Sometimes, people share that they have size envy… particularly when it comes to stash sizes. Sure, some of us do have a ridiculous stash size. But you know what? There’s always that idea that size matters. Stash size matters, car size matters, house size matters… and since this is a family friendly blog, I’ll leave any other “size matters” thoughts alone.
Your stash size does not mean anything. Maybe you have a small stash size because you’re cloth diapering for the financial savings. (And, let’s be honest: for those of us with a monumentally huge cloth diaper stash, that ship sailed a long time ago.) Maybe you have a small stash size because you’re a minimalist or you already have the perfect brand of cloth diapers for you and see no need to experiment. Or maybe it’s because you de-stash a cloth diaper every time you get a new one.
There is zero reason for stash envy. If what you’ve got works for you, then awesome.
By the same token… having an excessive stash size does not make one somehow superior. Really, some people have an excessive stash size because they have a whole bunch of diapers that didn’t work for them. Others have an excessive stash size because we like to try everything. Or we’re addicts. Or we have more dollars than sense (or cents).
You know what having a cloth diaper stash that includes forty Ella Bella Bum diapers means?
It means that someone has a stash that includes forty Ella Bella Bum diapers. That’s really it.
It doesn’t matter if your stash is made up of just a few China Cheapies, one hundred Ragababes, or a mixture. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got 200 Jules that’s being kept in their packages or if you only buy used. What matters is if your stash works for you and your child.
How do you feel about your stash size?