Saturday, March 26, 2011

My diaper request ;)

I had a request to show off my diaper stash and to share my savings. So here are a few pictures (I really need to get my camera back. my phone just sucks!):

I know this looks a little crazy....what is probably even more crazy is I am wondering if I can insure my diaper stockpile, lol :) If there were ever a fire in my house you will find me throwing packs of diapers out the window!

Keep in mind I have one in diapers and another one on the way--hopefully this next week! So with two in diapers this really isn't going to last very long.
I currently have 31 jumbo packs, 1 small box, and 2 large boxes of diapers. I go through about 1 1/2 - 2 jumbo packs a week right now. So multiply that by 2 and this is really about 3 months worth of diapers.

I read somewhere that cloth diapers were cheaper and so I looked into it. Anything to save some money! The article I read that was in favor of cloth diapers said it would only cost about $400/year. That seems pretty reasonable. It included buying all of the diapers, the water cost, and the special detergent costs.

I figured out about what I spent in diapers this last year (just on one kid....not counting my current stockpile) and I realized that I saved more money by using disposable than I did cloth. Plus it meant less laundry for me and for those of you that know me, you know laundry is my worst enemy.

This last year I bought diapers when I could get them for less than $3.50/pack. So if I use that as my price for each, and went through 1.5 packs per week, I spent roughly $5.25/week or $252 for the year. That is a savings of almost $150.00!! And I didn't have to do any extra laundry :)

I can see why people go cloth though. If I would have paid full price for each pack of diapers, lets say that is $9.99/jumbo pack, I would have spent around $15.00/week or $720 for the year. ouch.

Another reason I put the effort into couponing for diapers, is I am able to get name brand diapers for less than I would pay for store brand. I know these work and I don't have to switch from brand to brand to find something that doesn't leak and doesn't give my kid a rash.

Saving on diapers is what started my coupon adventures and it is part of the reason that I can be a stay at home mommy to one, soon to be two, beautiful little girls. So if any of you need help saving or want to get started, let us know! We would love to help you save money!!!!


1 comment:

  1. Yay! I love it :) I have a huge stockpile of diapers. I was way stocked up before my baby girl was here and she is now 6 months and I only buy when I find a deal that you just can't pass up :) I have never had to run out and get diapers and I have found that I still have packs left of the smaller sz so I am already ahead on baby shower gifts! I heart coupons!