Storage is a little detail that might baffle a new cloth pad user.
Frankly, storing them when they are clean is pretty fool-proof, but I wanted to share some ideas in this post to inspire you as you figure out the best way for you to store your pads.
(Storing them once they are used can be a little more nuanced, so watch out for a separate post about that!)
How to Store Clean Cloth Pads
Clean pads can be stored any way you like! Make it easy on yourself - I recommend storing them in the bathroom where you most commonly will need them, in an easy-to-reach location.
Here are some crowd-sourced ideas for storage:
2. Baskets/Bins. If you don’t have or want to use a drawer, a basket can be a nice storage solution. You could use a shelves and a collection of wire baskets similar to the ones used by this pad user. I love this idea because it gives you lots of spots to store a variety of bathroom items. Very handy!
Another basket option could be very simple - just a basic Sterilite-type basket you might even have laying around already! If not, I recommend something like this short basket or this taller option.
I love how this user was able to get her pads stored vertically - it gives her space to let her see her options throughout her cycle and choose exactly which pretty pad she'd like to grab!
3. Bag. You can use any bag you like to store cloth pads between uses. A simple drawstring bag is a great option is nice because it makes the whole collection easy to grab if you know you are going to be out of town when you’ll need them!
4. Diaper Stacker. This storage solution is similar to a bag, but can be hung in a closet while not being used and moved to a towel or shower bar when needed.
Highest praise if you can upcycle or thrift one! If not, try this nice neutral diaper holder.
Do you have a clever storage solution we haven’t mentioned here? Leave a comment to let us know! If you have a photo to share, you can always message us (use the blue button in the lower right of the website!) and perhaps we can share it with other users!
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