Am I Moving from Cloth Diaper Addict to Hoarder?

When I made my latest cloth diaper purchase (thank you, Kerri at Cozy Bums for your continued assistance in enabling me), one of my friends suggested that it was time for Hoarders rules to come into effect.  No more buying cloth diapers unless I get rid of an equal number.

I tried that.  I really did.  I managed to get rid of… six diapers since my friend made that suggestion.  But now I’m just down to a cloth diaper stash of things that make me happy and are fun to use.  I have determined that I’m perfectly okay with being a cloth diaper addict.  It’s a harmless addiction that makes me happy.  It’s an addiction that I can at least recoup the money from when my kids are done using them.

And, really, I’m not a cloth diaper addict in denial.  I know that in two years, I’ll hopefully be done with using cloth diapers altogether.  Okay, three years at the extreme most.  While, yes, I do have a hard time with parting with perfectly functional diapers that I enjoy using and my husband will also use, I’m okay with getting rid of diapers that I don’t love.  I’m even working on being okay with giving away diapers that need repairs (and I don’t sew) to Cloth for a Cause so that other people who want to become cloth diaper addicts but don’t have the financial means to do so right away can get their start.  I’m certainly good with the idea of it, anyway.

This is just Eudora’s stash.

This is what Eudora’s stash currently looks like.  (Mind you, this is just Eudora’s cloth diaper stash.  Norton has his own.  And diapers that neither kid use that are up for sale or repair are stored elsewhere, along with fitted diapers because the husband doesn’t understand them.)  What do you think?  Addict or hoarder?

What does your cloth diaper stash look like?

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


  1. Susan Bewley says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of diapers x_X

  2. I am trying to build up my niece’s stash to look just like yours!

  3. aww wow I never thought of myself as an addict or horder but its getting that way and now that I read this post from you I think I might need help but still I love my diapers and even though I dont have babies in them my husband and I are trying and hope to put them to good use.

  4. I think you are somewhere safely in between hoarder and addict. My husband insisted we needed more covers and inserts and now that we have more he is trying to thin our stash. I agree with the part about how husbands don’t “get” everything when it comes to cloth diapers. 🙂


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