Category Archives: In the nursery

The Marie Kondo Method with MineneUK!

Everyone’s talking about Marie Kondo the Japanese organizing consultant’s new series “Tidying up” currently on Netflix. She has written four books on organizing, which have collectively sold millions of copies. So we thought you might want to follow her lead and start tackling your kids bedroom or playroom clutter this weekend. What better way to organise their little bits and bobs than with lots of lovely Minene storage pieces. Our baskets and boxes are the perfect solution to Konmari-ing your home.

We love the idea of a child’s bedroom with no clutter, don’t you!? We’re here to help you live that Marie Kondo lifestyle…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting with our:

 Medium Storage Basket
https://www.minene.co.uk/dc/In_The_Home/Medium-Storage-Basket-_grey-star

  • Our Newly launched medium size storage basket (29x29cm) compliments the rest of the basket range so you can now have small, medium and large baskets in mix and match designs. These can be used for storing just about anything including books, toys, blankets and more – Marie would just LOVE them!

 Large Storage Basket
https://www.minene.co.uk/dc/In_The_Home/Large-Storage-Basket_unicorn

The Number 1 selling large storage basket is ideal for literally anything and everything for a daily tidy up. Spacious and durable, it can sit pretty on the floor and hold any number of larger toys and clothes. Size 45 x40cm.

Minene’s fabric storage box range is available in 2 sizes and 20 different fabric designs- so there’s bound to be one to suit your home. The large storage box is the ideal way to store large items discretely under beds and cots or inside cupboards. Perfect for bedding, out of season clothing and more, the box is also collapsible when not being used and has a lid to make your room look neat and tidy too!

The large box is 60*40*25cm in size whilst the smaller version is 32*21*12cm.

*we also sell our storage solutions as sets – see here

Our laundry basket collection features 6 stylish fabric designs to match the storage ranges, ideal for bedrooms, bathrooms or laundry rooms. Made from wipe clean polyester, the bag has built in handles for easy transport and is lightweight, durable and practical.
This is the perfect accessory to brighten up your laundry day plus they fold flat when not in use.

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 Here’s some useful tips for you from Marie’s series:

  1. The best way to fold your clothes
  2. Take an inventory of what you have
  3. Declutter in a specific order
  4. Does it ‘spark joy’?
  5. Everything has a place
  6. Respect your belongings
  7. Stay focused on your own stuff

With a bonus tip 8. Don’t force yourself to get rid stuff if you don’t want to


Watch it here

CHILDREN: CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2017

CHILDREN: CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2017

The excited faces of children on the run up to Christmas is why the magic is just so special. Finding unique gifts that are fun, educational and practical can be tricky, but I’ve put together some of my top gift recommendations for children this year. Personalised gifts for children add that extra touch, especially when they get to an age where they can read their own name. Who doesn’t love a gift with your name on? Most of these gifts inspire children to use their imagination to explore the world of magic and creativity.

Minene Fabric Storage Box with Lid (£30) – Minene is probably best known for its incredibly useful storage boxes and baskets. As soon as you become a parent you learn how important it is to become effective with your storage. Space is often limited and life with babies/children comes with a lot of different things, including: clothes, toys, bedding, dressing up, games etc. So, why not make that storage pretty as well as convenient? This is where Minene step in, they have baskets and boxes in a beautiful range of patterns and designs, perfect for every room in your house. We have a grey chevron basket in the living room with Poppy’s toys in, a grey star small storage box with lid in her bedroom with bibs in and this large storage box with lid in pink white flowers under Isabella’s bed. They’re just so useful, can be flattened down to store away if needed and are made from soft material making them ideal for children’s bedroom. This storage box with lid is available in over 12 different patterns, so head over to the Minene website to find the perfect match to your child’s bedroom.

New Bedroom Rug Range!

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Designed with kids in mind, our new Minene rug collection is full of colour and made of 100% soft cotton. At 140 x 80cm, they are ideal for kids to relax and play! Our impressive selection include themed designs and educational styles that can help them learn their ABC’s. A kid’s rug can really tie a room together.

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Shop our full range here x

What Katy Said Review!

Nursery Storage Baskets From Minene

When I finished decorating Will’s bedroom this time last year, I made a mental note to keep an eye out for some toy storage. I wanted something big enough that it would fit any cuddly toys he would undoubtedly gather along the way, without looking too imposing. I did look at some wicker baskets but nothing seemed to fit in with the theme of the room.

A few weeks ago I had an email from the lovely people at Minene, a baby brand who produce the most gorgeous clothing and accessories. When I spotted the blue and grey star baskets I knew they were exactly the style I’d been looking for. Plus, being made out of material would mean they wouldn’t be such a harsh addition to the room.

I went for the 2 basket set as I wanted a little tub for him to have little bits and bobs in, things that he could sit and reach himself. The smaller basket is perfect for being used as a treasure basket – although I am yet to find the time to make one of those!

The bigger basket is just the right size for his toys – as predicted he has indeed collected quite a few already!

I love that they are soft, no hard edges for him to bang into but strong enough that they hold everything in nicely. His room is finally complete!

If you are looking for toy storage then the Minene website has loads of designs to choose from, all in the soft but study cotton.

Winter Warmers

So now that the cold is upon us, (well it was for a few weeks, suddenly it is pretty mild again) we need to keep our babies snug as a bub.  I was lucky enough to try some fleece products by the Children and Baby brand Minene.  They design and produce innovative quality pieces at very affordable prices, you may have guessed they were founded by 3 Mothers!

When browsing their website you’re greeted by cute and colourful designs and inspirational nursery pictures.  Always a winner for me as a marketer’s dream, I usually want every product I see when put together nicely.  Back to the Winter Warmers…

Jasper’s now 7 months old and I was yet to opt for anything fleece for him.  But given it’s now winter, thought let’s try two essential items, a blanket (can never have too many blankets for a baby) and a foot-muff to keep him cosy whilst in his pram.

I was so impressed with the blanket.  Jasper is a fan as has a new found interest in bi-planes. He has a cute little mobile in his room with hanging bi-planes, which he is fascinated by, and now his favourite blanket has a bi-plane picture on it too.  The blanket is light blue, fluffy fleece one side, and plain (with a plane!) the other.  Blue is a good colour for us as Jasper is ‘occasionally’ (very often) mistaken for a girl. I blame those big dark eyes.  So blue, as gender stereotypical as it is, helps us out of any embarrassing situations where we have to explain he is actually a boy.  I wasn’t sure how Jasper would take to the blanket as when sleeping he likes to fling away any covers, however with the fleece being so lightweight and also very soft he allows it to stay on.  Perfect for those freezing nights we had a few weeks back.  He also enjoys the blanket on him when out and about in his pram or car seat, and it saved the day when he was poorly a few weeks back as we both spent an afternoon wrapped-up on the sofa with it (see ‘feeling-sorry-for-myself’ pic on my Instagram account).

I have to admit his love for the blanket may also stem from the Minene label along one side.  As most Moms will know, babies obsess over labels.  I used to obsess over cutting out any labels, but have had to let go of this and allow him to have them.  So, the blanket is a winner; soft, boyish enough, warm, cute and affordable!  It also washes well as I had to wrap him in it when collecting firewood (yep as cavewoman as it sounds) and they were both covered in wood chip.  It’s now fresh and good as new again.

Onto the next Winter Warmer I tried.  A grey and white star fleecy foot-muff.  Anyone who knows Jasper and his nursery will know we love a grey and white star.  The foot-muff is a universal fit for all prams and has slits on the back and bottom to hook your safety straps through.  It is fairly thick but I didn’t know if it would withstand the cold of the Cotswolds when visiting my Sister and Niece last week and it dropped to -4, but it did.  We used it on a trip to meet Father Christmas and his Reindeers.  Jasper was really cosy tucked-up in his pram with the fleece.  It’s not too bulky so can stay attached to the pram seat when in the car (unlike most puffy foot-muffs) and isn’t too long so doesn’t hand over the bottom of the seat.

We are now big advocates of the brand and you might see Jasper’s little face on their website with these items.  Next on my list of Minene purchases are PJs, the cute storage boxes, and my current favourite slipper socks!

Baby Sample Sale!

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Minene BABY SAMPLE SALE starts this week!

Gorgeous clothes from newborn till 2 years plus muslins, bandana bibs and lots more starting from only £1

*CASH ONLY

Tuesday 16th August 2016 10am till 3pm
Wednesday 17th August 2016 10am till 3pm

@ 20 Wycombe Gardens, London NW11 8AL

On the 8th day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to you….

A cuddly and cosy fleece blanket!! She found a pretty pink one, but the lucky winner can choose whichever colour they like. (that basket is certainly starting to look empty…must mean Christmas is coming!!

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#mineneslittlehelper is having to dig deep today! And what has she found? A cuddly and snuggly fleece blanket!

Minene’s snuggly, super soft,  fleece blanket will soon become your little one’s must have blankie. At 75*100cm, it is the perfect size for snuggling up in their pushchair, whilst sitting on the couch or, of course, in the bedroom & nursery.

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Beautiful fleece blankets, from Minene

 

We have many soft and cosy fleece blankets to choose from, so head over to the fleece blanket page to make your choice!

And how do you win your favourite fleece blanket? Take to good old Facebook or Twitter and tell me which colour blanket you would like and what one item your little one can’t sleep without! Remember to add #mineneslittlehelper 🙂

Good luck all and thanks for entering!!