fact a hook for hanging bags.

"Never mind New Year motivations; I could probably power myself through this entire year with the white hot rage I feel for folk discovering products' intended uses several decades into their ridiculous lives."

Featured Image Credit: X/BeeFaerie/Kinga Krzeminska/Getty Images

Topics: Life, Shopping, Hacks