With spring comes thoughts of cleaning and freshening up. I’ve been chipping away at our spring cleaning slower than usual, but I think that’s mostly because we spent so much time working to get our old house on the market that our new one still looks, well, like we just moved in. Needless to say, I need to get my rear in gear.
So, I thought it’d be fun (if laundry can be deemed fun) to share a few of the most popular topics people ask about when keeping cloth diapers clean, as well as the one and only thing I do to “spring clean” my dipes.
– Once you figure out your routine, stick to it. Do what works best for your family, of course, but this Thirsties guide is printable (which is super helpful when a well-meaning relative decides to work on laundry while babysitting on a rare … Read More
I posted a handful of cloth diaper storage ideas a couple of years ago (and the ideas are still great!), but I thought it’d be fun to share a handful more. Depending on how much space you have for storage, there’s literally a solution for EVERYONE’s needs.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
At our house, we have a simple cube storage unit (pretty sure it was this one) with just a few bins (we picked some textured ones to up the “furniture-esque” appeal, but there are super inexpensive ones that work perfectly, too) that handle both Harpers clothes AND cloth. We also keep out-of-season and still-too-big clothes in an under-crib storage bin, which keeps things pretty minimal, and extra blankets and things hang out in her closet. It works for us!
HANG IT UP
The most mobile option of them all, hanging a cloth diaper stash using over-door storage is downright … Read More
As cloth diapering families, we already realize that small changes can make HUGE impacts when it comes to the environment. But, admittedly, my family and I have started slacking off in other ways since the birth of our second child. Here’s my list of relatively simple, actionable ways to start thinking of Earth Day as an everyday event (and hopefully there’ll be some ideas you can use here, too!):
– Start going to the farmers’ market regularly. We used to do this a lot, even skipping from one local town to another to see what products were best at which spots. When our first child was born, our diets were maybe 50/50 local (sometimes more, particularly in the summer). But, now, while we’re eating a majority of organic foods, there are plenty of processed in the mix.
But, this is more than just about our diets. Having our kids grow … Read More
Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or the coming of Spring, this is a time of rebirth in so many ways. Be it a celebration of your spirituality, an end to Lent, or an appreciation for nature’s newness, there’s much to celebrate. Even just the return of a warmer season brings a simple, newfound joy.
If you’re having a fun celebration, taking some nice, dressy photos, or just letting the kids run around sans the heavy warm weather clothes, it’s a great time to show off your favorite fluff. (It’s also a practical way to advocate for greener practices during the month of April – aka Earth Month!)
Here are some of my favorite fresh fluff colors and prints for springtime (a handful are retired prints, so if you’re lucky enough to own one, you’re a lucky duck!):
Moss is actually more of a blue color with a fair amount … Read More