Honest Mum drinks tea from a gold striped mug

Having recently put our house on the market over in Yorkshire, we’re hoping buy in Berkshire this year, all being well. It’s undoubedtly a tricky time to sell a property right now but our estate agents are confident that the housing market will pick up once lockdown is over, so we’re positive but also realistic.

Admittedly, we’re content living in what we call our ‘holiday home’ in leafy Windsor, a chic city centre apartment, two minutes walk from Windsor Castle surrounded by parks, with a quick commute into London. It’s an easy way to live with my sons’ schools nearby and everything we need within easy grasp.

Moving here has also meant streamlining what we own (and if you follow my blog regularly, you’ll know that I’m constantly Marie Kondo-ing the space here, spring cleaning all year long). Living here in this temporary space has also meant having to hone in on my home decor style so anything new here has been carefully considered. I’ve purposefully chosen more minimalist pieces of furniture for example (striped cream sofas and light oak furniture) that would fit either a period or modern property depending on what we end up buying.

Wilko storage box

I’ve added splashes of colour with pretty faux flowers and art: framed Monet prints or my own still life oils along with work of friends and colleagues.

Today I wanted to share some pretty and functional new pieces c/o of wilko, (sellers of home and garden furniture as well as toys and stationery) so have listed them below. Everything arrived within days despite the current lockdown once I’d placed my order online. Stores are also open for essentials too.

cotton rope storage baskets by Wilko

I love the photos of the children putting the laundry in the basket and Xander sorting his favourite teddies from his HUGE collection into the storage cube.

Wilko grey laundry basket child puts laundry in a basket

Laundry basket from Wilko  Child and his teddies Child and his teddies

Well made, sturdy, strong and stylish, these functional pieces have helped me organise my bath and bedroom, make coffee break a pleasure and look perfect in our home and will in yours, too. They really do spark joy in me and now I know exactly where all my hair and skincare items are, saving time and stress each day.

gold striped tea mugs by Wilko cotton rope storage baskets by Wilko Honest Mum organises her home cotton rope storage baskets by Wilko cotton rope storage baskets by Wilko cotton rope storage baskets by Wilko

faux linen storage cube from Wilkopretty laundry basket from WilkoFab.

Have you shopped with wilko before?

Excitingly you can win £50 worth of storage solutions and kids activity products from wilko on the blog!

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Ends 15th June 2020.
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223 Responses

  1. Sammie Martin

    I’ve decorated my sons bedroom, it would be lovely to have some storage solutions.

  2. Gemma Holland

    I would love to win as I’m trying to update my son’s room and they have some lovely accessories which would look brilliant in his room

  3. Violet Phillippo

    My brother has been working really hard to clear out his room and he’d love to choose some more grown-up storage solutions, as he’s had his current ones since he was about 6 (he’s now 16!)

  4. Gemma Richardson

    We are desperately short of storage and I love the look of some of these products

  5. jackie curran

    I am trying to sort my room out , these ideas are amazing .

  6. Theresa Thomas

    I’d love to win because my house is seriously lacking storage. I think some good storage would be beneficial to every room in my house!

  7. Karen Christmas

    Our house is so cluttered with stuff I have saved over the years – I really need to invest in good storage and be ruthless and sort this mess out

  8. Jade Vaccaro

    Because we’ve almost finished decorating the living room and we need some stylish storage solutions to hide the kids toys away!

  9. Angela Paull

    We’re drowning in stuff! I need a massive sort out and decent storage for the stuff that makes the cut!

  10. Emma England

    I’d love to win because my house is seriously lacking storage. I think some good storage would be beneficial to every room in my house!

  11. Edward Guerreiro

    I’d like to win this as we need some more storage, especially for all of the toys.

  12. Clare Ollif

    I’d love to win because we are spending so much more time at home and I really need to organise . Between working full time, home schooling and trying to keep the place tidy any home help solutions would be welcomed.

  13. Patricia Avery

    During lockdown I have been doing some major sorting and de-cluttering. Bags and boxes are ready for recycling / charity shops etc but I have nothing to store all the precious family memorabilia that I just can’t part with which are left. I desperately need some stylish storage solutions!

  14. Chanise Kemp

    I’d like to win this for my sons room. He is almost 3 and we are due another baby in October, they will be sharing a room so this will make life a little easier having storage!

  15. kellie Steed

    I’ve got a small home, but lots of stuff. I always seem to need more storage, no matter how much I buy, so this will come in handy!

  16. Gemma Smith

    This is a gorgeous giveaway! Perfect for my newborn in December as I’ve already started stocking up on a lot of baby bits.


    We are desperately short of storage space and this would be wonderful help.


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