Make decorating your house less expensive and time-consuming with our top cash-saving tips — plus win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle

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Make decorating your house less expensive and time-consuming with our top cash-saving tips — plus win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle



THE Easter bank holidays are just around the corner.
For 12 million UK households, that means a spot of DIY is on the horizon.
Robbie Reynolds DIY expert Tommy Walsh shares his top quick-fix tips to save money
Redecorating can be expensive and time consuming, so I spoke to DIY expert Tommy Walsh who shared his top quick-fix tips to help free up time and save money.KITCHEN
Tommy says: “Want to give your kitchen a cheap lift? Replacing kitchen tiles can cost a small fortune but you can freshen your current ones up by re-grouting. Use a silicone gun and keep a cup of water next to you to dip your finger in. Wipe your finger along the silicone to create a professional looking finish.”
My tip: I found Unibond Grout, £5.99, from Clas Ohlson, much cheaper than the £12.80 price on Amazon.co.uk.
Saving: £6.81
BATHROOM
Tommy says: “If your bathroom is looking a bit tired, a few tweaks can work wonders — rather than forking out for a new one. Simply replacing a loo seat with a sleek, modern design can improve the look of the bathroom.”
My tip: You can grab them for £7 on eBay, while similar versions cost £12.95 at Victorian Plumbing.
Saving: £5.95
Getty – Contributor Replacing kitchen tiles can cost a small fortune but you can freshen your current ones up by re-grouting
SITTING ROOM
Tommy says: “If you have a smaller living room, a mirror on either side of the wall makes it seem magically bigger. Another tip to give your home a spring lift is to update the smaller fixtures. Switching light and outlet covers from plastic white to attractive metal can work wonders.”
My tip: The brushed steel light switches from Sparks Warehouse are currently on sale for only £3.36, down from £12.58.
Saving: £9.22
BEDROOM
Tommy says: “Give the impression of fitted wardrobes by getting a flat pack fitted wardrobe that will fit right across one wall. After putting it together, but before screwing on the doors, attach the wardrobe to the wall. The final effect looks amazing.”
My tip: Get an Ikea wardrobe for £75 instead of the £175 Argos cost.
Saving: £100
Deal of the day
Save nearly a fiver on this Unicorn LED light from B&M
I LOVE this Unicorn LED light from B&M, now £10.Was £14.99.
SAVE: £4.99
Top swap
The Nescafe Gold Caramel Latte would cost you £1.50
Asda Café Instant Caramel Latte is just 84p
IF you are a fan of flavoured coffee then you will love Asda Café Instant Caramel Latte for 84p, which is more or less the same as Nescafe Gold’s £1.50 version.
SAVE: 66p
Reader’s saving tip
SHARON SELFRIDGE from East Wemyss, Fife, says: “When your scented candles burn out, don’t throw them away. Scrape out the wax that’s left in the bottom and use it as a ‘wax melt’ with a wax warmer.”

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Cheap treat
Get an Innocent protein super smoothie for £2 – at Tesco
GRAB a 750ml bottle of Innocent protein super smoothie berry from Tesco for £2, down from £3.69.
SAVE: £1.69
Hot right nowSAVE in style with this deal. You can get up to 70 per cent off men’s clothing at Marks & Spencer right now.
Included in the bargains are cotton shirts, down from £45 to £9.99.

Shop & save
A leg of lamb from Iceland is now £10 – perfect for your Easter Sunday roast
GET a whole leg of lamb (1.8kg) for an Easter Sunday feast from Iceland. Now £10, down from £15.
SAVE: £5
My Sun Savers fiver
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