Friday, August 8, 2008

Going Cheap Friday

Diapers...

Now most everyone knows we use cloth diapers.. these to be specific. Now, I bought and have a total of 24 of these. I bought 2 of the 12 packs. That is a total of $385.80.

Now, when we did use disposable, all we ever used (besides what was given to us) were these. Now, lets just take what we would use right now, size 5. That is 160 diapers for $35.99, or $0.22 a diaper. If you use other brands, you will just have to determine your own cost savings.

Ok, I counted, between both boys, I go through on average, 14 diapers a day. (Give or take depending on what they ate the day before). So if I bought disposables and used them everyday, then I am spending $1,124.20 a year on diapers.

So if I use the cloth for just one year alone, I am saving $738.40.

Running total: $160.20 for milk, $219.00 for yogurt, $121.68 for bread, $738.40 for diapers = $1,239.28.

5 comments:

something...maybe...special said...

I will have to check with my mom on the site, but there is a web site that is $5 a month. You tell them where you shop and they gather the sale info and make a menu for the week...or maybe the month...based on the sales. My mom has saved hundreds of dollars and because you are eating homemade almost all the time, you save on eating out. I haven't tried it because Mike is picky about his meals. I'll get the name of the site if you'd like.

something...maybe...special said...

Oh, and before I forget. Have you heard about Freecycle? It is a yahoo group where people post ads for stuff they are giving away, and adds for stuff they want. A lot of times, people post cupons and children's clothing is a real big deal. I love the group, I have given and received tons of stuff.

Jessica said...

This was the #1 reason we switched to cloth! I had to convince Tony since the front-end cost is more, but I think we should break even after something like 4 months of diapering. After that, it's all savings!

Emmilu said...

Yea BumGenius!! I just love those!

sterlingirl said...

Maybe now shouldn't be the time to tell you I only paid .22 per pack of diapers at Walgreens a few weeks ago....I got 11 packs for Ryan. I've never paid full price for diapers, always using coupons. You can get them for cheap if you just use coupons and watch for sales. But, you totally saved more by using cloth, especially with two babies! I like your going cheap Friday posts.