When I first switched to cloth I wanted to do everything right. I had read that line drying covers helps to extend the life of the elastic and PUL so I knew I wanted to line dry them, but I couldn’t seem to find the “right” way to do it. Well, it turns out that there is no “right” way.
All things being equal, it is probably best to line dry outside where the sun can assist in bleaching/sanitizing the diapers, but if it too rainy, too windy, or too cold outside or if you do laundry at night like I do so that in the morning my entire stash is clean (except of course the diaper being worn), then outside really isn’t an option. So around the house they go.
Some mornings I walk downstairs to my beautifully hanging diaper covers strewn about and wonder if anyone else “decorates” their house the way I do.
Depending on what other laundry is also drying and how organized my laundry room is I might do any of the following:
- Scour the house for hooks (coat hooks, towel hooks, bag hooks) and drape the cover over the hook
- Hang the diaper over the long part of a hanger, like I would hang pants, and then hang the hanger from the shower curtain rod, cabinet drawer or cupboard handles, really anything
- Lay the cover over the edge of the laundry basket or the back of the kitchen chairs
- Or simply lay the cover on a towel on the floor
What “right” way do you use to dry your covers?
Bio: Toria is a stay-at-home-mom who loves playing with her very active 3-year-old boy and delightful 18 month-old girl. She started cloth diapering when her little girls was 9 months old and hasn’t looked back since.