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Inspiration

28/06/2019
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5 Easy Ways To Go Plastic-Free This July

Plastic. The vital and revolutionary invention that has played a huge part in our lives for decades. We are surrounded by plastic. From plastic bottles to our hand-held mobile devices and materials used in hospitals, the convenience of plastic has adopted our general way of life in a positive way. However, it’s what happens to plastic afterwards that’s causing an increasing direct effect on marine life, our land and ourselves. Some information about plastic you should be aware of Plastic is made to last forever and according to “Plastic Pollution... Read More

12/04/2019
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Storage for your “joy-sparking” items

If you are inspired by Marie Kondo and our recent blog “The 6 basic rules for tidying up – The KonMari Way” you are in the right place for to help you with the last rule of tidying, which is finding storage for your “joy-sparking” items.  Once you have sorted everything category by category and you have decided which items “spark joy” the next step is to keep everything you want to keep neat and tidy so you know where to find everything next time (and that’s where we can... Read More

25/03/2019
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Easter Adventures For The Family

The lead up to Easter is such an exciting time for children and with the school holidays approaching, it’s now time to decide what activities to do this year. It also means bank holiday for you, hooray! Which means that you also get a little break as well and the opportunity to create some precious memories with your family. We have gathered some of our favourite, unique and exciting Easter adventures for you to enjoy this year. From unique treasure hunts to Easter trails, there’s so much to do, just... Read More

19/03/2019
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A “Garden Buffet” To Feed The Pollinators

Pollinators visit flowers and harvest the pollen and nectar, transferring them from plant to plant and fertilising them. This plays a vital role in the reproduction of flowers and agriculture. This includes everyday foods such as fruit, nuts, beans and coffee (yes, your coffee) Let’s talk about the pollinators According to “Friends of the earth” the pollinators need 3 things to thrive – food, shelter and water (just like us humans!) “Bees forage from flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen. The nectar contains the sugar they need for... Read More

03/03/2019
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6 Basic Rules Of Tidying – The KonMari Way

We are huge fans of Marie Kondo here at The Basket Company. We love her spirit, her optimism and of course her life-changing tidying up methods. If you have watched her show on Netflix, you will know that she has 6 basic rules of tidying and how to bid farewell to items (in a way that doesn’t make you feel guilty and makes tidying up enjoyable) 6 basic rules of tidying Tidying the “KonMari” way will give you a fresh perspective and you will experience uplifting changes. Here are the... Read More

27/02/2019
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Wicker baskets: 2019’s Biggest Interior Accessory

Who would’ve thought that wicker baskets would be 2019’s biggest interior accessory? And the question is why? We have the answer for that. It’s because wicker baskets are a durable, sustainable and stylish way to maximise space and minimise clutter in your home. Wicker baskets completely transform your home, enhancing elegance and adorn interior space as opposed to simple plain plastic storage. (It Seems We’re Not The Only Ones Who Are Basket Mad!) The best thing about wicker baskets is their versatility. They come in different materials which suit various... Read More

25/02/2019
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What’s growing in Catherine’s English Garden: Pink Sedum

We are counting down the days here at The Basket Company until the Spring Equinox arrives and our director, Catherine, has taken full advantage of the fresh air and the sunshine by planting in her beautiful English garden. Gardening is a favourite pastime in Catherine’s family and her Auntie Rosemary, who also has a beautiful garden, gave her this lovely Pink Sedum as it’ll fit in with the colour scheme of pinks, blues, violets and whites. Plus, it also feeds the pollinators! In our latest YouTube video, “Catherine’s English Garden... Read More

21/02/2019
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Spring-Cleaning: Home, Life and Mind

The arrival of Spring means that we can finally welcome back warm sunshine and a medley of perfumed flowers in our gardens, enriching them with life and colour. There’s nothing better than cracking open the windows after a long, cold winter allowing light and fresh air stream into our homes. This is also a great opportunity to de-clutter menial tasks in our life (and our minds too) We are here to help you adopt fresh optimism this Spring. It’s time to rid your home of clutter and embrace a positive... Read More

07/02/2019
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What’s Growing In Catherine’s English Garden

2018 proved to be a hit for Catherine’s Garden. In the midst of the scorching summer heatwave, it was bursting with colour and perfumed the garden with the soft scents of dahlias, roses, petunias, asters, primroses, geraniums (to name a few) This year, Catherine will be introducing some old and new favourites in her garden. Catherine’s Garden faces north east and one side is in shade all year round, so she fills her garden with shade loving plants (and of course plants to feed the pollinators as well) We couldn’t... Read More

20/01/2019
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Valentine’s Day For Him, Her And You

The History of Valentine’s day There are many stories behind the history of Valentine’s Day, however our favourite is the story of Jack Valentine. It’s said in Victorian times, Jack Valentine left gifts on the doors of the people in his village on Valentine’s Eve, then disappeared into thin air. We just love Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect time to re-connect with love. Whether that’s with a partner, a friend, a family member or yourself. Don’t be pressured into over spending for Valentine’s Day as there are plenty of affordable... Read More