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!

Enter via Rafflecopter below.
Ends 15th June 2020.
No cash alternative.
If the winner does not respond to the notification email sent within 7 days, a new winner will be randomly selected.
UK only.
Good luck!

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Why not check out this home decor post sharing bedroom inspo here.


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125 Responses

  1. Maurice Haigh

    For my wife and daughter’s mountain of hobby stuff that needs storage

  2. Ruth Harwood

    These would be great to store all the books scattered around the house as well as the kids clothes that overflow the chest of drawers in their room – summer clothes in winter and winter clothes in summer sort of thing! xx

  3. Tracy Newton

    I would love to win this lovely prize. I dream of living in a minimalist, clutter free home. But my boys have other ideas. Hopefully extra, non plastic storage would help.

  4. Karen Usher

    Would love to win, we use boring plastic boxes for my daughters room, would love the baskets you are holding, would look classier and generally nicer in her room.

  5. Linda Ford

    weve had a huge sort during lock down and storage is what we need to stay organised and try to keep the house looking tidy!

  6. Ashleigh

    I want to win because I absolutely love storage and will need lots for when I move in a few months.

  7. Lorraine Williams

    Would love to win as you can’t have enough storage. Those baskets would be lovely in sons room.

  8. Sian Buckingham

    I’d love to win because extra storage is always a bonus when there’s four kids in the house!

  9. Alice Gilkes

    I would like to win because I could do with some storage boxes to help keep my bedroom more tidy.

  10. Yasmin0147

    I absolutely love Wilko, and as it’s one of the only shops open at the moment I would love to win so I could get some bits for the house and crafts for my kids.

  11. Lisa Jones

    These would be amazing as i have a messy teen and would love to keep her room tidier

  12. tracy james

    i would love to win because ,living in a small flat ,theres never enough storage. these are stylish and would fit in nicely with most decor

  13. laura milton

    I would love to win to do up my bedroom. I always focus on downstairs and the kids rooms but neglect my own. Everything just gets put away put out of sight. Would love to have organisers and make my bedroom more relaxing

  14. Kelly Wheelhouse

    I would love to win because I don’t have anywhere near enough storage in my house! And with a baby coming along soon I could do with more storage for all the nappies, wipes, etc.

  15. Sharon Griffin

    we live in quite a small flat where space is very limited so any extra storage is always a godsend and helps keep the floors a bit clearer

  16. Charlotte isobelle

    My little one has things literally everywhere so this would help

  17. Lindsey Stuart

    Oh fantastic! I would really like to win because I have lots of trinkets that need some storage and my daughter could be doing with storage in her bedroom, She has hair accessories galore! Storage would be very useful.

  18. Lyndsey cooksey

    I would love to win as I seem to have accumulated alot of clutter around our bungalow and these look very stylish to keep my clutter out of sight.

  19. Danielle Pooley

    We need some more storage for our two little boys room

  20. Mandy Doherty

    I’d love to win so I can gift the prize to my daughter, who has 5 children so always needs more storage

  21. Helen Best

    Would love the extra storage for my bottles in my bedroom, mouse, hairspray, deodorant, would be very useful to keep them tidy lovely competition xx

  22. Becky Yeomans

    Would love to organise the toys we keep in the living room and make it look much more neat, tidy and hidden away.

  23. Ellen Stafford

    I would love to win for my sister. She has not long moved into a flat and these would be perfect.

  24. fiona waterworth

    we are on the verge of moving any extra storage would be of great help

  25. Susan Smith

    Just finished decorating my kitchen and have gone for a toatlly different colour, so i need to change my kitchen tools etc

  26. Kellie McIntyre

    I’d love to win to add a touch of organisation to my house!

  27. Alana Walker

    I would love to increase the amount of storage in my kids’ bedroom. I have 4 kids so their stuff just multiplies every Christmas and birthday!

  28. Heather Haigh

    I would love more storage. Especially for all our crafting things.

    • Natalie Burgess

      We rent a two bedroom house with two kids and are constantly looking for storage solutions so this would be amazing! Xx

  29. amy Simpson

    Recently moved so need some storage solutions to help sort out my spare room

  30. Lucy Barlow

    We are lockdown crafting to use up all our craft hoard! Wether it’s to get the essentials to finish a project, or storage to put away what we don’t use – Wilko is soooo handy!

  31. pete c

    ive got so many things without suitable places to put them so this storage prize would be a real boon

  32. Bernie

    As I’ve just had a major clear out I want to stay on top of things and make sure everything has it’s own place so things are easier to find. Also so I don’t have to hear “where’s my —-” anymore

  33. Martina Pichova

    I would love to win because my house feel really cluttered right now, with homeschooling, etc.

  34. Margaret Clarkson

    It would be great to get my home a little more organised.

  35. Annabel Greaves

    I really need more storage for my kids’ toys to keep them stored away when not being used

  36. ValB

    Being home all the time has given me the opportunity to do a lot of sorting and clearing. Now I need some stylish storage solutions

  37. Katie

    I would love to win to help me get organised whilst looking great

  38. Peter Watson

    We could put it towards redecorating our granddaughter’s room.


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