The phrase “Use It Or Lose It” came to mind recently as I organized our cloth diapering supplies.
They had been boxed up for close to two years and after one wash the elastics in the legs and back fell apart.
Admittedly, I was surprised.
I had naively thought that those sweet pocket diapers were eagerly waiting for our second child as much as I was and would be in as good a condition as when I packed them away.
The truth: the elastics had been aging even without use. Even the PUL outer of one of the diapers had felt the effects of time and the waterproof layer was separating from the fabric.
Time, gravity and the environment will age your things even if you’re not using them.
Those clothes you boxed up for a former or future lifestyle, they’re wearing out even if no one is wearing them.
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