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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This is a paid post with all items gifted. All words are honest as always.

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


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110 Responses

  1. Sharon l Catterall

    im a total hoarder and i need somewhere to hide my secret stash of goodies from everyone

  2. Fiona jk42

    I’ve been trying to reorganise my linen cupboard and medicine cabinet, so some storage baskets would be perfect.

  3. Jane Wathan

    This would be a perfect prize as I’m taking the opportunity to refresh the grandkids’ bedrooms during lockdown now they’ve left babyhood behind. And let’s face it, you can never have enough kids’ storage!

  4. Louise A

    I want to win as you can never have enough storage especially as nice as this

  5. Lola Balntas

    I’m a big Wilko fan especially since having a family and these storage ideas look great 🙂

  6. Sarah Ballantyne

    It has been a challenge having the whole family working and homeschooling in the same space and it looks as though we are going to be working from home more, even once lockdown is over. Time to get organised!

  7. Katie Harmer

    I’m loving the cotton rope baskets. I am always in need of storage, and these would make a stylish addition to any room.

  8. Carolyn E

    Am hoping to buy a house this year and storage is something I know I am going to need.

  9. Lisa Wilkinson

    I would love to win to help keep my daughter’s bedroom tidier

  10. Jenny McClinton

    I would really love to get my place organised and with storage solutions that actually match each other, as a lot of mine are broken and mix and match from what I have collected over the years

  11. Caroline Blaza

    Always need storage…who doesn’t. We have been decluttering during lockdown so this would all be so useful.

  12. Rebecca Beesley

    Definitely need some storage solutions in my home!!! Have been having a big tidy up and declutter but am finding everything could do with a place to store it!


    I have way too many things that need organising – Life is chaos at the moment! I dislike being untidy and this is completely perfect.

  14. Angela Sharp

    I’m trying to organise my bathroom, it’s hard to know where to put all my lovely make up and toiletries

  15. Paula Phillips

    We’ve been having a good sort out of all the bedrooms and need some more storage to help keep things looking tidy.

  16. Steph

    I’m peeved I haven’t had time to sort my house like a lot of people during lockdown but I’m also grateful to have a job. I seriously need time to Marie Kondo though my head’s a mess!. Love these storage ideas.

  17. Katie B

    This would be perfect, we’re always looking for more storage options!
    Were clearing out our spare room to make it nicer when my boyfriends kids stay over so this would be perfect!

  18. michelle o'neill

    We are in middle of decorating and these would be fab in the new room


    Would be ideal since im redecorating as much as I can during lockdown

  20. Vikki Bowker

    I’d love to win because we have new furniture for my boys room on order for after lockdown and these storage options would fit in great!

  21. Emma Walters

    with everyone at home, iv noticed how little room i really have and in need of a way to hide all the mess!!

  22. Victoria Jardine

    I would love to organise the kids toys a bit more – they seriously get everywhere!

  23. Ellie Spider

    I’d love to win as I am in the middle of redoing the bedroom and could use some new storage for it as I am changing the colour scheme completely 🙂

  24. Helen S Wright

    because you can never have too much storage with kids in the house 🙂

  25. Cherry Lloyd

    I’m always on the look out for new and creative storage solutions

  26. Claire W

    I would like to win as we are trying to reorganize and create more space and it would be great to have some better storage solutions.

  27. Christine Shelley

    Lot of sorting out done here during lockdown , Id love to use thses to organise

  28. renae

    we have recently moved into a new house, these would be great to help organise the kids rooms.

  29. J Matcham

    locked down forced me to sort of my late husbands things and declutter I realised I needed more storgae to keep things in place so i dont throw everything around looking for something

  30. Michelle Smith

    This would be great for my granddaughter who needs more storage in her bedroom

  31. jo liddement

    It would be brilliant to have some organised storage in my son’s bedroom. It may encourage him to finds things easily.

  32. GooderDan

    I have so much stuff that needs storing, more storage is never a bad thing!

  33. Sidrah

    I would love to win as my house needs storage boxes to keep everything neat and tidy as currently everything is just stored in bags or cardboard boxes.

  34. Nikki Hayes

    We could definitely use some more storage solutions, especially as we live in a small apartment :o)

  35. Laura Pritchard

    My daughter’s room is tiny and smart storage is the only way to keep it under control!


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