My mom always said to help diaper pins go through the cloth easier I should keep them pushed in a bar of soap - it sort of greases the metal. But I have a better tip!
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I used a terrycloth soap cover, but, after the bar of soap kept crumbling, I got smart.
I had been putting small pieces of sponges in the bottom of my soap dishes for years to make them a breeze to clean.
They sop up the soap which normally falls to the bottom of the soap dish. I decided to combine the two ideas.
For a month I put a Pots'n Pans cleaning sponge in the soap dish, rough side down. Then, once it had lots of soap I moved it to my diaper station and put the pins in!
The rough bottom kept the soap from getting the underside all yukky, and also stops the pin from going through to the table.
The soap in the sponge keeps the pins nicely greased and easy to use, and it hasn't yet shown any signs of wear and tear the way the bar of soap did!
Thanks to Camille Mittermeier for this Frugal Baby Tip!
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