Swears by: Mumsnet recommends February
Mumsnetters are the best shoppers around, so we've tapped into their wisdom to source the stuff that really works: the comfiest winter boots, the skincare that delivers astounding bang for your buck, the cleaning product that actually does what it says on the tin.
From fashion to books to inflatable seagulls (don't ask), here's what everyone's buying this week and where to find it. It's updated every seven days, so come back often and sign up to our weekly Swears By email. You need never be the last to know again.
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Kitchen Storage Caddy Baskets, six for £10.99
Anything that will make it easier to retrieve those chocolate biscuits we know we stashed somewhere in the cupboard…
“My absolute game changer is using these caddies inside my kitchen cupboards. I use three to a shelf, one with spices, one with all the half-used bags of pasta, and loads more. I never have to take a million things out of the cupboard to get to things at the back, I never have the top shelf raining down on me. It is so satisfying to just pull out the caddy I need, select the item and put the rest back in one easy move. I'll never go back.” IcedlatteBuy now from Amazon
Yours Pull-on Bootcut Trousers, £18.99
Designed for sizes 16-32, these trousers are the perfect mixture of smart and comfortable.
“I've recently bought these as I’m doing a lot of travelling for work, and need something that’s comfy enough to sit on a train for a few hours and still look smart at the other end.” ATowelAndAPotatoBuy now from Yours
IKEA HEMNES Daybed with Three Drawers, £240
It's a sofa, a double bed, and some extra storage – what more could you want?
“The amount of space in the drawers is insane. I have my spare towels and bedding in one, my shoe overflow in another and then the last one has the decorating stuff in it. Plus, it pulls out into a double bed for when we have guests.” aimingfor2019
Also available in grey.Buy now from IKEA
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal and Honey Mask, £30
Give your skin a deep cleanse with this paraben-free face mask.
“I love the charcoal and honey face mask, it comes in a little round jar. It’s the best I’ve used.” LotsofsausageBuy now from Origins
Uniqlo Sleeveless Bra Top, £19.90
This vest is perfect for the days when you just really don't want to wear a bra.
“I tend to wear vest tops with a built-in bra for relaxing at home, from Uniqlo. You can get long sleeved ones as well.” periditoBuy now from Uniqlo
H&M Ankle-length Pull-on Trousers, £14.99
Finding comfortable workwear is tricky at the best of times – these trousers are a great option, particularly as the weather hints at spring.
“I recently bought a pair of these in H&M and they were so perfect that I ordered three more on the website. They're ankle-length, so look good with brogues.” AnnabkBuy now from H&M
Face Halo Make-up Remover (pack of three), £18
An eco-friendly and reusable replacement for wipes, they'll take the day's make-up off in one fell swoop.
“Face Halo is a miracle product which cleans purely with water and is a replacement for wipes.” DizzyBeemeBuy now from Amazon
Gap Mid-rise Classic Straight Jeans, from £49.95
A pair of smart jeans for everyday style – dress them up with a blouse or keep it relaxed with a chunky knit.
“I recommend Gap Mid-rise Classics, they're really good jeans – not too baggy with a nice slim cut. I have a tum with slimmish hips, and they work well. I have them in indigo and coal. They wash brilliantly and I haven't found that they bag.” Laska2Meryls
“I have to agree, I love my Gap jeans. They're such good denim and a great style.” EllapaellaBuy now from Gap
Lucy & Yak Atlas Organic Denim Dungarees, £60
Cosy enough for lounging around but also smart enough for popping to the shops.
“I have recently discovered that Lucy & Yak dungarees are literally like walking around in PJs! Throw a Breton top or a cashmere jumper underneath and it looks ok.” Momzilla82Buy now from Lucy & Yak
Scholl Light Legs Tights, £10.91 (were £14)
Tights that will keep you supported and comfy all day long.
“I wear the Scholl ones and they are brilliant. They cost a bit more, but they sell them everywhere.” CarpetDiemBuy now from Amazon
Flexitol Heel Balm, £5.69
Say goodbye to dry, cracked
trotters feet – this wonder balm will transform your feet overnight.
“Flexitol helped my heels so much. I put it on every day or so, and I saw a difference after a couple of days.” Shoveitupyourbum
“Another vote for Flexitol Heel Balm. My heels used to be so badly cracked that they would bleed. Now they're like a baby's, and the transformation was so quick, you really can see a difference in a day.” CountFosco
“Also Flexitol – I need to do it again as mine are looking awful, but it's the only thing that ever worked on mine.” pigletpie2177Buy now from Amazon
Topshop Sidney Jeans, £40
A well-fitting pair of black jeans are a year-round wardrobe staple.
“I love my Topshop Sidney jeans. They are stiff with just a bit of stretch. No baggy knees a year on.” GunpowderBuy now from Topshop
Lovehoney Mains-Powered Magic Wand Vibrator, £25 (was £49.99)
This Valentine's Day, MNers are showing a lot of love for this wand…
“I saw so many good things about these vibrating magic wands, so I bought one and, Jesus, I have never felt anything like it in my life. These things are life-changing!” louisebrownx
“I bought one years ago. It’s bloody amazing.” MummysharkdoodoodooBuy now from LoveHoney
Boden Pull-On Pyjama Bottoms, £15 (were £30)
The Mumsnet quest for pockets continues – this time they're after pyjama bottoms.
“Boden pyjama bottoms have pockets. My mum buys me a pair for Christmas every year." UncooperativefingersBuy now from Boden
Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+, £10.74
An SPF which is gentle enough on the skin for every day use.
“Biore Watery Essence 50+ goes nicely with makeup and doesn't feel gross. It's perfect for every day, it's fab.” justilou1Buy now from Amazon
FatFace Weston Soft Lounge Joggers, £35
There's nothing better than cosying up on the sofa in a pair of comfy trackies when it's cold outside.
“They are the softest, comfiest things I've ever worn. I absolutely love them. I just need the matching hoodie now…” ohsweetBuy now from FatFace
Uniqlo Heattech Long-Sleeved Top, £9.90 (was £12.90)
Wear this under your jumper and stay warm all winter long.
“I wear these tees under jumpers in the winter – thin, warming, and lightweight.” Mominatrix
“Another vote for Uniqlo Heattech T-shirts.” EllieMentryBuy now from Uniqlo
M&S Cotton Rich High-Waisted Pants, £6
Has the search for that perfect pair of pants finally come to an end?
“I love these from M&S – high enough on the waist to tuck my tum in, the lace is pretty, and I don't find they ride up.” ATowelAndAPotato
“The Brazilian knickers in M&S are very comfy and wash well. They also have supersoft lace.” StarlightLadyBuy now from M&S
Lamazuna Solid Shampoo, £9.99
Shampoo bars will leave you feeling fresh and clean, and are a great eco-friendly option.
“It just cleans your hair, no residue, no need to do an apple cider vinegar rinse or a bicarbonate spray. I had to share, as it's taken me a while to find one and after lots of experiments this is the best.” OhHolyJesusShop now at Amazon
Panasonic Multi-Function Bread Maker, £129 (was £159.99)
Perfect loaves of bread, every time.
“I have my mum's old Panasonic. It's surely at least 15 years old and still going strong.” dairyfarmerswife
“Panasonic here too. Not had a failure with it yet.” TooTrueToBeGood
“I use it every day. I set the timer and wake up to fresh bread every morning.” PanamaPattieBuy now from Amazon
If you want even more recommendations, check out Swears By for January or our round-ups of Mumsnetters' top buys:
Best menstrual cups | Best leggings and jeggings | Best cleaning products | Best trainers | Best dresses | Best maternity dresses | Best trousers | Best jeans | Best raincoats | Best beauty boxes | Best beauty dupes | Best bed sheets
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