For well over a year, I had the perfect organizational system for my cloth diapers. I used a kids storage bin that I bought at a local big box store that easily compartmentalized the diapers by type, accessories etc. I loved the way it looked sitting in the nursery, and it was easy to find what I needed at changing time.
All was working well with this system until earlier this week when we transitioned Brendan from his crib (which he recently learned to climb out of) into a toddler bed. Now that he had the freedom to easily crawl in and out of bed in the evening, it only took two nights to discover that he could now play in his room at bedtime before curling up to go to sleep. When I walked into his room to check on him before I headed to bed, I saw that he had completely emptied all of the bins, and there was a nice pile of fluff in the middle of the floor. (Thank goodness most of his stash was sitting in the laundry room after a day of fluff wash!)
Setting aside my personal convenience at diaper changing time, I moved the bin, along with all the diapers, into his closet where he was unable to get to them. I then began to brainstorm ideas for a new organizational system, finally deciding that it was time for another trip to the big box store to find a solution. I wanted something that I could attach to the wall above the dresser that I use as a changing table, but it also had to look nice. I don’t mind restocking the diapers each day, just as long as I can have a days worth of diapers within arms reach at changing time. This is what I came up with:
While I miss that old kids toy bin, I’m sure it will come in handy in the boys playroom doing what it was originally designed to do – hold toys.