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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

  • 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

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.


 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

Brand New Foot Muffs have arrived!

We have brand new foot Muffs back in stock for this Winter!


Minene’s 2 in 1 Cosy Foot muff is an all year round puschair accessory and a must have for your little one. During winter our Cosy Foot muff is a warm and cosy cocoon providing extra padding for little one, as well as a secure fleece blanket cover. During the warmer months, simply unzip the top layer and you are left with a padded jersey pushchair liner.

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Monochrome Nursery Accessories with Minene

Monochrome Nursery Accessories with Minene

Anyone walking into my home, looking at my Instagram or even this blog can instantly tell I have a huge love for anything monochrome. I think it’s stylish, bold and just makes a room look clean and bright. I love a white background, bold blacks and with this in mind, I was absolutely thrilled when the lovely team at Minene offered me some of their monochrome range to review.

I was instantly drawn to this gorgeous rug. A lovely white rug with the alphabet embossed as the main feature- it really is perfect. It’s becoming a regular feature in all my posed photo’s of the kids as it embodies everything I love about the monochrome style.

It’s the perfect style for most rooms and is currently residing in our play area in the living room. Isla and Archer both have space to lay and play or sit together, it has helped encourage Isla to keep all her toys in one place and she loves looking at the letters and trying to learn what each of them is.

Once Archer is bigger and able to play upstairs, we are going to incorporate it into his nursery which coincidentally is also black white and grey.

We were also sent a lovely monochrome storage basket for Archer, which is the perfect size to hold his small collection of toys. It’s nice to have a special place for his bits, as Isla has all her designated toy boxes across the rooms of the house she plays in. It’s also lovely and soft with a slight quilted texture meaning as he’s began to roll, he can actually grab at it himself to tip it over and get to his toys, and because it is soft I don’t have to worry about him being hurt in doing so.

Most nursery items seem to be either bright blue or bright pink these days, and I do have a lot of items which are nice and colourful, but my heart truly rests with monochrome so it’s been so refreshing having something fit so nicely in with the theme of my homes decor whilst still being aimed towards the children.

Minene have a whole monochrome range available, as well as so many other items for the little ones- I thoroughly recommend you give them a visit here.

You can use the voucher code BW30 for 30% off any of their monochrome range too!

What colour theme did you choose for your child’s play area? Do you love monochrome as much as me? Let me know!

Steph xo

I received both the storage basket and nursery rug in exchange for this post, in collaboration with Minene. All photos are my own, and all opinions expressed are my own honest thoughts.

Picnics with Minene!

I always dreamt of picnics in the park with my family, and luckily for me, we live in a city with an abundance of parks.
We’re also very much into getting outdoors at the moment and making the most of the beautiful weather we’re having recently.

So last weekend we decided to head out for the afternoon and have a little picnic in Palmerston Park in Southampton, one of our favourite spots at the moment. It’s filled with pretty flowers and plenty of shady trees, perfect for sitting under and letting Henry have a crawl around. After a quick stop in M&S for supplies we were ready for an afternoon in the sunshine.


We’ve also recently added to our picnic repertoire with this gorgeous activity mat* from Minene which combines style with functionality. The activity mat is perfect for setting up a picnic on, with a waterproof underside, and soft sensory toys attached to keep little hands entertained. It all comes in its own bag which fits perfectly over the handle bars of our pushchair.




Henry’s determined face in the above photo literally made my day when I was putting together this post so obviously I had to share it!




These boys of mine love their food!



Of course no picnic would be complete without some baby throwing, and baby escaping!



And finally, total picnic abandonment!! Seriously though, this is one really great and versatile blanket. It’s such high quality, and although a little on the pricier side, I think it’s well worth the cost as it is so well made and looks like it can stand any amount of small person torture! It survived a rampant 10 month old, which is more than can be said about our jaffa cakes (yep, Henry got in them and we didn’t realise until there was chocolate on his foot!) It’s 100% coming with us on every trip out, and I’m really looking forward to taking it to the beach with us when we go out for our staycations this year! That waterproof bottom looks perfect for protecting against sand too!

New Minene Pyjamas!

There’s nothing nicer than brand new pyjamas, so when we were asked to review some Minene Pjs I was more than happy to say yes.
Most of Ru’s pjs are getting too small and more than half are hand me downs!
I was asked to pick which ones I wanted, so I went for;


Ru loved both of the designs and was more than happy to jump into them as soon as he had, had his bath.
The first pair he picked out was the Summer Grey pjs.
The little monster on the t-shirt represents Ru right down to a T!
The material is nice and soft and the fit is perfect, not too tight not too baggy.


Each Pyjama set comes in a nice organza gift bag, so they’d make a perfect present.


It’s recommended that you wash them at 30 degrees.
They wash up well, we haven’t had any shrinkages yet and he’s worn them a few times since receiving them.
All of Minene Pjs are available from ages 2yrs right up to 8yrs!
Minene also have a sweet collection of baby clothes that go up to age 2.
Along with their range of clothes & Pjs, they have a beautiful range of storage for the home.
All at very reasonable prices.
If you haven’t checked out their website, I highly recommend having a look!


I love a good picnic with the kids and have since they were babies. I was always looking for that perfect versatile blanket that was water proof on one side, soft and thick enough to be comfortable to crawl on for baby and your bum to sit on but then grow up with us for our picnic days out as a whole family. We love to do picnics while on holiday so we always need a convenient way to carry the picnic blanket and basket with our hands free to hold the kid’s hands to wherever we are exploring for the day.

This Easter, we went to Ireland, we got to take with us this Minene Activity blanket that met all our criteria for a fab picnic day out for my two toddlers. They may not be babies anymore but it was thicker and softer than the normal picnic blankets we have bought in the past. It also comes with a fab carrier that still had room for other items which really saved my back when we were walking further distances for our picnics than just from the car.

Our first picnic was on a bit chillier day while we were visiting Great-Grandma’s house. The kids wanted their lunch outside by the flowers so we thought we would see just how comfortable our new picnic blanket was. My kids absolutely love eating outside as much as we do! They are usually ones that see a great place to sit and eat and shout out, “let’s have a picnic”.


We had a variety of picnics with friends and family and just us throughout our entire trip which was fab. When we got home, we got invited on a sunny Saturday to go have a picnic at Trentham Gardens with friends so we jumped at the opportunity to bring along our new picnic blanket. It was great for the kids to share while over looking the lake and swans. I was amazed at how much stuff I could fit in the carry tote along with the activity blanket. I only wish I had this when my two were little it’s fab.

I can’t stand sitting on a picnic blanket and feeling the cold ground which is a bonus with this one especially if you have babies crawling around on it. It does have cute little soft toys attached for playtime, entertainment and my two just used them to mark their side of the blanket and called them seat markers. I loved the vibrant stripes of this one.

It’s perfect for winter or summer picnic with it’s wipe clean material and it’s thickness to keep the cold ground at bay. It’s the perfect square size for a family of four at 135 cm x 135cm square 3cm thick. It comes in six different patterns and colors with matching tote bags! Bonus! It’s easy to throw over your shoulder and take wherever you want to go.

So whether you have a baby or you have a growing family that love picnic days, it’s the perfect versatile outdoor blanket and this pattern is on sale at only £20 now. It’s picnic season, let’s get our baby play or picnic days on!

*We were sent this for the purpose of this review but all opinions are our own. 

Pretty in Pink!

If there’s one thing we love in this house, it’s pyjamas! And I’m not ashamed to admit that we have days, far too many of late, when we like to stay in them all day! Although the girls have had some lovely fleece pyjamas over the Winter months, the last few weeks they have been waking up and stripping off, and so this review coincided quite nicely with us being on the look out for new Summer pyjamas.

When the girls pyjamas arrived from Minene I was so impressed with the packaging. Gift packaged in an organza gift bag I instantly got the impression of good quality and something that little bit extra special that would make the perfect gift.

We received these floral Summer pyjamas which are so pretty and available in sizes 2-8 years.

Both the top and the bottom have the Minene tag on the outside, which adds a little designer touch.

The girls couldn’t wait to get their pyjamas on last night, with both Eva and Megan commenting that they were lovely and soft. Made from 100% pure cotton I completely agree, they feel so fresh and airy, and you can almost feel that they will wash beautifully.

I love that the pyjama tops have short sleeves, which are perfect for the  Summer, and that the pyjama bottoms are cuffed so they don’t ride up in the same way when the girls are in bed. You’d be amazed how a pyjama leg riding up can be classed as an emergency at three in the morning when Megan is screaming the house down!!

Priced at £16 the pyjamas are a little more expensive than some other brands and yet they are also far better quality. I will most definitely be buying the girls another pair for the Summer months, and I already have my eye on these unicorn ones!

Activity Mats just arrived!

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Minene’s colourful, padded, portable activity blankets with storage bag are essential accessories for picnics and daytrips.

We have 3 brand new designs for this Spring / Summer!

The surface of the blanket is made from 100% cotton canvas and comes with two toys attached. The underside is made from water resistant polyurethane, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

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Minene Laundry Basket Review!

I’ve spoken a couple of times about chores for children, and I have a whole video chatting about it on our YouTube channel coming soon (will replace with a link once it goes live!) the girls, 4 and 3 are now at an age where they can start helping to keep their room a little tidier, one way we have been encouraging this is with this funky new laundry basket from Minene.

The Minene laundry basket (£32) comes in 6 different designs, from a cute pale pink to a funky monochrome chevron. As the girls bedroom is currently deep plum and grey (it used to be our bedroom an we haven’t gotten round to decorating!) the grey chevron was the perfect choice for us.  Made from cotton the basket has built in handles for easy transport and is lightweight, durable and practical. This is the perfect accessory to brighten up any room and has the added bonus that it folds flat when not in use…not that there is ever an empty wash basket in this house!
Now my girls love to get themselves changed about a thousand times a day so when I popped this in their room they got straight to work filling it with the random clothes they found dotted around the bedroom, hiding in toy boxes, squashed in between books on the book shelf, tucked into the end of the bed…you know the usual hiding places!
The laundry hamper fits in perfectly in their bedroom and looks great too. We have had it for a week now and as of yet, I haven’t found any clothes in places they shouldn’t be! It really has encouraged the girls to keep their room tidy…although it wouldn’t be a child’s room with a teddy or 2 on the floor right!
We were sent this product in return for an honest review.