DIY for Frugal Living – Diaper Genie Refills

by Mary on March 23, 2012

Please remember to “PIN” this great Diaper Genie refill tip so you will have it when you need it.

After running out of all the refills that were bought for us at our baby shower we knew there had to be some way of just using regular 10 gallon trash bags as a substitute. Guess what, there is!!! I haven’t had to buy refills for over a year and I am able to fit a ton more diapers in a standard trash bag.


  • Empty Diaper Genie tray
  • 10 gallon kitchen trash bags


Step 1:

Place the unopened trash bag (sealed edge down) through the empty tray and then down in the barrel.

Step 2:

Unfold the open end of the trash bag and wrap it around the top of the empty tray.

Step 3:

Place the tray back into the pocket making sure the trash bag is secured underneath. Replace the lid and fill as usual with all those dirty diapers.

~The only difference my husband and I have noticed is that a trash bag (we have never tried the scented type) does not lock in odors as well as the Diaper Genie brand refills do. It also does smell more while removing the bag because you can’t twist it while in the barrel. You must remove the bag first and then tie like you would when taking out the trash. We have decided the smell is tolerable if it is saving us a bunch of money 😉

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: