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13 Inspired Cloth Diaper Storage Ideas

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Cloth Diaper Storage is one of the most exciting parts of planning a nursery!  You don’t need to invest a lot of money to create a beautiful set-up.   You can choose to organize your diapers by color, group your prints by theme, or organize by daytime and nighttime diapers or style!  Whatever you choose there are lots of ideas to inspire you thanks to DDL readers who have shared their photos for this post.

Beautiful nursery with cloth diapers on the wall

Using wooden crate style boxes on the wall Randi has made cloth diapers a part of the room’s decor!  It’s easy thanks to the gorgeous tones and colors in her stash of mostly GroVia diapers.   The empty, painted frames over the crib and a white French Provincial style dresser with a changing pad are a perfect pair.

Space saving cloth diaper storageSaving space can be a big concern in your nursery.  Sunny, a big fan of AppleCheeks cloth diapers, uses WayBasic cubes- lightweight and eco-friendly storage cubes- for all of her cloth diapers, wet bags, and wipes.  They offer several colors for a bright, cheery POP, or you can use all white.  Sunny is on IG as @msmcclurg.

ikeacartforclothNot gonna lie, when I started planning this post I knew I had to find an example of the Ikea cart, RÅSKOG, as a storage solution for cloth diapers.  It’s perfect for holding a full stash of diapers and accessories.  In the end I wound up buying one!  I paired it with a $1 metal bucket found in the dollar aisle of Target that holds a spray bottle for wipes and several cloth wipes too.  With three levels you can organize by style of diaper OR set aside one level just for your overnight diapers.  I tucked a changing pad in the bottom and have pulled it out to use on the rug (for a baby I’ve been watching) which makes this a perfect storage solution for those with little space to spare.  You can also wheel all your supplies into your room for overnight if baby rooms in.


To customize the cart just for cloth diapers I created a #makeclothmainstream vinyl decal and cut it using my Silhouette machine.

Numbered rustic storage for cloth diapers from Target


Ariel is a girl after my own heart! Her eclectic taste is diapers can be displayed proudly using a rustic/industrial inspired wall mounting storage container she found at Target. It has a lot of character and holds a good amount of diapers too!  PS- the world wants to know if that is a bacon print diaper in slot 6 between the Martin and Louis!  Shelf was $50 at Target.

Ikea for cloth diaper storage

Ikea is good to us! Katrina Lang uses an Expedit 4×2 shelf with wooden crates and wicker baskets for diaper storage. The shelf doubles as a changing table once you add a pad on the top. For those with a large stash this system works great and holds a ton of diapers!

Toy Story inspired nursery with custom shelving for cloth diapers
STAHP IT! A Toy Story inspired nursery! Ashley Wade has an awesome set up and her husband custom built the shelving for their storage needs! Impressive! They also use the drawers beneath for additional diapering supplies though there are plenty within reach for easy access right above the changing table.

Use a shoe organizer for cloth diaper storage

Now this is creative, space saving, and CHEAP! (I found a few 24 pocket versions from $8-12 on Amazon)  Natalie Holladay (another huge fan of AppleCheeks!) uses an over the door shoe organizer for her cloth diapers.  “The changing station is in my room, so it has to be efficient and attractive.” she says.  In case you’re wondering, she has fit 48 STUFFED pockets  (they’re doubled up).  Fantastic idea and so pretty to look at!  She’s @JustGnatty on IG!

Storage cubes for a large stash of cloth diapers

For the family with a larger stash Anna T Parido has found the solution! Above the changing table are hung several closetmaid mini cubes and inside each and every one is a Lalabye Baby diaper. Baby is not included with this storage system!

Cloth diaper storage for twins!

Here is a smart set-up by Kerstin McFeely for her twins.  She has also used the Ikea RÅSKOG for her diapers.  If I’m not mistaken the furniture with wicket baskets and drawers is also Ikea as are the little shelves with toys and books on the upper left.  A large 3 tiered basket holds miscellaneous items and a changing pad rests on the top of the dresser for now and can be removed later when no longer needed.

Cheap and effective storage for cloth diapers

A favorite of mine and one that will serve a good purpose without requiring any sort of installation or large investment is a set of plastic drawers that can tuck away in the corner or in a closet.  A 3 drawer set from Sterlite is all you need for a medium or small sized stash.  You can organize as you choose!  Devery has her Best Bottom inserts ready to plug in right up top for easy access.

Toy organizer for cloth diapers

Repurpose or purchase a toy storage unit for diapers!  A practical and attractice solution from Leslie!  She has her prefolds trifolded and filed away along with other baskets of covers or one piece diapers.  It fits in a closet and you can keep the door closed to prevent helpful babies from “unfiling” all the diapers at their leisure.

Refinished Armoire for cloth diaper storage

Heather refinished a beautiful and ornate armoire and made it her diaper changing station!  A new coat of paint, a changing pad inside, and voila!  She’s just building her stash but the drawers will be full soon enough.

Brilliant custom cloth diaper storage


Bringing it home is the image that was partially responsible for inspiring this post, first featured in the 6 Kinds of Diaper Stash Shots post.  Brittany Osia said that her husband custom built the shelves for her diapers.  I love this look and the horizontal diaper lines in bright colors!

Inspired yet?  There are a million ways you can organize your cloth diapers!  If you have a great idea share it in the comments or share a photo on Instagram and tag @Kim_Rosas, I’d love to see!  When considering your storage idea always keep safety in mind.  For large/tall dressers, armoires, and other furniture pieces that may tip over be sure to buy and install anti-tip wall straps to keep your children safe.  Store small pieces like Snappi’s and diaper pins out of baby’s reach.  Happy Decorating!

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A Final Cloth Diaper Stash Tour- End of an Era

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I haven’t packed anything away yet.  It just feels too soon… I know Everett is potty trained and has done an amazing job at getting to a diaper-free point so quickly.  In fact, it was so quick that I feel like I’ve been transported to this spot.  The transition was lightning fast.  One day- diapers.  Next day- none.  When I potty trained my first son I had a new baby in diapers so the diapers kept being used, just not by the older one.

They won’t stay there forever.  I promise.  I just don’t have the heart to move them from their home.  It feels so permanent.  It isn’t that I’m attached to the diapers themselves, even though I do love cloth diapering and what it has done for me on a personal and professional level.  It is what it signifies.  My son is not a baby anymore.  We still have our time together nursing and I’m in no rush to wean him yet because he enjoys that cuddle time, as do I.  When that is over I might need a mini-break-down, sobbing in the bathroom, full on crying session.

As for what will happen for the rest of my diapers?  I don’t know yet.  I still have many diapers left to donate to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope once they re-open for national shipping.  I will continue to have a steady stream of diapers to donate to their organization since every diaper sent for me to film for a review gets donated.  I want to keep several of my diapers for sentimental reasons.  I regret not keeping any of Everett’s newborn diapers- I shipped every single one to a friend who was pregnant.  We agreed she would pass them on to another friend when done, and another, and another.  I believe Everett’s newborn stash has diapered at least 5 other babies last I heard.  Everett loves his Zelda diaper so I think that one is staying for sure.  I don’t think another baby is in the cards, despite how many times Fletcher has asked for us to have “3 kids,” so saving them all isn’t in my plan.

I hope everyone has enjoyed this little look at my stash and how I store my cloth diapers.  I get asked often about what diapers I choose to use considering how many diapers have come into my home.  I have my favorites and my loyalties, now you can see exactly what I loved and used on a day to day basis.

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Confession: My Cloth Diapers Aren’t Color Coded

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The Pinterest effect spreads far and wide, including to the cloth diaper community.  That elusive “perfect stash” and beautifully organized collection of diapers look gorgeous in the photos, don’t they?  Who wouldn’t want their diapers to appear color coded in the baskets or drawers, or organized by diaper type and brand?

I’ll admit that I used to.  When I only had one child and he was not mobile I had lots of time to slowly fold my diapers, lovingly organize them by shades of color, and put them away in a perfectly organized changing table.  My color coding was flawless since I used to work retail and knew the correct color scheme for clothing.  I often went into my son’s room, which was never used for sleeping mind you, just to look at how pretty and neat everything was.

Our Empty Drawers

Our Empty Drawers

Fast forward to almost 4 years later.  My second son’s diapers are currently sitting in a laundry basket, hanging on the wall.  There are 2 loads worth.  Well, there used to be except I was pulling diapers from the basket so by now there might be a full load in there, maybe less.  Each time I need to change him I run to his room only to forget I don’t have any clean diapers.  Sometimes he is naked already so I have to run across the house, grab an insert and shell since I already took all of my “easy” All-in-One’s out, and stuff the diaper while sprinting back.  Repeat multiple times a day until I finally decide to stuff my diapers and put them away.  Usually by then the pail is full and I already have another load ready to wash.  I can’t get my head above water in the laundry department.

Current view of my landry room

Current view of my laundry room

I should just start changing my son’s diapers in the laundry room because I can’t seem to get his diapers past that room and back into his drawers.  I hope I’m not the only one whose stash lives in a basket and not organized in drawers.  (The time it took for me to write this post and edit photos was probably enough to catch up on folding clothes… ironic right?)


Image for diapers in baskets via: http://mcbabybump.blogspot.com/2011/12/cloth-diapering-my-system.html

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