I cloth diapered both my children. They are not hard at all, especially if breastfeeding. Poop does not get nasty until solid foods are introduced. I actually learned accidently that cloth diapers are super-duper easy to care for, but I never cared for diapers at home the super-duper easy way because of what I thought people would think and because the washer was available to wash everyday. I used the super duper easy way with camping and hiking and some vacation trips. Immediately (ASAP at the very least) after removing a wet diaper, I would hang (or clip) it over a branch in a tree or a place where it would have full air and light, preferrably sun. When I came back to get it, it was white as could be, good as new and ready to use again.
The younger the baby, the more easily reusing wet cloth diapers is. That is because tinier babies do not concentrate their urine. As the kidneys continue to develop, they become more efficient at filtering and conserving water, so as babies get older, wet (urine) diapers need to be washed more often because they will get urine-stained (The urine is not so much like water anymore, darker more concentrated).
It is important to know that urine is essentially sterile, ie without bacteria unless infection is present, so urine itself is not dirty. It is along the journey of leaving the body that urine becomes contaminated and, of course, we all know germs are everywhere on everything and everybody. When a warm diaper is placed in a closed environment without air and light, this is a prime place for whatever germs are there to rapidly multiply and along with that comes stink. Closed diaper pails and plastic bags are ideal for growing bacteria in wet diapers. Just remember, germs thrive in warm, moist, dark places. Take as many of those conditions away as possible and you will win the battle against stinky diapers that are therefore difficult to clean and that can cause diaper rash due this overgrowth of germs.
I usually let wet diaper sit more than 24 hours without washing, and I would hang them over the edges of the airy laundry basket I used for them, anything but sealing them up or piling them up (covering hiding or whatever) to prevent bacterial growth and stink. (Once they are dry they can be piled up in the basket, but not when they are wet.)
I met a friend here in town, who is no longer here, that confirmed my suspicion that wet (urnine only) diapers could be reused for up to a couple of weeks before washing. She did things this way with all 3 of her children. She had a clothes line in the baby's room where she would immediately pin wet diapers up by the corners after removal. (maximum air exposure to all surfaces of the diaper) Once dry on the line they were ready to go again for baby to wear. She often did not mess with folding diapers, just pulled one off the line.
Like me, she had no problems with diaper rash as long as wet and/or dirty diapers were immediately removed. Giving baby's bottom as much as air as possible and keeping wetness off is the key to preventing diaper rash. I still have the 1 jar of petroleum jelly my Mom thought I needed to have for diapered bottoms (my daughters are 20 and 18 years old now). It has been used for all kinds of other things like lubricant for the spinning wheel with which it hangs out, and maybe once or twice with my first daughter and definitely never after that. I never bought any diaper rash medications or ointments, never had a need.
For poopy diapers, fleece liners are nice to remove solids because solids do not stick to them as easily. There use to be some thin throw-away liners a person could by, also. These poopy diapers do need immediate attention, removing the solids and washing out if needed, and wringing them out to prevent germ growth, staining and stink. Again, it is essential to get air to them as opposed to closing/sealing them up somewhere.
Later, I have to feed my sheep.