Anyone who uses a Diaper Genie knows that refills are expensive! Even when bought on sale or at places like Walmart or Costco the cost really adds up. People who have multiple kids in diapers at the same time, like I do, know the refill needs to be replaced often!
I found the cheapest place to buy the refills were at Walmart. A 3-pack of refills costs $22.93, however other places sell them for anywhere between 8.99 and 12.99 per refill. Lets say, on the conservative side, you use one refill a month for 1 child. I have 2 in diapers and would use double. I would end up using eight 3-pack refills, that’s an expense of $183.44 a year! Almost $200 spent on disposing diapers!!
My box of generic recycling bags cost me $1.50 (on sale) for 40 bags. We use about a bag a week. At 4 bags a month, we can go 10 months on 1 box! I am saving $180.00 (give or take) in a year.
Some might say I don’t need a diaper genie, but honestly, I am so glad I use one as I never smell all those diapers!
Now, I have to give credit where credit is due, and thank my husband for coming up with this helpful money saving tip.
Empty diaper genie refill
Blue recycling bag – any generic kind will do
Remove all wrapping from the empty diaper genie refill, so all you have left is the blue plastic ring part
Take one recycling bag and put it through the middle of the ring so the opening of the bag is near the ring.
Fold the open ends over the ring and secure with the elastic band.
Stuff the closed end of the bag into the genie the same way you would using a Diaper Genie branded refill, place ring the in top compartment. Tuck in the extra pieces of the bag that might stick out.
Fill with diapers!