Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Flats and Handwashing Challenge Day 7 "It's over already"

This post was originally started on Sunday..
Today is the last day of the Flats and Handwashing Challenge and I have to say that it has been a very eye opening experience. With every flat and cover we hand washed brought us closer to bringing awareness of how as parents we will do what it takes to take care of our children.  I will try and keep it brief but to sum it all up it was easier than I thought. After I purchased my supplies for my bucket washer I was ready to go as we already use flats and covers on a daily basis. And then it happened. I broke down and purchased a few more covers just in case (let me stop lying- they were cute!) We made it through the whole challenge without having any rashes or stink issues. I made sure that I stuck to the same routine as I do with a regular washer.

Going cover-less for the 1st time!
All in all the hard part was wringing out all the water and finding a place to hang the flats and covers to dry. We made them into window curtains, shower curtains, if there was space we used it! Looking back, I wish that I had took more pictures but I am content with the ones that I do have.

I have to say that it was business as usual for our family when it came to the challenge. My husband even got it on the fun also, lol. Don't worry, I have been doing vlogs as well. We had a blast trying new folds and I can't wait to see how the challenge will be for me when I have ONE in cloth instead of THREE!

Here is a recap of the challenge with some help from mommy's little helper. :)


  1. I'm with you. Wringing the diapers out was the hard part, but I found everything to be rather easy.

    1. Awesome! Next year I'm hoping to find a hand crank wringer for the challenge. :)