When I first began purchasing cloth diapers, I had NO clue what I was doing. Nobody around me used cloth (and only recently have I convinced some friends to purchase some), so it was something I walked into blindly. I think the first two diapers I ever bought were used Trend Lab diapers, that weren’t in the “good used condition” they were described as, but “play condition” at best, and I paid entirely too much for them. I was disappointed when I received them (and never even used them), which almost swayed me from purchasing or researching more.
Then I discovered Kelly’s Closet and purchased my first new diapers: BumGenius 4.0’s, and was MUCH more pleased upon receiving these. I continued making purchases like: 12 pack Kissaluvs OS Hybrid Contours, Bumpkins AIO’s, GMD Workhorse Fitteds, Best Bottoms covers & snap-in inserts, Flip covers, BumGenius Freetimes, Fuzzibunz OS Elites, and WAHM hybrids.
My next problem was that I had only prepped some of these diapers and NEVER reached for anything except my BG 4.0’s, Freetimes, and custom-made WAHM hybrids, so I had a plethora of fluffy goodness surrounding me in perfect, pristine condition, but ultimately they were just “collecting dust”.
So now I am left to destash all these unused diapers, and at a considerable loss, but I’m looking forward to being “satisfied” with the stash I will have as a result. I plan on purchasing twelve more 4.0’s and eight more Freetimes, as well as continuing to purchase more WAHM hybrids from Crunchy Love Co. and Wyse Bottoms (among a few others). One “problem” I seem to have is that I have to have an even number of every diaper I have. So if I have one more in a color, instead of selling off that one extra in that color, I purchase one more of all the other colors!
My only fear is that I will just continue to BUY BUY BUY instead of actually being happy enough with what I have. I started cloth diapers to save money, but every time I turn around I have more fluff mail getting delivered. I’m pretty sure I have spent enough to diaper TWO kids in SPOSIES from birth to potty learning! Bleh! Here’s to hoping I reach “Stash Nirvana” soon! (At least I have a “plan” on how I *think* I am going to get there!)
P.S. Wet bags are a whoooole other issue I have! Why do I have 12 “diaper bag” wet bags, 6 pail liners, 6 large hanging wet bags, and 6 medium wet bags?!
Someone please take my PayPal account away from me. Now.