I'm participating in the flats and handwashing challenge at Dirty Diaper Laundry.
By the time I went to bed Tuesday night, I was ready to quit the challenge. I'm not a quitter though, so I re- evaluated what I'd been doing, and read other blog posts about what everyone else was doing. I came to the conclusion that (as usual) I'd been overdoing things. I have pared down my washing routine so it is only taking 20 - 30 minutes twice a day instead of the hour it took me to do one load at first. We have hard water here. When we first moved in I had a front load washing machine. I have fought getting my diapers clean constantly! We finally bought a top load washing machine and that has helped, but I usually still use two wash cycles and a soak. I guess I was having a hard time believing I could really get the diapers clean by hand. I think the diapers are actually coming out cleaner though.