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How To Organize Your Cloth Diapers

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Twelve creative storage solutions for cloth diapers.

Have you decided to use cloth diapers but now find yourself overwhelmed with the problem of where to store them all?

Any parents who have gone the cloth route can likely relate. A new baby means lots of new clothes and items, and a stock of cloth diapers can add some serious bulk to that collection.

We understand what it’s like to want to cloth diaper your baby while still keeping your house clean and organized. So we’ve spent a lot of time searching for the best solution.

But instead of just one, we found twelve incredibly creative cloth diaper storage ideas that will help you think outside the box and keep your home clutter-free.


1. Trundle Bed Storage

If your baby’s room is small, you need to maximize every inch of spare space you have — including under the crib. This trundle storage solution can easily hold your entire stash of cloth diapers, and it will do double duty by making sure nothing else makes its way under the crib.

That means no more getting on your hands and knees to fish your baby’s pacifier out for the thousandth time that day!

2. Ikea to the Rescue

We love the idea of products that can pull double duty or change purposes as your baby grows. You can use this Trofast Storage Combination from Ikea to store your cloth diapers when your baby is little and store their toys as they get older!

What we love even more is the idea of adding a second storage container right next to it. That way, there’s enough room to put a changing pad on top of it and create a little diaper station.

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3. In the Bathroom

This idea is fabulous, especially if you’re inching toward potty training. Just clear out a few of the drawers closest to your toilet. Place baby wipes in one drawer, big kid underwear in another, and diapers in the last.

If your kids are anything like ours, potty training will be a marathon and not a sprint. Sometimes you can go days without an accident, but other weeks you just aren’t that lucky. This way, you have everything you need right by the toilet, and you’re prepared for anything.

This solution would be especially great if you have two children in diapers at the same time and one is ready to potty train. Younger siblings are always interested in trying out what older siblings are doing, and this copycat instinct might be helpful in the long run.

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4. Two-in-One Dry and Store

We’ve always found that one of the most tedious parts of doing any laundry — but especially cloth diapers — is putting them away. The beauty of this drying rack is that you can totally skip that part!

This cabinet is pretty enough to place in any room. You can pull the racks out to hang your diapers and dry them after washing — then simply push them back in to store them once they’re dry.

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5. The Ladder

If you want to show off your cloth diapers — some of them are awfully cute — hanging them on the rungs of a wooden ladder is a creative and adorable option. Depending on how tall your ladder is, you might even be able to hang your entire stash!

But if you’re a short mom like me, pay attention to how high you can comfortably reach. Otherwise, diapers on the top rungs may not get much rotation — unless you want to climb the ladder!

6. The Linen Cabinet

Do you have a linen cabinet or closet in your house? If you’re anything like me, it’s a catch-all filled with odds and ends. Aftershave, old batteries, empty makeup bottles — you name it, it’s in my cabinet. Why not give it a new purpose by storing your cloth diapers in it?

Simply stack your diapers or put them into storage baskets if you want a more uniform look. Chances are good that you’ll still have room for your towels and toiletries too!

7. Repurposed Toy Cubby

A toy cubby is another item that serves a double purpose as your baby grows. Use different bins to store cloth diapers, cloth wipes, inserts, and diaper creams. This system is an easy and affordable way to keep everything you need well-organized and within reach.

As your baby grows, the diapers and wipes will be replaced by dolls and toys cars, and the storage unit will serve you well for years.

8. The Dresser

A dresser can not only do double duty — it can do triple duty. The right dresser can store your baby’s clothing and cloth diapers and even serve as a changing table if you place a changing mat on top.

A dresser is also one of the few items that can last your child from birth to college if you play your cards right. This makes it one of the most economical storage options for cloth diapers.

9. Floating Shelves

If you don’t have the room to expand out, consider going up! Floating shelves can keep your diapers organized and easily accessible without taking up much-needed space in your drawers or cabinets.

You can even make a floating shelf yourself easily and affordably using inexpensive plans found online. The project is an easy one that requires minimal tools and funds.

10. Repurposed Bookshelf

Solid wood furniture is amazingly versatile. With some sandpaper, a little bit of paint, and some elbow grease, you can make any piece of furniture fit your nursery theme perfectly.

An old bookshelf would be a great item to refurbish for cloth diaper storage. Just stack the diapers onto the shelves, making them easily accessible during changes. You can also add cubbies to hold smaller accessories.

If you don’t have an old bookshelf lying around but still want to repurpose something for a similar look, try a smaller dresser. Take out the drawers, add shelves, and cover with a coat of paint to create a unique storage solution for your baby’s diapers.

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11. Diapers on Wheels

If you’re the type of mom that changes their baby’s diaper in the exact same location for every single diaper change, I bow to you — because I am not that mama. My kids have been changed everywhere in the house from the bed to the changing table to the couch to the floor. Having diaper storage on wheels seems kind of genius to me.

Just roll a repurposed home bar cart such as this into any room, and you’ll always have your baby’s diaper supplies handy.

12. Hanging Shoe Organizer

This organizer is another vertical solution that you can hide away if you like. A hanging shoe organizer is an inexpensive and simple way to store your cloth diapers. It can be hung on the wall, the inside of a closet, or the back of a bedroom door. You can even hang one on each side of the closet door if you need double the storage.

We especially love hanging shoe organizers with clear pouches. That way, we know which diaper we’re grabbing each time.

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