May 16, 2011

An inside look at how one mom organizes her cloth diaper stash!

Guest Post by Laura

There are so many different types of cloth diapers, and there are equally, if not more ways to organize your cloth diaper stash.

Baskets are a great way to organize your cloth diapers. This is my preferred method to organizing my stash! I use only pocket diapers, and don’t have a basket large enough to contain all of them together.  So I stack 2 on top of each other. This helps me to keep my diapers in an even rotation. I also use a basket for my cloth wipes and for my 2 year old’s training pants. If you use more than one type of diaper, you can use different baskets for each type of diaper as well.

Drawers are nice-especially if there’s one (or more) on your changing table. I have 2 drawers, but my changing table doubles as a dresser for my daughter’s clothing. So my bottom drawer is dedicated to items I use less often. I have my small and large pocket inserts separated, and my microfiber and hemp inserts separated as well. I also store my extra pail liner in the same drawer. If you have a drawer that’s higher up, within quick reach, it would be a great place to put your diapers as well!

Shelves are another nice option. I have seen people use what I like to call the “cube shelves” to store diapers in, and the canvas cubes to put inserts, prefolds/flats or even wetbags in. The nice thing about this method is that when your baby gets older, it can double as a shelf for toys!

There are endless possibilities on how to organize your cloth diaper stash. The most important thing to remember is to try as many organizational methods as possible to see what works for you-and to have fun!

Laura’s Bio:  Laura is a wife and stay-at-home mother to her 3 daughters. She enjoys cloth diapering, bike riding, reading, walking, and arts & crafts.