Very occasionally, a new product comes along that makes you wonder why no one ever thought of it before. BLINDSINABOX has done just that.

Its cheap, temporary blinds require absolutely no tools to install — you simply peel off the adhesive strip and hang. Perfect as a temporary cover for bare windows, these reusable paper blinds have hundreds of other uses.

They are ideal for student pads, a great idea for camping and caravanning and the black-out version is a must for those travelling with young children. A box of six costs £45.