I know, you're thinking sharp pins, annoying plastic pants, leaky mess, and wringing out poopy cloths in the toilet. But that was last generation. Today's cloth diapers are much more user-friendly.
These diapers are easy to use, comfortable, cute, leak-proof and economical. We've been using them on Isaiah for a couple weeks now, and I'm totally satisfied with them. Granted, there is still the part about "cleaning" them out in the toilet, but I can handle that for the money we're saving. We figure between both babies we are spending close to $80 a month on diapers. For about $100 we got 6 cloth diapers, which seems to be enough for Isaiah with washing a load every-other day. So far I've only run out and had to use a disposable diaper about two times. The diapers will have paid for themselves in about 2 1/2 months. That's a pretty good ROI if you ask me. We plan on buying six more as soon as Noah's diaper usage becomes a little more consistent (read: no longer going through three diapers and outfits in an hour).
So there's Money Saving Tip #1. I love having a tangible way of affecting our monthly bottom line. What about you? Any other hot tips for saving money?