Most people have experienced the difficulty of carrying multiple plastic grocery bags. Usually the desire to get a chore done quickly inspires people to carry many in each hand, which adds up to a considerable weight. The thin plastic strands can wear into the flesh of the hand, often causing significant discomfort. Carrying other heavy loads by a thin strap can be just as trying, and paint cans, with their thin wire handles, can be the worst. Enter Bag-Mate, from Carliss Industries, Inc. the compact, easy to use and inexpensive solution. There are no mechanical components to fail and the unique design locks bags together with a simple twist, preventing groceries from spilling out.