It’s that time of year again, what time is it you may ask? Its the Flats Challenge.
As you may or may not know, Dirty Diaper Laundry (DDL) is hosting the 3rd Annuals Flats and Handwashing Challenge. Stop by and check it out if you haven’t.
Basically, for one week, we are only allowed to used flats, covers and fasteners.
Oh goodness… I was really not ready for this. So I have been practicing and researching the different types of folds (as you can see from my youtube playlist below).
I had no flats in my stash prior to this challenge, so I went the easy route. I got flour sack towels (FST). Cheap and easy to find. I didn’t really want to spend a bunch of money on something I thought I would never use again after the challenge.
What I have found out with all this practicing is that it’s really not so bad. I am loving one particular fold though right now. That’s the Happy Anteater. It’s pretty trim and working well on my little boy. I will admit that with the FST I have to fold them in on the sides a little to make them smaller and easier to work with. Also., I went and purchased Snappis, because I am not a fan of safety pins. My local store only had these, but there is also another product called Boingos. (Yep those are my affiliate links)
The reason I chose to do this is because living in Florida means there are going to be hurricanes and power outages. I needed to have a back up plan in place. There was no way I was doing this with pockets and microfiber inserts. Those things take all day to dry.
For the challenge, I have 10 FST, a cover I made, AI2 shell from Imagine and a ton of pockets which I am going to be using as a cover, instead of a pocket. I picked up 3 Snappis, so I should be good.
I’m looking forward to the challenge, which starts Monday, May 20 and goes until Sunday May 26.
This post contains affiliate links, I’m just sayin…
Are you going to be participating? Don’t forget to check out DDL for all the rules.