Re: I realize not all of us cloth diaper purely for economical reasons, but I found t
Mine came up to $12.49 a month. Which isn't entirely accurate though. I put in 30 loads with hot wash but actually only do 20 (10 loads run through twice) but that wasn't an option. I put 15 loads in the dryer but I do 10 loads again 10 loads.
I redid to get accurate estimates. This is what I came up with.
1 load washed hot wash warm rinse .52 cents
Multiply by 20 washes or ten double cycles $10.40
1 full load dry on high .22
Multiply by 10 loads dried $2.20
My total monthly cost for diaper washing minus water and detergent $12.60
Hanging diapers on the line to dry it seems would only save us $2.20 a month.
This isn't entirely accurate as I have my water set at 140 degrees and my water heater is gas. But I think we are still saving since it costs me for gasoline $4 each trip I make across town. I would have to go more often to pick up sposies.
If I subtract what I would have spent in gas going to get sposies I am $4.60 OOP on diaper laundry each month.
Last edited by qsefthuko; 11-14-2012 at 11:10 PM.
Reason: Updating costs missed the first time.