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People are raving about the £3.50 Ikea window blinds


You’d never know they were so inexpensive (Picture: Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK)

Blinds are one of those household items that you don’t realise are so expensive until you need to replace them.

Last year, Ikea released a great solution to this with their Schottis polyester pleated blind, costing only £3.50.

Unlike ‘regular’ blinds, these can be cut to size. They also don’t need to be drilled into the frame, attaching to the top of the window with a sticky strip.

This handy product has rose to prominence once again, after a member of the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK extolled its virtues.

‘Seen a lot of people posting about the £3.50 blinds from ikea ! They’re amazing this cost me a total of £7! BARGAIN!’ read the post.

They’re good for bay windows (Picture: Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK)

Over 1,400 people liked it, but after some comments about the quality the original poster added ‘I know they’re not going to be good quality for £3.50 thank you everyone they was just a cheap quick cover for the windows got some nosy neighbours.’

Plenty more, however, commented on how great the blinds looked and how nice it was that they let in a small amount of natural light for ambience.

Others recommended the Wilko version of the blinds, too. Slightly more expensive at £4, they too can be cut to fit and stuck up on any window or door.

For people who don’t like net curtains but want to retain a bit of privacy or keep the room a bit cooler, you can’t really get a more cost-effective option.

Do you have a cleaning or homeware hack you’d like to share?

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