So, I knew the using flats would be easy. I also knew the drying rules would be easy. I already do those two most of the time, so it wasn't a big stretch for me at all. But the washing - oh the washing!
I first tried to wash in the bathtub on Tuesday. It wasn't a huge success. I found it hard to agitate them enough, possibly because I had too much water in there, possibly because of the smaller number of diapers in such a large tub. They were okay, but I wasn't 100% happy with the results. Plus, I did it later in the day so I didn't get to let the dry int he sun (which helps make the smell better). So, Wednesday morning I washed 4 diapers as my son took his morning bath. I washed in the sink where I could easily access the diapers and watch for them to be clean enough. And it seems to have worked. I am using Tide because everyone can find it, and I empty the sink 3-5 times each time I wash. But, since the sink holds around 1 gallon, it isn't a HUGE amount of water really. And since I am washing in the morning, I get to dry in the sun. Luckily my son only goes through 4-6 diapers a day (depending on his nap schedule and milk consumption). So, I can just wash daily in the sink until Sunday or Monday.
Now, if I was doing this long term, I would probably buy a hand-powered machine. There is one on the market for around $50 that would fit 10-12 diapers. If I didn't have the money up front, I would probably take the diapers to the laundromat at least once or twice a month to get a "good" cleaning in.