- Keep everything in one spot. You don't want to be upstairs taking off a poopy diaper only to realize all your wipes are downstairs or in the other room.
- Use like grouping. That is, keep your daytime diapers, nighttime diapers, daddy/grandparent/ babysitter diapers, daycare diapers, wipes, covers, etc., grouped together. When you are changing a diaper in the middle of the night, it helps to know exactly where to reach to get exactly what you need. And it makes things easier when you are showing the grandparents or babysitter which diapers they should use.
- Put everything away as soon as it's washed. Refer back to the first point. Otherwise you'll be like me. I can't tell you how many times I've had to stop changing a diaper and run into the other room to grab some wipes. Learn from my mistakes!
- Don't be afraid to change your system. Cloth diapering evolves. I'm finding that diapers that fit when our daughter was small don't fit now that she's bigger. We now have daytime and nighttime diapers. Our organization system has changed a few times over the past 15 months. Flexibility is good.
The most important thing to remember when you are organizing your stash is that you can change it! Figure out what works best for you. Do you like keeping everything in drawers or baskets? Or do you like to store it in cubbies in the closet? Upstairs? Downstairs? Figure out what works best for your family and how/where you change your child's diaper. And make sure to take a picture of all that beautiful fluff!