Wednesday, February 8, 2017

DIY | Diaper Genie Refills

One thing that was on every single must have list when I was expecting was a diaper pail. I had shopped for baby showers before and was not sold this contraption that magically kept odors at bay. Why not just take out the trash everyday? Also, the roll of bags seemed so wasteful and expensive! I told my mom that we were just not going to use one and instead just use a trashcan we already had. Saving $35- $40, smart right!? Well, she insisted we get one and then after baby came I understood the draw.

However, I was not keen on the price of the refills so once the sample bags ran out I decided to just use what we had on hand! Our tall kitchen bags fit perfectly in the diaper pail and eliminated the need for any additional purchases.

This trick is so simple. All you have to do is grab a tall kitchen trash bag. Then thread the bag through the empty diaper genie cartridge and tuck it around the bottom. Cinch the trash bag in place and pop it back into the diaper genie!

You can get a box of 45 garbage bags for the same amount of the Playtex brand bags which only come around 10 to a box! Based on store prices, the refills are $1.75- $2.75 per bag vs $0.58 per trash bag.

While nothing truly covers the sent of an awful dirty diaper the diaper genie does make it more bearable. I have also linked some of my favorite odor eliminating products that we use in the bathroom and nursery.

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  1. This is a great idea! I love the Fresh Wave packets. I also get lavender scented on the go bags for dirties. It doesn't break the bank now that she's older and we aren't having a million dirties a day but it helps keep the scent at bay and keeps me from having to change the bag every single day.

  2. What a great idea :) Just perfect timing!!!


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