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Mission Organization: Version 2.0

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, …

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Mommy’s Little Helper

Lately my oldest son, Ian, who will be 4 in April, has taken to helping me with the laundry. He likes to move the laundry from his washer (a cooler) to the dryer (a laundry basket) just like I do on laundry day…which just happens to be almost every day of the week in our house. Amazingly he even likes to help me put things away and actually does a pretty good job of it. Whereas it’s tougher for him to hang things up in the closet at his age, he’s just the right size to help me put away my fluff. He’s been watching me do this for almost two years now so he’s got the hang of it and even seems to understand my organization system. Just last week I took my youngest son, Brendan, upstairs to change his diaper and took along a clean basket of fluff that I washed and stuffed the night before. I put the basket of clean diapers on a chair in Brendan’s room and proceeded to change his diaper. Ian then took it upon himself to help by putting the diapers away all by himself. He was half way through when he picked up a yellow FuzziBunz and recognized that it was on of his night time diapers. After he was finished putting away all of Brendan’s diapers, he then walked into …

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A little bit of organizing and a lot of believing

Two teething four month olds + 30 diaper changes a day with 2 parents, 1 who works three 24 hour shifts a week + a cat who thinks he is a baby that needs bottles and diaper changes + a million and one tank and pond fish = WHEW – complete and utter chaos. So you can imagine that when I announced the switch to cloth diapers, I was met with, “Are you insane?” “Why would you make things harder for yourself?” “Cloth? We used those in the 70’s!” “You were given a million and one boxes of disposable diapers at your shower. Aren’t you going to use those?” Honestly? I had thought about cloth diapers for a mille-second as I spent 24 weeks on bedrest. I had plenty of time to do research, but it was so easy to ask for people to bring disposable diapers to my shower. I had a great changing table that would hold disposable diapers well in the drawer. I had a sister who had boy/girl preemie twins like me who would tell me which brand worked best with who and when. But then it all changed. My son got a diaper rash and it wasn’t your ordinary diaper rash. It turned to open wounds. It bled and my happy son turned into a miserable kid with parents who were reduced to tears every …

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More ways to organize!!

On this morning’s post, somebody posted a comment that said: “After seeing all these photos I went home and organized my stash!”. It made me laugh mostly because that is the reaction that we expect from you guys after the posts and comments from this week. All of the ideas have been great, and it is amazing how something may work from a family but not for the other… If this week inspired you to rearrange your stash we would love to hear about it. Contact us in the following days or weeks and let us know how this week helped you. We’d love to hear from you! Here are some of the photos that we received this week. All the photos were GREAT, but it was not possible to post them all… Thanks for everybody who submitted, and I will be emailing each one of you letting you know how many entries you get and the instructions to get them.

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Super Organized Busy Mom

I started cloth diapering in November 2008 on my daughter Madysen, our first, who is now a very spunky 18 month old. At first I wasn’t very organized, but I realized very quickly that in order for my husband and myself to enjoy cloth diapering and to stick with it through the other children that we would like to have (I am currently due with our second child on August 26!), I knew that I needed to figure out some way that would work perfectly for my life and the set up of my daughters room. I am a stay at home mommy who is running a work from home all natural health & wellness business. Keeping up with my home, life, our activities, and very active daughter can be a huge challenge for me some days. So one day early on in my cloth diapering experiences I decided I needed to get my cloth diaper stash organized! My daughters room isn’t very large, so I needed to work with the space that I have. I also needed to make sure that it be easy access for me while my daughter is on her changing table, I didn’t want it to be unsafe for my daughter while I was grabbing for the diapers. Here is what I did: I measured the two open spaces of shelving on my daughters changing …

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