Having a new baby recently it has amazed me how much extra stuff we need, they do accumulation a lot of stuff and so when I was offered the chance to review a Storage Basket Set by Minene I happily accepted as I knew this would help save my house looking so messy but also meant I had everything at hand both up and downstairs.
The storage basket set I chose was one from their new 2016 collection, black with white stars. They arrived quickly and were flat for easier postage. When I opened it I was surprised at how big the large storage basket was and the smaller one for me was a perfect size for my needs. They measure 45cm x 40cm (large) and 22cm x 18cm (small). On the card that is wrapped around them it says, that they are ideal for extra nursery, playroom, laundry and bedroom storage. The large baskets are ideal for storing bedding, clothing, toys, washing etc. and the small baskets are ideal for storing books, nappies, pegs, toys, muslins etc.
The baskets are very good quality, very thick and are quilted too. The design matches most decors as it is black and white.
Once I had finished looking at them with a very impressed look in my eye I started to fill them. We literally had baby things everywhere at this point so we needed that storage so bad.
The small basket was taken up to the bedroom for night time or first thing in the morning nappy changes and feeding too.
I packed this with nappies, a pack of wipes, muslin square and nappy rash cream. This really is the perfect size for the bedroom and keeping the night time/morning nappy changing items all together instead of having to go up and down the stairs finding things at night. Having fabric handles at the top makes it easier to grab too.
The large basket is in the living room, we still have the basinet up for day time sleeps, and little man does sometimes keep a little bit of wind down and it usually comes up just as we lay him down for a nap, which means changing the sheet. Therefore this basket has basinet sheets in it, a couple of blankets, a small towel for when I give him a top to toe wash. Lots of muslin squares and bibs, you can never have enough at hand when they are teething and feeding, spare clothes as he gets through about 3-4 outfits a day at the moment and his toys.
There is still lots of room left over for other things that may need to go in there later on. This again has carry handles which means I can move it around with no trouble.
I am very happy with the Minene storage baskets, not only are they a nice and stylish design but they have saves my house from looking so cluttered with baby things everywhere. And when they are not in use (not for a long while yet!) they have been folded flat for storage.
This set costs £38, Minene also sell the baskets separately and in many different designs.