When I first started accumulating cloth diapers I stored them in a single drawer in Sugar’s changing table, but my stash continued growing. Yes cloth diapers are addicting. If you didn’t know this I am warning you now, hehe. Anyhow – my stash soon grew to fill two drawers and that was when there were at least 10 in the diaper pail. The drawer system was working rather well, but then I decided to remove the changing table, crib, and armoire from the nursery. Since the girls are now sharing a room upstairs there was no reason to have all of this additional furniture taking up a room and so I transformed that room into a toy room. However, I still needed some where to store my stash of cloth diapers and accessories. I wanted to keep them downstairs so that I wouldn’t have to run up and down the stairs every time I needed a diaper (I have bad knees – 3 knee surgeries… so running up and down really was not an option for me) …. and so I came up with this idea. It is hanging on the wall in the now toy room.
The diapers are a bit deceiving because all of those stacks are two stacks deep. From the far left the first three stacks are our normal every day diapers. The fourth stack in the front are night time diaper and behind them are fitteds and covers. In the far right cube are diapers that are too big just yet, the start of a newborn stash, swim diapers, and prefolds.
Now for the bins on top. From left to right the first bin is full of leg warmers. The second bin holds cloth wipes, diaper liners, and pail freshener. The third bin is full of wet bags, pail liners, and hemp/bamboo inserts. The fourth bin is full of extra microfiber inserts.
So what about you? How do you organize your fluffy stash?
A couple of you have asked how I hung this storage system on the wall. The first thing I did was to use zip ties to secure all the panels to each other. This way there is no chance of them coming apart. I used clear zip ties and cut them short. You can barely see them! Next Dustin found these nifty little hanger things called “Cobra WallBiters” at Home Depot. They are actually picture hooks, but they are designed to hold up to 20 pounds in dry wall or 50 lbs in wood. We used 5 of them to hang this on the wall. In the far right cube above you can see one on the wall if you look closely. These worked perfect! Let me know if you try this with your stash or to organize anything really. I personally love this because the diapers are up and out of the little ones reach. Sugar likes to throw her diapers all around and now I don’t have to worry about that.