Cloth Diaper Storage and Organization Ideas (Cute and Functional!)

By April Duffy •  Updated: 06/29/24 •  5 min read

My own cloth diaper storage setup has changed a lot over the years. From simple bins under the change table to fancy carts and shelves in my laundry room, I’ve probably changed it up more than I’ve changed diapers (ok, maybe not that much!).

Through all those transitions, browsing for ideas has been super helpful.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that cloth diaper folks are super creative, and they love to show off their diapers.

Those super cute cloth diapers are an investment, so wanting to show them off in a cute way is natural! With that in mind, I have a bunch of ideas from our community on how to store your diapers in a way that is both cute and functional!

Cloth Diaper Organizer Ideas for Small Spaces

Hanging Over the Door Pocket Organizer

This particular over-the-door organizer with clear pockets is a fan favorite in the Cloth Diapers for Beginners Facebook group.

The popularity is probably due to the fact that not only does it look nice and organized when stuffed with pocket diapers, but it is also very inexpensive, comes in seven colors, and practically takes up no room but the already wasted space behind a door.

Simple Houseware Over Door/Wall Mount 6 Clear Window Pocket Organizer
$17.97
Pros:
  • Super compact and light
  • Lots of space for a moderate cloth diaper stash, inserts, wipes, etc.
  • Inexpensive
  • Comes in a ton of colors
  • Can be reused for storage after potty-training
Cons:
  • Fabric can get soiled and may be difficult to clean
  • Not the most durable
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A Cloth Diaper Ladder

I absolutely love the simplicity of using a blanket ladder to store your cloth diaper collection. It’s low-profile, low-cost, and high-impact!

The only thing is that if you have extra inserts, wipes, or other things you need to store with your diapers it can quickly become a mess, so I recommend finding one with hooks (like the one I link to below) or adding a hook or two to your existing latter if you can. Those hooks can be used to hang wet bags or bins from to help keep everything neat and tidy.

HOOBRO Blanket Ladder, 5-Tier Rack with Hooks, Wall-Leaning Decorative Display Ladder Shelf
Pros:
  • Can hold a ton of cloth diapers snapped around the rungs
  • Comes with hooks to hand wet bags on to store wipes, creams, dirty diapers, etc.
  • Stylish and trendy
  • Inexpensive
  • Can be reused for blankets or towels after potty traning
Cons:
  • Have to store inserts, wipes creams, etc in bags or elsewhere
  • Can get messy looking if have a ton of diapers and prints
  • have to unsnap diaper from ladder before every diaper change.
  • Can be a climbing safety hazard when baby is older
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Mobile Cloth Diaper Storage Ideas

Mainstays Double-Sided Metal Shoe Rack on Wheels

I wanted to share an inexpensive cloth diaper storage option that I’ve seen recommended only a few times, but I absolutely love it. It’s about USD $26 at Walmart and each side can hold approximately 60 pocket diapers.

When using it for pocket diapers, you can stack each level with about three stacks of four diapers. Grab a few dollar store bins in the color of your choice for bits and bobs like extra inserts, diaper creams etc. and you’re set!

The rack is also on wheels so moving from room to room is easy too!

Mainstays 5 Tier, Metal Mesh Shoe Rack
Pros:
  • Holds a good number of cloth diapers
  • Portable
  • Can be reused as a shoe rack or organizer after potty-training
  • Inexpensive
  • Durable
Cons:
  • Low to the ground, making it tempting for little hands
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Mainstays 6 Tiers 30-Pairs Shoe Organizer

I know you’re thinking, “another Mainstays shoe organizer, really?” But, hear me out, because this one is so much different than the metal organizer, so it’s going to be completely different to use.

First off, this fabric organizer is only one-sided, so it can be pushed up against a wall and you’ll still have access to your entire cloth diaper stash. It’s also fabric, with horizontal dividers and side pieces at the end, so it can be a bit easier to stuff your diapers vertically if you have a large collection of diapers.

It’s a whole different vibe, but still on wheels, making it great to use all around the house.

Mainstays 6 Tiers 30-Pairs Shoe Organizer
Pros:
  • Holds a ton of diapers
  • Portable
  • Can be reused as a shoe rack or toy organizer after potty-training
  • Inexpensive
Cons:
  • Fabric may be difficult to clean if gets dirty
  • Low to the ground, making it tempting for little hands
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A Trusty Rolling Cart

You don’t have to spend a lot of time in the cloth diaper community to find someone who uses one of these rolling carts for their cloth diaper stash, they are just too darn practical! You can just roll it to where you need it, and do a diaper change right there!

I purchased mine in the typical mint green color and I have a still squee when I see it full of cloth diapers to this day! Of course you can get these carts in a ton of colors to match your own space, which is part of why they are so loved!

They are super practical for after potty-training as well, as they make great storage solutions for toys. I purchased a second one as an art cart for my daughter and it’s wonderful.

CAXXA 3-Tier Rolling Metal Storage Organizer with Caster Wheels
Pros:
  • Portable
  • Comes in a variety of colors
  • Inexpensive
  • Great for a number of uses after potty-training
Cons:
  • Limited space
  • Low to the ground and open, so little fingers can play with it's contents if given access
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Cloth Diaper Shelf Storage Solutions

Fancy Shaped Shelves

From clouds, to hexigons, to circles, and beyond, shelves can be purchased in what seems to be endless shapes and sizes today.

What better way to match your nursery theme, and make your cloth diaper collection the focal point of your changing space?

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Simple Shelves

Simple shelves can be anything but simple when used in a nursery for cloth diaper storage!

Shelves can be made as plain or as fancy as you want, and then you can use the open display to show off your diaper stash, and let your cloth diapers define your space!

The sky really is the limit!

Lavezee Floating Shelves Set with Metal Vine Leaf Plants Shape (3 Pack)
Pros:
  • Versitile
  • Inexpensive
  • Can be used for anything after potty training
  • Can be hung with brackets on top or below the shelf to customize your look
  • Doesn't need floorspace
Cons:
  • Nothing to keep diapers from slipping off
  • Stationary
  • Can be a safety hazard if hung within baby's reach
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Wood Wall Shelves for Wall Décor (Set of 3 )
Pros:
  • Versitile
  • Inexpensive
  • Can be used for anything after potty training
  • Can be hung with brackets on top or below the shelf to customize your look
  • Doesn't need floorspace
Cons:
  • Nothing to keep diapers from slipping off
  • Stationary
  • Can be a safety hazard if hung within baby's reach
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DIY Cloth Diaper Storage

THE Cloth Diaper Arrow Shelf

Nothing says cloth diapers storage like this specific DIY Arrow shelf. Ever since the tutorial was published in 2019 by Alyssa Ashmore on her blog here, it’s been a focal point in the nurseries of many cloth-diapered babies.

Five years later this simple arrow shelf still looks amazing full of cloth diapers.

Bins: Just Hang Bins, Crates, or Baskets!

Don’t have carpentry skills or someone handy around? No problem, hit up your local Target, Walmart, or even Dollartree and grab some bins that match your space, then hang them on the wall!

You can get creative with the placement to keep in interesting, and if you get more cloth diapers, just add some more bins!

Just make sure that if you’re hanging them above your change table, you’re hanging them out of baby’s reach, otherwise, they may pull them or their contents down during a diaper change.

April Duffy

April is the founder of Cloth Diapers for Beginners and author of The Cloth Diaper Wash & Care Handbook. Since 2015, April has helped well over 75,000 parents and caregivers cloth diaper their children through this website, her book, her YouTube Channel, and the Cloth Diapers for Beginners Facebook Group.