I also didn't work outside the home, but I am one who loathes laundry. As others have said it really didn't add that much work. I used the dry pail method. When DD was ebf I would just toss the dirty diapers in the pail. When she started eating solids I would rinse the poo and toss it in the pail. In the beginning I washed them every third day, but after a while we started having stink issues so I would wash them every other day.