So today (on my 34th birthday - time does fly by!!!) I decided I absolutely needed to write a little something.
Yesterday I went out and bought a wipes warmer (I finally caved in after 2.5 years!) and as I was re-organizing my laundry room (which is where I store my cloth diapers), I thought maybe I could take pictures and share a blogpost on how I organize my cloth diapers. I always like seeing how other people store their cloth diapers and I often get asked how I do it when customers come to my home showroom. So here it is ...
We live in a 2 story home. Both my sons' rooms are upstairs and the baby's room is where I have a changing table. However the only time I use this table is after bath time when I am putting on night time diapers and pj's so I don't actually store any cloth diapers upstairs, I just bring the night time diapers upstairs before bath time and I bring the dirty ones downstairs after bath time. Since our common living area is downstairs, I have created my self a changing table and diaper area right in my laundry room (which is adjacent to my kitchen).
We have a front loading washer so my husband was kind enough to build me a counter over top of my machines so I could fold my laundry. Little did I know at that time that this counter would become my changing table :) I just purchased a changing mattress and put it over top the machines and was able to organize all of my cloth diapers and accessories in this area.
For us it is the perfect area as I can store my clean diapers and dirty diapers in the same place and when laundry day comes the diapers are ready to be dumped in the washer. We also have a laundry tub so I can wash my hands there as well as rinse anything as needed. This is also where I wash my wool covers and longies.
We also attached a diaper sprayer onto our toilet but we rarely need it as both our kids have pretty solid poop that don't need rinsing. Lucky for us :)
The only downfall of our setup is that as we are changing our youngest one he loves to grab all of the diapers around him! One day when we find the time (and money) my husband will build some cupboards/shelves overtop of our washer/dryer so I could place the diapers higher. By the time this happens we probably won't have any kids in diapers :(
Lastly, we have a smaller space in our laundry room that we use for storage and to hang dry anything that can't go outside due to weather. We purchased a drying rack from Canadian Tire that can be mounted on the wall which I love!
This is the counter top that is on top of my washer and dryer with the changing pad where I change my boys and store my diapers.
Here is my new wipe warmer where I store my cloth wipes and beside it I do have a disposable wipes container (for those very big messes :)
Beside my changing table I have a garbage and my Wahmies pail liner that I store in a wicker basket. This permits the diapers to still breathe and decreases the smell considerably (compared to using a plastic pail).
(LEFT) On the back of our door I purchased a cloth caddy (Toys R Us) where I store my rags and in the bottom I place all of my wetbags.
(RIGHT) This is my drying rack for when I can't hang things outside on my clothesline.
(LEFT) My laundry tub. Very handy for handwashing and any rinsing. This is also where I soak my wool covers and longies.
(RIGHT) My diaper sprayer which we use when needed.
I would love to hear (or see) how other people organize their cloth diapers. I'd love to read your comments. You can also send me pictures that I will post onto my facebook fanpage.
Have a great weekend!