Just a few more thoughts / notes on our system...
I wash the diapers every 2 days. I used to do 2 days of cloth diapers, 1 day in disposables while I washed the cloth. I now have more diapers and 2 dry bags so I try to use cloth as much as possible. We are very flexible though.
When I take a dirty diaper off of Bug or Baby Bro, I re-fasten the Velcro straps, flip the top of the back of the diaper inside out to protect the Velcro tabs, then take the inserts out. (On the BumGenius).
I store dirty diapers in a dry bag.
1. Unzip the dry bag
2. Dump all diapers into the washer
3. Add dry bag to the washer
4. Wash on a short cold cycle
5. Wash on a hot cycle, with detergent and an extra rinse
(I just switched to Rock'n Green for my detergent and have been happy so far)
6. Hang all covers
7. Dry for a few minutes the liners (makes them softer)
8. Hang all liners to complete drying process
9. Re-stuff diapers so they are ready for Bug and Baby Bro to wear
It might sound tedious to some, but our little system works well for me and really doesn't take that much time. I figure it is worth not having to spend $100 a month on diapers!
Okay and this is just totally my opinion... so take it for what it is worth...
I have personally grown to love my white cloth diapers and my blue ones. White because they don't stand out. If Bug is wearing a dress and her white cloth diaper shows it does not draw attention, it looks like a normal diaper. However, if all of the white ones are dirty and she is wearing Grasshopper green or Ribbit, it is like a neon sign flashing "look at me, and look at my crazy granola mom."