Win a handy DIY hamper!


DIY hamper prizeIt's that time of year again… the Christmas tree is gone, the decorations are down and the annual spring clean is looming. It's also that time to kick-start all those DIY tasks you've been putting off until the new year.

To celebrate the launch of our new DIY projects show with Simon Biagi, we have assembled the perfect DIY prize hamper to get you started on all those planned (and procastinated) projects!

The exciting new shows will feature a range of ideas including practical tips and tricks plus a varied assortment of tools and products that can help you in your DIY quests and aspirations.

Make you sure check out the upcoming shows on Saturdays at 1pm, or if you aren't able to watch then, fear not as we'll also be putting the helpful tutorials online.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing collection which is valued at approximately £314.18 and contains:

  • 2 x CT1 Miracle Seal
  • 2 x CT1 Power Grab N Bond
  • 2 x CT1 Sealant and Adhesive
  • 7 x Harris No Loss Paint Brushes
  • 1 x Easi Flow painter
  • 1 x Easi Flow edger
  • 1 x Easi Flow touch up bottle
  • 1 x Evolution Rage multi-purpose circular saw
  • 1 x Energenie variable timer
  • 1 x 10.8V Silverline drill


Tell us: What is your DIY New Year's resolution and why?

Please add your response as a comment below with your email address (your email won't be shown).

The best answer will be selected and announced on Friday the 25th of January.

Good luck and happy DIY'ing!

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  1. Wayne Smith January 11, 2013 at 7:19 am -  Reply

    To know when to give up and call in a professional! This is after refusing to before Christmas, when I thought I could fix a leaky pipe, and it actually turned out to be a cracked hot water cylinder……we had water coming through our dining room ceiling!

  2. Ruby Kanwar January 11, 2013 at 10:13 am -  Reply

    To fix all that is broken in the house, little bits and bobs and these little sequins that have come of my sandles.

  3. Lorraine McIntosh January 11, 2013 at 10:15 am -  Reply

    I would like for all the DIY my husbans starts to actually be finished so these tools could help me start do and finish the jobs MYSELF!! LOL x

  4. christine plant January 11, 2013 at 10:16 am -  Reply

    to finish what gets started

  5. vicki cullen January 11, 2013 at 10:18 am -  Reply

    To decorate the full house top to bottom by putting my own stamp on it at the momnet the full house is magnolia top to bottom x

  6. abby bookham January 11, 2013 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    To be less ‘slap dash’ which is also the name my husband gives me and to make sure I have all the right tools etc before starting a job

  7. Sarah price January 11, 2013 at 10:29 am -  Reply

    I want to do the little jobs before they become bigger jobs

  8. Julie Owens January 11, 2013 at 10:30 am -  Reply

    Measure twice, cut once as Harry Green used to say – it’s cheaper!

  9. honeybee January 11, 2013 at 10:34 am -  Reply

    My DIY New Year’s Resolution is to:
    Make do
    Mend through
    & Create a Homely Vibe
    My son and I moved into a new house on 31st December, all ready for the New Year.
    It’s a rented home that’s been recently decorated in a simple fashion with the exception of the small bedroom and bathroom.
    With a very limited budget, I’d love to personalise our new space, making the most of what we already have…& using our imagination to complete a few smaller jobs.
    It will be a learning curve for me, but I’m ready to give it a try!

  10. Nicky Russell January 11, 2013 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    My DIY New Year’s resolution is to replace the floorboards on the stairs, as they creak like mad and I can never sneak up to bed quietly without hubby knowing I stayed up way to long to catch up on all the soaps missed when I was working

  11. Sally lea January 11, 2013 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    To be less pedantic thus keeping my blood pressure down and no longer driving everyone else mad!

  12. Sue Ellingham January 11, 2013 at 11:21 am -  Reply

    After 13 years of waiting for the jobs to be done in my house I am now on my own and have started to do them myself, I have already managed the living room, am now starting on the dining room and loving every minute of it. My New Year’s resolution is to look forward to the future. The kit would be such a help to me.

  13. Adam Jackson January 11, 2013 at 11:22 am -  Reply

    I have recently moved into my very first home! Which amongst being exciting…is also rather expensive. At first glance i didn’t think the house needed much doing to it, but on closer inspection i realized that i had quite alot of work on my hands and not much in the way of tools (Or experience) to do it. So in the new year i decided to that my New Years Resolution was to be to get cracking on the long to-do list! Considering my fence has practically broken, im very much hoping that the sun comes out soon…as i don’t fancy get cold!

  14. Barbara daniels January 11, 2013 at 11:28 am -  Reply

    I will fix something as soon as its broken and not leave it for months. as well as having the basic tools ion the house. I will also not be afraid of taking on a DIY task, instead of phoning up my dad.

  15. Ruby Homawala January 11, 2013 at 11:32 am -  Reply

    To stop procrastinating and carry out repairs as soon as something needs to be done, so that the jobs don’t pile up!

  16. Michelle Best January 11, 2013 at 11:40 am -  Reply

    Over the past year we have suffered with a “shared” driveway. The new neighbours seem to think its all theirs! Need to get on with a project to divide it – am thinking of a couple of small piers with wood between. Hopefully will be something I can handle – so fed up with not being able to park at my own house that this has got to be done!!!

  17. Jacqueline Haigh January 11, 2013 at 11:53 am -  Reply

    To spend more time doing the boring little bits rather than rushing to get to the end product! Plus this will then mean more quality time with Dad as he loves his DIY and building things and he has lots to teach me!

  18. zoe January 11, 2013 at 11:58 am -  Reply

    To prepare for the worse and hope for the best

  19. Barry Madden January 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm -  Reply

    To finish what I started, to put four screws in where there shuld be four and not just put in three, in a door handle for instance, to paint the little areas where I think nobody can tell I haven’t painted but my wife notices as soon as she enters the room,to take all the rubbish to the tip straight away and not leave it in a plastic bag outside to get soaking wet, to use the right tools, look for a good screwdriver instead of using a blunt one or even worse using one of the kitchen knives and sneaking it back into the cutlery drawer.
    Barry Madden,

  20. monique phoenix January 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm -  Reply

    To finally gloss my hall,its the 2nd to last thing to do…then I can lay my laminate floor.

  21. Carol Ashwin January 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm -  Reply

    Repair minor faults ASAP,say within1 week otherwise they can become big faults .To many small things to do can become a big issue so repair sooner rather than later.When sring cleaning/ decorating do 1 room at a time,completing before moving onto the next room.I lke to do the lounge first so at the end of a cleaning day there is somewhere comfortable to sit.It can become a chore and seem to last forever when every room is in chaos.It is also less boring doing a variety of things rather than a whole day cleaning carpets or washing curtains for instance.There is also a chance of a few hours when doing a small room to perhaps have a long lazy bath ,read a magazine or if any energy left to go for a walk before tackling the next room the next day.

  22. Denise Mulvaney January 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    ‘Can she fix it? Yes she can!’… Well that’s the plan for 2013. I hope to show my four year old that Bob the builder is no match for his Mammy!

  23. P M Collins January 11, 2013 at 2:34 pm -  Reply

    During a particularly boring call with my parents, I absent-mindedly started to pick off the border in the hallway. A long conversation later, I realised I had picked off a lot more than I had estimated, leaving the entrance-way looking absolutely terrible. I now need to remove all of the rest of the border, which goes up the stairs & along the landing, and re-paint the whole walls, just because of one ‘senior moment’. Lesson learnt!

  24. I Marshall January 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm -  Reply

    I fall over a lot due to a medical problem, & have managed to pull off coat rails (nearly alongside 4 of my nails!) and break many minor (and major!) objects. I would like to give my long-suffering friend the chance to fix these things without having to combine tools which don’t actually do the job, and struggle. Basically I just want to repay his kindness & I think he could do with these tools whilst I’m still so prone to wrecking the house!!

  25. Hazel Masterton January 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    After hubby looking after me and cooking Christmas dinner in 2011 because I was in cast due to a torn achilles tendon for 12 weeks and then breaking my ankle and again being in cast over Christmas and he has had to look after me again. He has said he will do the house up this year and I would like to win this for him to make it easier for him.

  26. lesley Dawkins January 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm -  Reply

    were having an extension built well I say built its been 12 months and only the foundations are done lol so this would help greatly for when we do get to the inside jobs

  27. Richard Gallagher January 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm -  Reply

    The bad weather we have had has taken its toll on our garden fence so my New Years resolution was to mend the fence and Im happy to say Ive done it!!

  28. Donna Allsop January 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm -  Reply

    To finish ,our cottage we have bought ,having found out it was in a more terrible state than originally thought.
    There is plenty to do , having been living in one room for the past 12 months , due to extensive repairs .
    It’s a tall order but a challenge that we have to take.

  29. Nimrat Mahil January 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm -  Reply

    My DIY New Year’s resolution is to clean out my garage because it’s full of junk and I’ve been putting it off since I moved in, which was about 7 years ago (oops!). I can hardly move when I am in there because there is no floor space.

  30. CHRIS BARR January 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    To learn to do it myself, because my partner’s Diy skills are on a scale of 1-10 about a minus 6. Everything he touches is a disaster and takes ages to put right.

  31. Kim Williams January 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm -  Reply

    Need to do snagging bits now out house is five years old!! It would be nice for me this kit as I can keep it handy, think hubby has got ENOUGH!! Lol

  32. Andrea Cowling January 11, 2013 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    My New years resiloution is:
    I must finish projects on my house this year. I am now 45yr old woman and been struggling on my own for 21 years,and enough is enough. This year is the year its going to be completed no matter what.I have tried doing bits myself with limited tools & resources, but eventually there’s the need for labour which is expensive and ends up putting me back everytime I get going. So here goes to a complete, content 2013 at last yippee. Wish me luck !

  33. Lynne McKeown January 11, 2013 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    My DIY plan for 2013 is to decorate the living room and the hall stairs & landing. I’ve had the wallpaper and paints for months so would like this done soon but definitely before Easter lol
    Must check out the web page for some wallpapering gadgets.

  34. I.Pattinson January 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm -  Reply

    To get jobs finished

  35. The aunite January 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm -  Reply

    I have been helping my sister in law sort out her daughters rented house , childrens room done then the roof leaked but determined to get the house looking like a home for her an the kids not an easy task lots to do on a limited budget but we are getting there.Only took two hours to build the bunk bed the wrong way though got into trouble using my hubbys tools and paintbrushes don’t think he will ever trust me with them again . Thank goodness for brush restorer.

  36. Kim Tilling January 11, 2013 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

    I have 2 DIY New Year resolutions.
    The first is to learn to paint woodwork properly. Mainly I think this will involve learning how to prepare the surface. Next, and I think this maybe where I currently fail, I need to discover where I left my patience!!!!
    My second resolution is to get a drill. I have no idea what type to buy – I’ll do some research but up to now I’ve not seen any pink sparkly ones – come on Kirks Folly I’d like a sparkly drill please!!!

  37. julia green January 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    My new year resolution is to buy my hubby all the tools he needs, to do all the DIY jobs around the house and to stop moaning about them to him ( once done ) he he

  38. June Franks January 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm -  Reply

    Having recently lost my fab cat of over 21yrs old and due to his failing health and not knowing how much longer I would have him, I put all decorating & DIY on hold for last 18 months. So now it’s a case of where to start!! Deep breath & here I go, fingers crossed won’t take too long or wear me out before good weather comes along.

  39. updownandover January 11, 2013 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    To simply finish what I have started. Half the problem to finishing a job is having the right tools.

  40. diane burgess January 11, 2013 at 11:11 pm -  Reply

    to turn my dark council house into a bright sunny place for my younge disabled son to live in so lots of painting and decorating to be done x

  41. iain maciver January 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm -  Reply

    to listen to her indoors and complete some of the jobs i,ve started but not finished

  42. charlene byrne January 12, 2013 at 12:04 am -  Reply

    my new year diy resolution is to enjoy diy more by having the right tools for the job in hand i have been adding to my kit over the last few years which can be costly, winning this prize would bring me closer to my resolution. Also i would encourage more women to try diy as it is so rewarding to have acheived all those little jobs that are put off, and ladies you will have lots of tips watching the shows on qvc and being able to see how the tools work will be just fanfastic and hopefully encouraging. go on girls u know u can do it.

  43. Paula Rogers January 12, 2013 at 12:10 am -  Reply

    I would like to give these tools to my Dad as since being diagnosed with progressive MS 3 years ago I have had to give up my DIY hobby. I’ve had to move back in with my parents while I look for my own bungalow nearby, so I’m sure all these tools will be very useful to my Dad when he needs to adjust things so I’m able to continue to live safely on my own. I might even be able to use some of the tools so i can sneak in the odd job that I can do while their backs are turned lol.

  44. Carl Upshon January 12, 2013 at 1:01 am -  Reply

    My news years diy resolution is to start to get some tools. I spent years in the Royal Marines so no tools were needed but I have now just moved in with my girlfriend in our first house and want to start making things right and looking nice for her before we start a family.

  45. Mexi Davies January 12, 2013 at 2:05 am -  Reply

    I am a 18 year old female and moved into my flat last July..i have limited income and have already decorated myself..this year i am going to attempt to fit a new but rather small kitchen and lay my own carpets.

  46. Claire Smith January 12, 2013 at 7:07 am -  Reply

    My DIY Resolution is to stop talking about doing it and get down to it!

  47. Eleanor Jones January 12, 2013 at 8:29 am -  Reply

    To do some exercise every day!

  48. Rebecca Lis January 12, 2013 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    My DIY new years resolution is to finish all the little jobs around the flat so we can put it on the market

  49. Gaz January 12, 2013 at 9:18 am -  Reply

    My New Year’s resolution was to give up drinking…….I’m now in hospital suffering with extreme dehydration.

  50. Steven Fairbairn January 12, 2013 at 9:37 am -  Reply

    Morning, I’ve built an 8ft x 6 ft double walled corner unit with an open side. I’ve constructed a book case with built in breakfast bar sliding table.
    I now need to design and construct a double or single folding door unit, I’ve never done anything like this before and i’m spending a lot of time working out my first steps. It’s a puzzler and my resolution is to complete my mini project.

  51. Sarah E January 12, 2013 at 9:46 am -  Reply

    My Dad passed away on New Year’s Eve, so my resolution is to finish the jobs he started. The jobs he started maybe 20 years ago being my priority…

  52. vicky haddock January 12, 2013 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    To stop saying yes to everyone and making time for myself and my family

  53. Greg January 12, 2013 at 10:12 am -  Reply

    I have to decorate the house before July, because my son in laws mum is coming over from Australia to stay with us for a few days, (my daughters house being too small). Ditto the garden!

  54. Margaret Iddom January 12, 2013 at 10:22 am -  Reply

    Can we do it, yes we can! At least we could if we had some nice new tools.

  55. Angela Finch January 12, 2013 at 10:34 am -  Reply

    To block up the wooden bit under our gutter so we dont hear pigeons all day and night that are nesting there.

  56. jessica newman January 12, 2013 at 10:40 am -  Reply

    My resolution is to decorate both the kitchen and living room before my brother comes to stay at the end of march, its a big job but someones gotta do it!

  57. Amy Harding January 12, 2013 at 10:59 am -  Reply

    To make my young sons bedroom, a great room for him to play/sleep in. Hes nearly 2 and loves animals, so I want to paint his room with colours and animals, then set him up a work space to draw and play.

  58. Anegla Morgan January 12, 2013 at 11:02 am -  Reply

    To finish the endless list of jobs started in 2012.

  59. Jackie Foster January 12, 2013 at 11:28 am -  Reply

    To finish renovating our House, We gave ourselves a year it’s now been Three !!! However we did run out of cash so had to work more hence less time to renovate, Thats my excuse anyway !

  60. Cherryl Thomas January 12, 2013 at 11:54 am -  Reply

    To paint the whole house from top to bottom, inside and out, and why…because I have given up waiting for my husband to do it!

  61. laura stewart January 12, 2013 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    to paint the kitchen

  62. Liam Jordan January 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm -  Reply

    Not to drill shelves to my face.

  63. Laura M January 12, 2013 at 12:03 pm -  Reply

    To put up shelves in the understairs cupboard as the kids just dump everything on the floor.

  64. Kate Cunningham January 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm -  Reply

    To stop making lists of things to be done and actually DO them!

  65. Rosemary Atherton January 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    To win a prize like this!!!!

  66. Eleanor Powell January 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm -  Reply

    Lots of things need to be mended
    Overflow dripping, shelves warped and bended
    My tools are old and not up to the task,
    God forbid a professional I’d ask!
    I lack motivation to get these things done,
    But…If a shiny new tool kit arrived that I’d won,
    I’d be up that ladder with brushes and drill
    The jobs I could finish with lots of good will
    Getting my home looking pristine and new,
    Please help me here, it’s all down to you!

  67. Ian Yates January 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm -  Reply

    To be fore-armed for anything nature, and chance, can throw my way.

  68. Laura Pritchard January 12, 2013 at 12:53 pm -  Reply

    To finally put shelves up in our linen cupboard – at the moment it’s one huge heap of bedding, towels & Summer clothes!

  69. Stephanie Lambert, January 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm -  Reply

    Our New Years Resolution is
    To revamp the kitchen; new suspended ceiling with down lights , new worktops, cooker hood and painting of walls and woodwork.
    Bathroom; redecorate, new towels, bath mats etc., and new flooring, preferably wood
    All this to modernise and then to sell the house in order to move into something smaller, which hopefully will need work doing to it..

  70. Steven Montgomery January 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm -  Reply

    To actually paint the lounge !!

  71. Graham January 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    Need to replace the rear garage door as i have been going to this for the last three years and sort out the retaining wall in the back garden as the rendering needs painting and the top caps cementing back on

  72. Ian J January 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    To get on with several outstanding DIY jobs and hopefully stop my wife nagging me all and every weekend!

  73. Maureen Cooper January 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm -  Reply

    i plan to help my husband to do the jobs around our home and make our grandson some childrens furniture for his bedroom

  74. Brian Moon January 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm -  Reply

    To fit out the garage with shelving and cupboards and restock my tools so that I can start proper DIY again, because the Mrs wants a garage organised like the Detective Monk.

  75. Trevor mccarron January 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    Getting the right tool to get the job done right

  76. Julie January 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    Having moved in April, I have lots of DIY jobs around the home to complete, yes even hanging pictures. I live alone so things like this are very difficult for me to do, wish I had a DIY man around the home would make things so much easier. Hence New Years Resolution is to tackle this one task per day.

  77. Buffy_42 January 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    I am a 42 year old wowman who lives on her own with a 13 year old boy and there is only me to do any DIY in the home and I need all the right tools to do the jobs. Then I can hand them down to my son when he is old enough to use them 🙂

  78. Magan Chauhan, January 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    Winning this completion will give me tools and a a good reason to get on top of my maintenance programme for this year and next year and ……..
    How cool that would be!!

  79. Margaret January 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    My New Year’s Resolution is to put CT1 to the DIY test on our holiday home in Cyprus. Lots of masonry cracks to fill in both inside and outside of villa and a leaking swimming pool! If CT1 is as good as it is ‘cracked’ up to be it will save us hundreds of pounds.

  80. Mrs Vanessa Moore January 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    My husband has always been a great DIY-er but now has serious health problems – so now I am trying to learn from him and take over the ‘little jobs that need doing’ around the home & garden – I need lots of help!!

  81. Jade M Steele January 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm -  Reply

    II would like to win this for my wonderul husband as an anniversary gift. After 4 years of marriage it would be great to have the shelf put up!!!!

  82. Alexander Martin January 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    With a pile of projects put off from 2012, I want DIY in 2013 to be DIM – Did It Myself!

  83. MR D Billington January 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    I am have been looking at you D I Y program every 3eek to get lots of ideas on how to do lot of things and my new years reg is to do them all.

  84. Roger Thornton January 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm -  Reply

    To fix things for myself , to save expensive call out charges etc and to feel good after doing something for myself ! Just moved into new house which needs updating !

  85. MR D Billington January 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm -  Reply

    I have been looking at your D I Y self program for a long time now and have got a lot of things and ideas, my new years reg is now to do theses things.

  86. Fiona Brackenridge January 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm -  Reply

    Necessity is the mother of invention and with the recession having reduced my disposal income I thought it was a good time to learn DIY. I watched Simon’s DIY show and think my first purchases will be the EZ hanger and the CT1 duo. These are products that could assist my foray into self sufficiency. Between the shows, your videos and with luck the DIY hamper “Grand Designs” here I come.

  87. david west January 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm -  Reply

    loose weight and do odd jobs around home loose weight because i am over 30 stone and my dr tells me if i dont then my life will end sooner and to do the odd jobs so they look good when done and stops me from getting nagged at

  88. Anne Norris January 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm -  Reply

    With everyone being on a tight budget at the moment, the whole family are looking at repairing rather than replacing. This kit would be fantastic for the whole family to use, I will be first in the queue as I need to do a bedroom makeover that I have been putting off for 3 years. This kit would be the inspiration we all need !

  89. Joan Clarkson January 12, 2013 at 1:49 pm -  Reply

    My DIY New Year’s Resolution is: to finish off all those jobs that just need the final touch (or more) – to sort out the garage by putting up shelves where they are needed and of the right size for what I need (sounds easier than it is) so that I can find things that I need and throw away all of the clutter that I don’t need and ditto for the loft. Sort out that dripping gutter above the garage door and the one at the front of the conservatory. Once all of that is done, then husband and I can make a start on planning all of the other jobs that we listed as ‘essential’ last year. Proper planning prevents poor etc etc.

  90. Leslie Herron January 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm -  Reply

    After the previous years bad weather and looking out the window at all the WEE jobs that have got away from us,my wife & I have decided to turn over a new leaf- New Year- new start. Try and get all them wee jobs caught up on & make a difference to 2013!

  91. David Hunter January 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm -  Reply

    DIY.Stands for (Don’t Ignore Your) household responsibilities get all your outstanding jobs done by getting tips and tools from QVC.Where else can you get free advice together with great quality tools at a very affordable price.

  92. Elizabeth Smith January 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm -  Reply

    I will finish the kitchen, especially the flooring as the loose end of the vinyl is proving irresistible to the puppy

  93. Richard smith January 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm -  Reply

    My new years task is to paint the kitchen and bathroom showroom were I work started it last year but had to stop due to rain roll on the sun shine

  94. Jaynarain Bhurosah January 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm -  Reply

    TO finish laying the pavement outside and to replaced the sagging shelves in the shed

  95. Princess Lily January 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

    We have recently moved into our fabulous bungalow and my husband has said he wants to give up his title of Mr DDIY (Don’t DIY)that my son gave him 20 years ago!! The wonderful selection of goodies on offer will mean get on with all the smaller jobs around the house himself, and then he can be Mr DIY!

  96. David Baxter January 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm -  Reply

    To put to use, recent purchases from QVC and clear all outstanding promised jobs, then look forward to relaxing living indoors before the gardening season comes round.

  97. mr D. Lynam January 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm -  Reply

    We have a lovely house that we want to make into a Quality Visually Comfortable home.

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  99. Lyndsey Beckford January 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    Mine is finally to get the house painted. It was brand new when we moved in 8 years ago but now all the woodwork and the walls need a lick of paint. As soon as spring comes I’ll make a start …….. 🙂

  100. Maurice S January 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm -  Reply

    To really concentrate on all those little DIY projects that have patiently been waiting to be completed

  101. Princess Lily January 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    We have just moved into our wonderful bungalow and my husband wants to relinquish his title of Mr DDIY (Don’t DIY) that my son gave him 20 years and do the smaller jobs around the house himself. The fabulous selection of goodies will make his resolution so much easier to achieve!!

  102. Mrs Margaret Cuthbertson January 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

    Astitch in time saves nine. If you have all the right tools to do the jobs around the house and garden it saves time and energy and builds confidence. QVC gives you the selection and demonstrations to let even me a working mum have a go. Thanks happy DIY.

  103. Gabriel Hill January 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm -  Reply

    My New Years promise to my wife is to complete all the little jobs I have put off for years. I will start at the top of the house and work down. The first job is replacing the silacone around the shower Anne bath. I had bought the sealer from QVC a long time ago. My sons bedroom has mould on the ceiling which needs treated. Then the wallpaper needs repair or replaced. My other son bedroom need flooring, I have laminate flooring so I will fit that. Downstairs the kitchen needs work. There is a t&g clad ceiling which I plan to take down and replace the plasterboard and install down lights. Then possible replace kitchen doors or new kitchen units. The next job is outside, we have an extension with a felt roof. This needs repaired or replaced. There are. Few more job that need doing so you can see the bag of tools your offering for the completion would help me with my promise to my wife 🙂
    Good luck to everyone

  104. nicholas martin January 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm -  Reply

    My mum is a pensioner and keeps saying this and that job needs diong.As a new years resolution i am giong to complete these jobs my self to save the expensive cost to my mum of getting someone in to do them.

  105. Lee Whitehead January 12, 2013 at 2:34 pm -  Reply

    To build ‘proper’ fencing and gates to replace the unsecured boards that currently isolate the rear of the house from the front and keep our little dogs from getting out onto the road.

  106. Mike Bowron January 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm -  Reply

    To finish the jobs that my wife I do fob,
    the years they have passed but her patience wont last.
    It’s time to make haste and no materials to waste,
    I am getting out my tools from my paint brush to stool.
    I love DIY or at least I do try.
    So this year is the time when I will show her that i,m
    not just all talk as this husband can walk and do a good job,
    I will no longer fob.

  107. John Stone January 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm -  Reply

    QVC Competition
    Unemployed and out of work need this kit to do some work on my house or in the garden how would it help by DIY , Cross my hart and hope to die this is my new year to do or die. DIY New Year’s resolution all the best comes from QVC, `QVC will set me free to work so hard and mend my home and would love to finish all someday soon `but have no tools, day or noon.
    John Stone

  108. Ray January 12, 2013 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

    To finish all the jobs i said i would do last year

  109. Jane Goode January 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    To paint the bathroom and kitchen with my new ladders bought today from QVC!

  110. peggy rossiter January 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    Talk less, do more! In other words, we must stop talking about doing things and actually DO THEM!

  111. Karen Massey January 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    To make my home look like it’s finished and not look like I’ve just moved in.

  112. Steve Burton January 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    Having carried out several jobs in the past and not being properly prepared I now intend to PLAN the job using the following:
    Plan – when the job will be carried out.
    List – the tools and materials required to complete the job.
    Assess -ensure all tools and materials on the list are ready to
    start the job.
    Never – start a job that requires professional certfication or
    is beyond my capability.
    If i stick to this then I should be better prepared to ensure the job gets completed without any unforseen hitches.

  113. carolyn joyce January 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    I really want to redecorate my bedroom ready for the spring and more importantly de-clutter it as I am expert at collecting things I dont need!

  114. Zoe Howarth January 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm -  Reply

    We will be getting rid of all of the leaks that out house seems to have.

  115. Eilish Farrell January 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm -  Reply

    My husband and I have bought his home place last year. We intend extending it and living there ourselves. I would love to win this DIY competition as all the items supplied would be a god send. My husband can turn his hand to anything and would love this kit.

  116. Russ Drew January 12, 2013 at 3:52 pm -  Reply

    My New Years DIY Resolution is to get someone who know what they are doing to do my DIY – far less hassle! 🙂

  117. Patrick Moran January 12, 2013 at 4:02 pm -  Reply

    To get the wife to do it. Well it’s her who always moans about getting it done. lol

  118. Natalie White January 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm -  Reply

    My DIY New Year’s Resolution is to fix up our bedroom – including putting our curtain rail back up, which fell down before Christmas!

  119. Helen Moulden January 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    To finally fix the toilet seat, which has been half hanging off for about 3 months now! It doesn’t half make going to the loo a challenge!

  120. Ruth Dunkin January 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    To see if I can fix it first rather than always defaulting to ringing dad!

  121. karen dixon January 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm -  Reply

    to fix when i see something broken rather than ignoring it until it’s too bad to fix

  122. Tony Franklin January 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    Get the right tools from QVC and do the job properly!

  123. kerrie burslem January 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    not to keep putting off the jobs i dont fancy

  124. Lewis Howles January 12, 2013 at 4:56 pm -  Reply

    Get some taller ladders so I can get into my loft without having to call a friend round!

  125. Alyson Guy January 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm -  Reply

    Eat more chocolate!
    Oh and finish the bathroom we have finally started renovating. (The one job I said HAD to be done when we moved in 15 years ago!!!).

  126. Josie Mellor January 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to “have a go” at the easier jobs myself rather than pay a tradesman. I’m sure we could save a fortune over the year. First job on the list – fix the washer pipe!

  127. originalkezzy January 12, 2013 at 5:18 pm -  Reply

    i would love to paint my shed and fencing awesome colours and to finish my sons wild garden, hopefully we will have more sun this year!!

  128. Adele Leek January 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to FINALLY get the jobs done in and around the house – Last year we had a leak from our living room ceiling coming from the bath which left our ceiling in need of redecoration – which hasn’t been done yet and our sons bedroom now has mold around the window that needs sorting.
    But due to my partner being ill last year it was the last thing to worry about, but now he is on the mend we will finally get those jobs done, now that the time is not an issue. I hope!

  129. sue willshee January 12, 2013 at 5:54 pm -  Reply

    I’m going to learn plumbing. I can do most things around the house but I’m always worried about tackling plumbing and I end up spending a fortune to get simple jobs done. I want to learn whether it’s really true that kitchen mixer taps don’t have washers because when mine was dripping earlier this year the plumber charged me £140 for a new tap and £40 to fit it.

  130. imatiaz ahmad January 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    my resolution this year is to fix the garden.
    I was unable to work on the garden last year after an operation.
    Hopefully this year I should be able to complete the small jobs leftover from last year .
    Touch wood the weather is better.

  131. Hazel Rea January 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution for 2013 is to learn how to do even more DIY – then I won’t have to wait for my husband to get round to it!

  132. Linda Guest January 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm -  Reply

    I needed a bathroom in the granny flat, Hubby said, with a grin, I can do that!
    It’s nearly finished and looking great, didn’t know 10 months I’d have to wait.
    I could have had a baby in less time than that! At least I nearly have an en suite granny flat.
    There’s still some sealing, painting and door hanging to do, but at least we are nearly through.
    This hamper would help to finish the flat, and granny could move in – just like that!

  133. antonia j richardson January 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm -  Reply

    paint and wallpaper the toilet

  134. Sarah Fleck January 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm -  Reply

    a lick of paint to freshen up the house cause its for sale and do something in the jungle outside cause its just a mess!

  135. Jo Robinson January 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm -  Reply

    To finish all the jobs that have been started and not to start any more until these have been finished. The CIT sealant in the show today looked great for fixing the shower.

  136. gemma r January 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm -  Reply

    I’m moving in to my own first flat, and it needs a little TLC, and quite a lot of DIY! So my resolution is to try my best to learn and do as much as I can by myself.

  137. Barry martin January 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm -  Reply

    This year to finish a job completely! instead of moving onto the next one and next one, gathering a trail in my mist..I know I shouldn’t but I can’t help it!..
    My wife is very patient and never moans, so this would help me finish them. Promise…

  138. Deborah hambleton January 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm -  Reply

    We are about to knock down 2 load bearing walls to make more room – let’s just hope we have a bigger house and not a big pile of rubble where it used to be!

  139. Emily January 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to learn how to put up tiles, we’re currently redoing our kitchen and I’m planning to do the tiling myself to save money.

  140. Janine Atkin January 12, 2013 at 8:15 pm -  Reply

    to have a go at doing it myself rather than wait a year for the other half to do it

  141. Dorothy Ball January 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm -  Reply

    Those that can do (my husband)
    Those that can’t talk about it (me)
    I will try and talk less and make him more coffee (whilst he DIY’s)

  142. Alan Oliver January 12, 2013 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    Eaten all the food in the Christmas hamper, so to get rid of all that exsesive baggige by getting stuck into this hamper and get some jobs done at the same time I may not loose so many £’s

  143. David Panter January 12, 2013 at 8:24 pm -  Reply

    Both my kids are moving out this year, and I want to help them with there own diy and home improvements

  144. Maralyn Smith January 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    I’m going to get my husband to do the DIY,
    I’ve made a resolution that I’ll never again try.
    The last time that I did it I drilled through the ring main,
    The bill for the repairs was really quite a pain.
    The fuse box was left hanging by just a single wire,
    The wall was black, the kitchen smelled, the fuse box had caught fire,
    So now perhaps you’ll see why I’ve made this resolution,
    Get someone else to do it – that is my solution!!!!!

  145. Jim Kerr January 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm -  Reply

    I am going to revamp my ‘tired’ tiled bathroom, install a shower and cover the tiles with waterproof panels.

  146. DAWN ADAMS January 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    There was a girl called Dawn
    Who wants to paint the walls Fawn
    But with Fences to Stain
    Its such a Pain
    I need equipment that will give me some Brawn

  147. Janice Baxter January 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    My New Year’s resolution is to do all the DIY jobs needed around my house myself immediately they need doing instead of waiting for my lovely friends to yet again drive a 100 mile round trip to do a long list of jobs I’ve waited for them to do. The DIY hamper would really help with this and my friends would give you a huge thank-you 🙂

  148. robert ainslie January 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    I plan to do more D.I.Y. in 2013 and Q.V.C. have a great range of products to help me do this

  149. Brian Rogers January 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

    2013 has to be the yeari finish my house extension , have been at it for 5 years hopefully DIY on qvc will give me some motivation and new ideas

  150. Clive Thomas January 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm -  Reply

    I’m going to build another trough out of broken pallets or fence panels to grow vegetables in.

  151. Hayley Louise Colburn January 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to hold the ladder and pass the nails more often for my husband x

  152. Kimberley Grant January 12, 2013 at 9:20 pm -  Reply

    To finish decorating my flat, I recently moved in… big job but I’ll get there

  153. julie jessup January 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm -  Reply

    To make sure I smile at least once a day and also make someone elses day by doing small gestures. We need to live, laugh and love often.

  154. claire little January 12, 2013 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    to be happy and appreciate every day

  155. Rebecca Nisbet January 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm -  Reply

    Re-decorating the bathroom and put a new bathroom suite in, it’s beige and so dated!

  156. David Hudson January 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

    Finish a room before I start on another one!

  157. lucy January 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm -  Reply

    to finish painting front room and hall, always start i must finish

  158. Mandy Doherty January 12, 2013 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    To clear all the rubbish from the garden and fix the broken gate on my veg patch as soon as the weather improves

  159. Bridget Doman January 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm -  Reply

    After having had to deal with a lot of family and other problems the last few years, including my mother’s illness and subsequent death followed by losing my job, my resolution for 2013 is to get my house sorted out then start sanding and decorating. I have wallpaper and paint(some I bought years ago); all I need now is the time and the tools.

  160. Esther James January 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    To finish our extension so that my son has his own room and does not have to share our bedroom anymore

  161. Steve Miles January 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    To finish decorating the house

  162. margaret mckay January 12, 2013 at 10:36 pm -  Reply

    To do up my bathroom which in a mad moment I painted a grungy terracotta colour. I need a new bathroom suite but I need to paint the walls a different colour before I can bring anyone in to look at it. It’s bad!

  163. shirley evans January 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm -  Reply

    In the New Year,I intend to replace all the doors.
    Although I’d rather relax on foreign shores!!
    Then once they’re all perfectly hung,
    i can comfortably consider getting some sun.

  164. Andrea Johnson January 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    To make my house look like a home at long last

  165. Nancy Bradford January 12, 2013 at 10:50 pm -  Reply

    To paint the livingroom which is covered with our little girls drawings.

  166. Sue Hall January 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to make sure my husband does not start any more DIY around the house … until he finishes the rooms already 1/2 started!

  167. Jon January 12, 2013 at 11:24 pm -  Reply

    finish my grouting that has been waiting for 6 months…

  168. Nadine January 12, 2013 at 11:24 pm -  Reply

    put a picture up

  169. kim heeps January 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm -  Reply

    learn something new, gain skills from others around me and fix before i replace

  170. Alexandra Blue January 13, 2013 at 12:57 am -  Reply

    to put down some decent, hard, less tasy flooring in the bedroom and finally rid our home of the moths we inherited from the previous occupants (moth infestation not something you would expect in a new house)

  171. claire griffiths January 13, 2013 at 1:07 am -  Reply

    to finish decorating my kitchen

  172. Hannah Whitling January 13, 2013 at 2:28 am -  Reply

    There’s always things that ‘have’ or ‘need’ to be done, my resolution is to make DIY much more fun, make something that isnt needed but would be nice to have, and similar things, so it becomes more of a hobby.

  173. kerrie January 13, 2013 at 2:51 am -  Reply

    to finish all the jobs around the house

  174. Julie Brooke January 13, 2013 at 4:07 am -  Reply

    We are determined to decorate the hall and stairs then decorate the kitchen and refit the bathroom. Was supposed to do it last year but somehow it just never happened.

  175. Andrew Halliwell January 13, 2013 at 7:16 am -  Reply

    Mine is to sort out the back garden, dig out some beds for growing vegetables and flowers and generally tidy up the place. Why? because it’s a mess right now, overgrown and weedy.

  176. jenny peek January 13, 2013 at 8:10 am -  Reply

    My resolution is to finish all the little jobs in the house and garden, i also quite fancy a night course on tiling 🙂

  177. Loma Wood January 13, 2013 at 9:29 am -  Reply

    My New Year DIY resolution is to tackle the garage and garden hut. They both need de-cluttering, a storage system putting in the garage. I want to make the hut into a summer house where I can hide away with a cuppa or a glass of wine!

  178. Alli Sherwood January 13, 2013 at 9:38 am -  Reply

    I have a serious lack of storage and have been nagging my son who is training to be a joiner to make me some over bed cabinets. He started but never finished them so my resolution is to nag him even more to get them finished.

  179. Ian Barnes January 13, 2013 at 10:09 am -  Reply

    To finally finish the extension… been on it since 2005

  180. Agata P. January 13, 2013 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    My 2013 DIY project – to replace floor in main corridor. My dog damaged current one and it really does not look very nice.
    Can not afford help so will try to make it as a DIY project.
    Still did not decided between laminated panels or tiles 😉

  181. Matthew Basnett January 13, 2013 at 11:37 am -  Reply

    I’m planning to turn my spare bedroom into a study, needs plastering, decorating, worktops putting in, new door and skirting boards. Looking forward to starting!

  182. Christine Temlett January 13, 2013 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    Redecorate and fit new carpet in the lounge and hallway.

  183. Lindy Hine January 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm -  Reply

    My aim is to get the DIY gear more organised (so this kit would be great!). It’s always spread all over the place, so even the simplest job takes ages because it takes about an hour to find the necessary equipment!

  184. Catherine Maughan January 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm -  Reply

    To get the bathroom finished, the other half was going to tile and put a new bath in so I took the flooring up and it’s been like that since last spring. So priority number one that job and it looks like I’ll be doing it : )

  185. ellie g potter January 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm -  Reply

    To make my kitchen a must more homely inviting place, x

  186. Phil January 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm -  Reply

    My New Year’s resolution is to get BONDING, FILLING, GRABBING SEALING AND STICKING with CT………………. can’t wait!

  187. Margaret January 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    My News Year Resolution is to CT1 the cracks in my concrete walls and roof tiles and to repair the small leak in my swimming pool

  188. Richard Nathan January 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm -  Reply

    I promise my partner that this year I will use the “F” word – FINISHED !!!! She has been waiting years to hear me say that.

  189. dorothy cavender January 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm -  Reply

    To cut right down on all fatty & sugary foods!

  190. Beki Lacy January 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm -  Reply

    Mt New Years DIY resolution is to strip out our garage and convert it into a Dining Room, we aim to start at the end of January – wish us luck!

  191. Latifat Sofuyi January 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm -  Reply

    To redecorate the childrens bedroom and promising to finish the job.

  192. Sherrill Plumridge January 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm -  Reply

    Just do it

  193. Stewart Green January 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    Promised and New years resolution to redecorate the house, hall stairs and landing

  194. liz griffin January 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to stop nagging my husband to get stuff done and learn to do it myself. These tools would definite;y make it easier….

  195. sal hall January 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    to learn how to put up shelves correctly

  196. Julie Fisher January 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    I’ve been doing my bathroom for 3 years now. My New Year’s resolution is to finish it!

  197. Nikki Bamford January 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm -  Reply

    My New Years Resolution is to not Have a New Years Resolution , and see what each day brings 🙂

  198. andrea lloyd January 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    to give my house a new look by giving it a diy makeover

  199. Rose January 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    Our New Year DIY resolution is to tackle one job (be it large or small) each week so that our “DIY to do” list gets cleared this year. Week one was repairing the drive that had been partly washed away with the floods, which was quite a biggie, so week two was a simpler one of putting up a display cabinet that we received for Christmas. Long may it continue!

  200. Richard Hill January 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm -  Reply

    To have a crack at anything but know when I’m out of my depth and call in a pro!

  201. Emma Thackery January 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm -  Reply

    To buy our first home and do as much as possible of the work ourselves! Fingers crossed!

  202. LORNA WIL January 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm -  Reply

    To fix all the raised beds that is falling apart! Now that I have a handy tool should not be too difficult as I am gifted in DIY

  203. Ray January 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    To finally open the circular saw that I bought from QVC a year ago, which is still unused in its box, and to lay the laminate floor for which it was bought!

  204. anthony martin January 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm -  Reply

    I need to put up blinds,
    then must put up a shelf,
    medicine cabinet for our health,

  205. anthony martin January 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm -  Reply

    need to hang a couple of doors,
    then mend a stubborn gate,
    oh and fix a shower fitting,
    so this prize would be great

  206. Faye Lester January 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    To just be… and make my life epic!

  207. Kim Carberry January 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    I will fix something as soon as its broken and not leave it for months

  208. Sue Dorking January 13, 2013 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    On Friday I was made to feel very small by the Customer service assistant at a local DIY store who commented you can’t even make a hole in the wall to my question about siting a carbon monoxide monitor. So I would like to learn to put up some shelves and prove I can make holes in walls and use them appropriately!

  209. Sandy Ellis January 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm -  Reply

    Too appreciate and bring out the beauty of the old with the use of paint and wax. So much beautiful furniture goes to landfill when it could be reused and revamped.

  210. Louise M January 13, 2013 at 6:41 pm -  Reply

    To QVC a job through to completion!

  211. Michelle Offen January 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm -  Reply

    mine is to try and attempt to sort out the rooms in my flat we’ve lived here 2 years and with everything thats happened not had time to decorate so would like to get that done

  212. Nicola Holland January 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm -  Reply

    To make as many people smile as possible 🙂 Life is tough for everyone at the moment and smiles and happiness cost nothing but make everyone feel better 🙂

  213. Vicki January 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm -  Reply

    There are so many things on my list for this year! But first of all I’m going to tile the floor in front of my fireplace, which is currently a big empty concrete space!

  214. Jade January 13, 2013 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    My new years resolution is to take pleasure in the small things in life, each day I will write down “one good thing” and then reflect over them in year 🙂

  215. Jane Wathan January 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    To finally decorate our dining room which was left in a terrible state by a tenant (as was the rest of the house). We managed to sort out all the other rooms since moving back in 18 months ago but ran out of both ideas and ‘steam’.

  216. Penny Ford January 13, 2013 at 9:21 pm -  Reply

    We had the whole house rewired last year when we moved in and now we are slowly working around the house redecorating all the rooms. This weekend we have finished the front room and plan to do the last 2 rooms along with fitting a shower in the bathroom to save on gas and water.

  217. Sarah Kirk January 13, 2013 at 9:54 pm -  Reply

    My New Year’s resolution is to do all those little jobs that have been building up. I have just bought a new towel rail to position above the radiator in my bathroom and a tree pruner So my resolution will save me a lot of money instead of paying someone else.

  218. LUCY DOOLEY January 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm -  Reply

    My New Year resolution is to DIY those jobs which is possible for me to do. I will also ask for my friend’s help in showing me on how to DIY. I spent so much money on labour costs last year which I could have saved, if I had DIY.

  219. zoe January 13, 2013 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    To never give up I am worth more than the lifes downs I have had in 2012, In 2013 I will find a job, and they will value me more than the last place I was made redundant from.

  220. Deborah Epsly January 13, 2013 at 10:21 pm -  Reply

    My new years resolution is to get my partner to FINISH all the DIY jobs he started LAST year, but have been left half done! This prize will certainly help and stop any excuses!

  221. Lisa Pope January 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm -  Reply

    To have a new shower installed and mirror fixed to the wall in the bathroom – the current shower is held together with blu tack which falls apart when wet and the mirror has been sitting on a shelf for years waiting to be mounted to the wall

  222. Ceris Williams January 13, 2013 at 10:42 pm -  Reply

    To take more responsibility for doing DIY tasks myself rather than waiting until my fella sorts them out.
    I’ll still need him to open particularly tough jars though.

  223. Jessica Coleman January 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm -  Reply

    Loose some weight.

  224. Stephen Postlethwaite January 13, 2013 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to learn how to not break chunks out of my walls when I’m trying to put up picture frames

  225. denise mallinson January 13, 2013 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    To learn how to put up wall shelves correctly, instead of them falling down all the time.

  226. Jo Boyd January 13, 2013 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    Mine is to get all the little jobs done. Hubby’s very good at major stuff, but tends not to worry too much about the little things that he doesn’t seem to notice but annoy the heck out of me. Guess I’ll just have to do them myself!

  227. Carolynn Crabb January 13, 2013 at 11:17 pm -  Reply

    Our DIY resolution fo the last 10 years and for the next 10!!!!…. to finish the renovations/rebuilding of the french farmhouse and 3 barns that we bought in France. Ontheupside we have a beautiful lake, 2 acres of land, an orchard and the biggest renovation project ever!

  228. January 13, 2013 at 11:34 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to finally find out where that damp patch in my living room wall is coming from!

  229. sarah gray January 13, 2013 at 11:38 pm -  Reply

    To start with, im ripping out my bathroom. As if that isnt enough, i then have painting to do, and some minor DIY – changing internal doors, stuff like that.
    The the fun starts – my house is going up for sale – hopefully i will then have a whole new house to play with – the DIY possibilities are endless!! x

  230. Vicky-Louise Robinson January 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    We moved into a wreck of a house & have been doing it up for the last 3 years! Still outstanding is laying a patio in the garden & getting the garden useable & doing up the bathroom & the shower room – also after 3 years, a lot of the paintwork all seems to need re-doing thanks to the kids so I will be very busy!

  231. charlene byrne January 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm -  Reply

    My New Year DIY resolution, is to enjoy DIY more by having the right tools for the job in hand. I have been adding to my kit over the last few years which can be costly, winning this prize would bring me closer to my resolution. Also i would encourage more women to try DIY as it is so rewarding to have acheived all those little jobs that are put off, and ladies you will have lots of tips watching the DIY shows on QVC and being able to see how the tools work will be just fanfastic and hopefully encouraging and inspiring. Go on girls u know u can Do It Yourself and a sprinkling of help from QVC.

  232. Margaret Morgan January 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    To win a competition just once will do
    Then fix the toilet roll holder in the loo
    Endless jobs await
    But how to stop watching QVC til late?
    These tools would do nicely and come in so handy
    but nothing can top watching Simon Biagi

  233. Tina Clipson January 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm -  Reply

    My DIY new years resolution is to do all them niggling jobs that we say we will get around to,and living in an old cottage there’s plenty of niggly job! To also when my partner is doing some DIY to keep my cool when he’s putting the paint on upside down!! He’s not that bad really.!!!

  234. fatima conteh January 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    to sandpaper and re-paint my draw, the chipped off old paint is becoming a real eyesore

  235. June Robinson January 16, 2013 at 8:04 am -  Reply

    Last year I sorted the garden to make it “retirement friendly”. This year is the turn of indoors getting it sorted before I retire whilst I am still fit enough and have the funds to do it.

  236. istvan January 16, 2013 at 2:16 pm -  Reply

    the porch I built 25 years ago has almost collapsed as the wood is rotting, I was determined to build a new one last year, but couldn’t, but will this year!

  237. Julia Gray January 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm -  Reply

    I absolutely have to get my shower unit sorted this year – every time I use it I see how much work I have to do. It desperately needs re-tiled & re-plastered.

  238. Alyson Chapman January 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm -  Reply

    My husband started building our conservatory more than 7 years ago. Seven years eight and a half months to be exact – but who’s counting!?! The foundations are in, concrete floor’s been poured, the steps are built and the surrounding wall is up. That’s it! I told him it’s my 2013 Resolution to get him to finish it before summer – or I’m turning it into a swimming pool! Let’s hope 13’s not unlucky for me!

  239. CAROL PATTRICK January 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm -  Reply

    To tackle hubby’s long list of things to repair,
    with all the right tools demonstrated on air.

  240. Stephanie Whitehouse January 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm -  Reply

    To sand and paint the banisters. The new stairs have been in for two years now….

  241. Paul Jewell January 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to actually do some DIY, there are so many jobs that need doing like replacing the internal doors, I can’t afford to pay someone to do it so I need to learn!

  242. james jordan January 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm -  Reply

    My New Year’s resolution is to do all those little jobs that have been building up

  243. H Cameron January 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    To get on top of some of the great decorating ideas I have! Then this rather shabby shack will be transformed as if by magic (and a whole lot of elbow grease)

  244. Adam Harris January 20, 2013 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    Finally complete all the little jobs I started in 2012 – from painting the hall/stairs to sorting the fence for good

  245. judith mcnulty January 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm -  Reply

    i am thinking of decking the front garden and giving it a general overhaul as we have just had a new bay window fitted and the front garden needs updating .and that bag of tools up for grabs would come in very handy .

  246. D Page January 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm -  Reply

    To help my son get all his DIY jobs done so he and his girlfriend can move into their new home.

  247. StaffordEd January 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm -  Reply

    I have been forced to enter by my dear wife as I have so much decorating to do but rely on the fact that I do not have a decent paint brush.
    Please do not let me win!!!
    Couch Potato.

  248. Steve Lambert January 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm -  Reply

    My New Year’s DIY Resolution Is to do all the DIY Projects around the house & to finally finish everthing off !
    And with this fantastic prize i would have all the tools and equipment to fufill all this

  249. Patricia Mathieson January 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm -  Reply

    To find myself a ‘man who can’ because with only one working arm, I’m a gal who finds it awkward at best.

  250. Petr January 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    Paint our flat!

  251. Janet Matthews January 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    No DIY planned but if I had the right tool by winning this comp I am sure I will put them to some use. Should really plaster conservatory walls, paint doors, repair fences etc.

  252. Simon Oakley January 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm -  Reply

    I am going to build my own house this year and would like the best tools to do the best job possible .

  253. Michael Gregg January 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm -  Reply

    Measure twice, cut once and only pay once!!!

  254. Alan Rowlands January 20, 2013 at 3:54 pm -  Reply

    Finish what I start

  255. Graham Morris January 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm -  Reply

    It’s simple but should be effective.
    I won’t start another new DIY project till all the outstanding ones are finished “properly”.
    Should work because I love new projects.

  256. martyn cook January 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    This year i am going to stop building and finish what has been done everywhere i look theres bits to finish…. i am going to start at one end and work my way through and your kit would help me no end … fingers crossed !!

  257. Mr Terry Ray January 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    I afraid that due to severe Arthritis in all of my joints especially my hands my DIY prowess s very limited, however I think with a lot of effort and patience I can change all of the doors on my kitchen units to make it look brighter I don’t think it wise to start on the carcasses at this stage,
    regards Terry,,,

  258. Andy January 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    To build a Death Star & sell timeshare holiday apartments on it

  259. colin walker January 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm -  Reply

    To try to do things when they happen instead of leaving things to get worse.. I had a triple heart bypass last year and am trying to get back in to doing more things that i love, esp round the house.

  260. Joe Robert Spencer January 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm -  Reply

    I want to be able to complete our home extension so i have a bedroom again.

  261. Chris Gordon January 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm -  Reply

    To get my doors and windows draughtproofed! Didn’t think I had a problem ’til we got this weather – now I know I have!!!

  262. Anton January 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    Take care of the guttering. I kept putting it off, and then we get months of rain that has been leaking instead of being drained away.
    The moss won’t like me trying to fix it.

  263. Tina Moores January 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm -  Reply

    To stick to our original budget on each project, every room we have decorated so far has cost us twice as much as we planned. These tools would be great as we are about to totally refurbish our bathroom

  264. Zoe LB January 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm -  Reply

    New Years DIY resolution is to dust off the to do/fix list and crack on with it 🙂

  265. gary wilson January 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm -  Reply

    i need to find the time to put up some new shelves in the airing cupboard and put a new wardrobe in the bedroom for more space for my partners ever increasing amount of clothes.

  266. January 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm -  Reply

    We need new doors put up in all the rooms and the spare bedroom floor needs sanding

  267. micheal January 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm -  Reply

    my new years resolution is to declutter and paint my house,remove all things i dont need and tidy up

  268. Steve Butler January 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm -  Reply

    We have just moved house & really need to decorate, my new years resolution is to get it all done in 4 weeks & in the move all of my decorating tools have been lost

  269. George Brown January 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm -  Reply

    just to do DIY task which I know are within my capabilities

  270. Roger Bufton January 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm -  Reply

    To pain the stairs, I keep putting this off. But It got to be done as It looks so untie-die.

  271. barbara mcgibben January 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm -  Reply

    I am going to tackle all those little jobs that need doing around the home

  272. Cotiga Stefania January 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    To learn how to put up wall shelves correctly

  273. Linda Thorn January 20, 2013 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    To save up for a netbook
    as it would mean the world to my son
    As my sons foot wrapped round his lead
    To his netbook and with a bang
    It landed on the ground.

  274. ian January 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    Get myself into a position when I can reply:

  275. Matthew Paul January 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    So me and my soon to be wide can do up our lovely flat into the perfect home!!!! She may even hep 😉

  276. Greg January 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    To build a block pave driveway. I’ve always wanted one, I’ve learnt how to do it – it’s time!

  277. Katrina Dolan January 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    I need to get out and paint the outside of the house. I’ve been putting it off for a couple of years because of the bad weather. I might as well face it .. if I wait for a nice sunny day I could be waiting a long time yet.

  278. matthew evans January 20, 2013 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    My new years resolution is to construct my daughter a little kitchen from an old cabinet we have been given. I plan to construct an oven and a cupboard with a sink on the work top and gas hobs. My daughter is 17 months old and loves baking and cooking, and this is my first attempt at a woodwork project. I am really looking forward to seeing this project to the end.

  279. chris coleman January 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm -  Reply

    I’ve got to finish putting the fence up in the garden once this weather does one!

  280. denise lyons January 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm -  Reply

    i have a laminate floor that over the years has been scratched, stained and in parts ripped up. my resolution was to, money willing, make it good as new..

  281. mattehw davies January 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm -  Reply

    to do more diy around the house and tidy it up.

  282. Rebecca Flynn January 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm -  Reply

    My New Year’s DIY resolution is NOT to let my husband do it (it costs too much in repairs!), but to do it myself!

  283. Lola Balntas January 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm -  Reply

    To be extra nice to my plumber boyfriend, who is much better at DIY than me…..

  284. Viv Greenall January 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    DIY Resolution? Never start what we cant finish

  285. D Hilton January 20, 2013 at 6:13 pm -  Reply

    My new year DIY resolution is to get some1 in to finish all those jobs I started, like changing the fireplace, decorating my bedroom, laying a new floor.

  286. cyril rowlands January 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    like every one else who have entered this fabalous competition, I have loads’ OF d.i.y. Projects’ to finish off, but if Iwin this competition, it would be akin to catching a bolt of lightening in a bottle….priceless!

  287. louise mclean January 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    Just to stop putting jobs of till later,yes life is busy but its called DIY no one is going to do it for me. Just need to get some tools and motivation.

  288. ROGER LEWIS January 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm -  Reply


  289. Adam Goodall January 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm -  Reply

    So that I can finally put some carpet on my stairs and a roof above the house I started on 50 years ago 🙂

  290. diana jones January 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to PAY someone who knows what they are doing to finish ALL the jobs my darling husband has abandoned.

  291. miss j howard-simpson January 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm -  Reply

    Completely finish a room before starting another diy job. Got to be done, otherwise there is always little finishing touches and they never ever get done

  292. Ingrid M January 20, 2013 at 7:18 pm -  Reply

    in 2012 we had a new kitchen fitted and 2013 we will be working on our garden.

  293. Paul January 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm -  Reply

    Do it right the first time with the right kit.

  294. Richard Harrison January 20, 2013 at 7:55 pm -  Reply

    I am hopeless when it comes to DIY. I think I am on the same level as Frank Spencer in the TV programme Some Mother’s Do Have Them. My New Year’s DIY resolution is to start a fresh and improve and stick at it.

  295. Adrian Boler January 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    The bathroom is next, then a conservatory and onto landscaping the garden…. It’s going to be a long 2013!……. HELP.

  296. David Haig January 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm -  Reply

    I’ve got to put up another stair gate, at the bottom-as my Grandaughter has suddenly learned how to crawl up the stairs!

  297. J Holden January 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm -  Reply

    To install a ramp down to the garden area so my partner can get outside safely.

  298. susan clark January 20, 2013 at 8:20 pm -  Reply

    My DIY New Year’s resolution is to get my husband off the computer and on to all the jobs that have built up over the yrs

  299. Melanie Allen January 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm -  Reply

    clutter in the mind means clutter in my home, having a total clear out and going to start again, starting with my home

  300. pam cook January 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm -  Reply

    to finish our bungalow renovation,we have been living in our caravan in the garden since last july with only basic toilet and shower facilities .no proper kitchen or bathroom .just finished the bathroom and had our first decent showers

  301. Tecla Kilby January 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm -  Reply

    To clear out all the rubbish from our house. We have been hoarding a lot of stuff but we are never ever going to use them. So I want to clear the rubbish and start decorating so that I can sit down knowing that my house is all tidy’

  302. andrew rowe January 20, 2013 at 8:30 pm -  Reply

    I started building our self build modern contemporary home in 2004 and unfortunately due to having to take a job working in London away from my wife and 2 young sons in Durham a few years ago I have never finished it. They continue to live in the unfinished house and one day soon we hope to finish it as its our dream home. They have been very patient.

  303. Hannah Irish January 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    To redecorate my sons room Toy Story style 🙂

  304. Mark Sinclair January 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm -  Reply

    i have 2 childrens bedrooms to decorate and fit wardrobes and what not to. my resolution is to actually do it.

  305. Chris January 20, 2013 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    To fix the dripping tap that has been dripping for most of 2012.

  306. Phil Cross January 20, 2013 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Need to fix front door and put shelves up!!!

  307. kerry leverton January 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    To build myself a window seat!!

  308. Helen Farrugia January 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to not make a resolution as every year I end up disappointed!

  309. Leanne Lockhart January 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm -  Reply

    My NY DiY is to completely refurbish and re-decorate my flat. Complete over-haul.

  310. Jon January 20, 2013 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    My wife is buying me a scroll saw for my 30th on Friday. This year I’m looking forward to making some toys for my baby daughter who was born in august last year. I hope she’ll have as much fun playing with them as I’m going to have making them.

  311. Scott January 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    As a family we are redecorating our living room and have purchased some new furniture. We have what we need but these tools would be very handy.

  312. Karen McLeod January 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    My 2013 DIY Resolution is to paint our living room and downstairs loo! I bought the paint for both rooms last summer, but have not managed to find the time to shift everything and actually paint!

  313. Jed Harper January 20, 2013 at 9:59 pm -  Reply

    To do more DIY jobs in our new house as I have been pretty useless at household jobs in the past!

  314. Nicholas Kinsey January 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm -  Reply

    My new years diy resolution if i win this prize is to do a lot more jobs on my house to stop my wife nagging me lol.

  315. Ron nicholson January 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    I need to work harder at showing how much I appreciate the love and support of my wife and family over the years. I’ve not made life easy for them and I need to start putting this right as soon as possible.

  316. Sara B January 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm -  Reply

    To make our home more secure! We had an attempted burglary before Christmas and I’m determined to make sure they don’t come back for another go. We’ll be beefing up our alarm system, installing taller gates/fences and lots of security lighting! Think I’ll be needing a few new tools for all that..

  317. shazz January 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

    I desperately need to build my book shelves as I have books spilling all over my living room. I have cobwebs growing all over them, lol, and can never find what I’m looking for, need to organise. I have the shelves just need the motivation. Where is bob the builder when you need him?

  318. Sinead January 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    To find a solution for the flat roof in my kitchen. Every year I do a patch up job to try and get me through the winter but this year I have four assorted buckets catching the drips!

  319. Nicola January 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm -  Reply

    Mine is to get my dad to start on my built in wardobe which he promised last year, at least i won’t have to keep living out of plastic storage boxes when he finally gets around to it lol!!

  320. David Reed January 20, 2013 at 10:41 pm -  Reply

    Install a new bathroom upstairs and route the waste pipe through the floor/ceilings.

  321. Vakhida January 20, 2013 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    my DIY New Year resolution is to paint walls in my dining/kitchen, and hallway, also paint skirting boards and new doors. I will also need to measure and order window blinds, might even attempt to fix them to windows myself, as have no man around to help out, so have to rely on myself….x

  322. jacqueline howard January 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    My New Years Resolution is to do exactly what it says on the tin, DIY i’m going to Do It Myself, after years of waiting and asking, gonna crack on with everything myself haha wish me luck!! thanks

  323. Rich January 20, 2013 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    My new years resolution is to finally clear out the garage and put up some shelves. I’ve been needing to do this for years but haven’t got round to it but this year I’m going to make sure that it’s done. This competition is a blessing and would really help! Thank you

  324. Jaynehurdley January 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm -  Reply

    To install my tv in my bedroom on the wall so I can watch qvc from the comfort of my bed

  325. elaine robinson January 20, 2013 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    to decorate my dauhter’s loft,so it’s a bedroom to be proud of.

  326. loops January 20, 2013 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    To buy a new saw…mine keep dissapearing

  327. Ms C Bryan January 21, 2013 at 12:01 am -  Reply

    To sort out my damp cellar

  328. stuart January 21, 2013 at 12:17 am -  Reply

    I have done bits in my old house but non off its straight or done with the right tools
    I feel sorry for whos moved in haha

  329. shez January 21, 2013 at 12:17 am -  Reply

    my new years res is to complete all my decorating jobs tha i started in 2010. Its going to be a nice year if I can please all my family, but costs are slowing me down to the current climate/downturn. I wish I could raise the funds jest like that, but anyway if I WIN these bits it will certainly add some qulaity in my jobs

  330. Mohmed Juned Panchbhaya January 21, 2013 at 1:12 am -  Reply

    My father in-law has does to much for me
    So thought ad repay him (that my resolution)
    When I seen this competition I thought ad try my luck n win this for my father inlaw Cz he loves diy jobs n he is a electrician………
    Fingers crossed

  331. Carrie Talbot-Ashby January 21, 2013 at 1:54 am -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to stop nagging my hubby to do all the fixing and actually learn how to do it myself! After watching my husband put in really long hours at work, the last thing he wants to do when he comes home is fix a dodgy tap, and I suddenly realise how unfair I’ve been, so, I shall teach myself, and probably decrease the value of our home, but feel mighty satisfied that I don’t need a bloke to do everything for me!

  332. Anne Henwood January 21, 2013 at 6:18 am -  Reply

    My new years’s resolution is to motivate my husband to do some decorating. With him it’s always tomorrow and tomorrow never comes …………. so, if anyone has a bomb please let me know so I can drop it in his pants and get an explosion of activity out of him. 🙂

  333. June Wright January 21, 2013 at 6:35 am -  Reply

    To try and rectify my flat roof on my kitchen, as it has been leaking badly since the wet summer and my kitchen units are turning to mush.

  334. Shaun January 21, 2013 at 7:16 am -  Reply

    Tidy up the roofing on the Porch, and a fresh coat of paint all around the outsides

  335. Andrew Philby January 21, 2013 at 7:55 am -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to clear my to do list of all of the jobs I was putting off last year

  336. KATHY WYNNE January 21, 2013 at 9:10 am -  Reply


  337. deborah davies January 21, 2013 at 9:51 am -  Reply

    my diy resolution is to sort out my spare room. it hasnt been done since it was a nursery for my son and he is now 10. i am going to make it into a walk in clothes room so that the other 2 bedrooms wont have to have wardrobes as they are quite small anyway so we will have much more room.

  338. Mike J Ambler January 21, 2013 at 10:27 am -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to ring the local decorator myself.

  339. Audrey Tebbs January 21, 2013 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    I intend to knock down a woodworm eaten shed at the bottom of the garden and replace it with a safe play area for my grandchildren.

  340. hayley cooper January 21, 2013 at 10:51 am -  Reply

    To actually learn how to do it!!!

  341. Sean Evans January 21, 2013 at 11:26 am -  Reply

    My DIY new years resolution is to build my own desk. I have an odd shaped bedroom and I havent found anything in the shops to fit so I am going to attempt my own desk made ouot of laminated pieces of wood. I’ve been told to give it strong joints in the corners so it wont collapse. That seems like a good idea.

  342. Dora Botta January 21, 2013 at 11:32 am -  Reply

    Boarding up the loft for a better storage.

  343. Brian January 21, 2013 at 11:35 am -  Reply

    To drink better quality wine because life is to short to drink rubbish

  344. keith pollard January 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm -  Reply

    To use these these tools on my daughters room update – (if I win this comp)

  345. Mohammed Bhayat January 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm -  Reply

    to get my DIY clutter under control!!!!

  346. Abdul Rahman January 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    Mine iis to do up the flat i currently live in as its been 5 years since my sister moved in so it could really do with a face lift.

  347. k slater January 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm -  Reply

    To make my husband do all the DIY so I can go to the spa and have a pamper!

  348. Barry Gowthorpe January 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm -  Reply

    The wife has decided to redecorate the whole house this year so I’ll be getting a long list of jobs to do, anything that helps me complete them quicker and easier is a big bonus ( and it keeps her indooors happy )

  349. Mrs A Higgs January 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm -  Reply

    To get my husband to complete all the jobs he’s started but left unfinished!

  350. kevin davies January 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm -  Reply

    my resolution was to make a set of “sides” to fit to a bed to stop my sisters disabled daughter falling out. works brilliantly and only cost time and a bit of ingenuity. both my sister and her daughter can now sleep soundly. long live diy. : )

  351. Victoria MacLean January 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

    To finish the kitchen that was started a year ago, Due to unforseen problems with a floor which we are convinced is cursed. It has been a horrible, horrible job.

  352. K. Farrar January 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm -  Reply

    I am DIY determined to update my tired looking kitchen for spring so it is a place all the family want to spend time in.

  353. William Forrester January 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to build my Mum and Dad a nice big shed in the garden, they have had an old shed for as long as i can remember which is falling apart!
    This tool kit will be perfect to help me =]

  354. Karen Dawe January 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm -  Reply

    i want to finish decorating the house and rebuild the staircase

  355. Ann Robinson January 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm -  Reply

    My whole flat needs redecorating due to work being done on it so my resolution is to spend one day at the weekend on it until it is finished

  356. Nick Thorp January 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to GET ON WITH IT!
    I have just bought my first house with my partner, it needs loads of work, some essential building work, a kitchen (all it has now is a cupboard and electric 1980’s free standing oven), central heating and decorating. Not much at all. Hopefully once I get stuck in we should be able to move in after a couple of months. To win this DIY hamper would be an ideal start to the year!

  357. John Williams January 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    Repair the kitchen ceiling before it all comes down.

  358. Katherin gRegory January 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm -  Reply

    My DIY Resulution, is to turn my back bedroom into a bedroom! at the moment, my partner has alot of model car and real car items in there and thinks it’s his own little play room. With trying for a baby, he can’t have his own play room for much longer!

  359. peter thompson January 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm -  Reply

    To get onto grand designs with the restoration of an old barn in North Yorkshire

  360. Debbie-lee Morritt January 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm -  Reply

    Is to learn to do the DIY myself as my husband is a DIY disaster

  361. sylvia ward January 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    New years promise to my self : find work improve my home,life,future and decorate my house

  362. Graham Souch January 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm -  Reply

    My wife’s new years resolution is to get me to pull my finger out and not only start, but finish her list of DIY jobs. My new years resolution is to not moan about the lack of tools we have available. Does anybody keep their new years resolution?

  363. colin faulkner January 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    Got the wood, when spring arrives im gonna build a Cat House with a run.

  364. Sean Hoggard January 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

    to get on and improve my home!

  365. ann carline January 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    Get out more in the garden so the weeks don’t grow so high

  366. james dimsdale January 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm -  Reply


  367. Arthur Humphreys January 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm -  Reply

    to get celotex in between the rafters of my house to insulate and make two bedrooms upstairs afterwards. Wish me luck!

  368. Richard Ball January 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm -  Reply

    My NYE DIY resolution is to tidy up after myself, rather than stuff all my tools into the draw under the cutlery, because i can never find anything

  369. Priscilla Stubbs January 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to pay someone to do our garden, the hedges are getting out of hand and are too much for me to cope with. Once it is sorted I resolve to do my best to keep it that way!

  370. Tom January 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    My New Year resolution is to become wealthy enough to hire professionals, however, in the meantime to buy the best kit I can afford to do the job, because cheap paint brushes moult bristles, cheap paint runs everywhere and cheap women take your money, moult and run!

  371. elaine canavan January 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm -  Reply

    To deal with at least one DIY task each weekend AND in priority order ….as it’ll only get more expensive or more troublesome if left untended

  372. joanne darnell January 21, 2013 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    To learn to do diy myself instead of waiting for my husband!

  373. Geraldine Wynne January 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm -  Reply

    Oh yes, the answer to my son in law’s limited DIY skills. He says he could do it if he had the right tools!!!!!!!

  374. Brian Knowles January 21, 2013 at 6:28 pm -  Reply

    To only start a job that I know I can finish,and finish well.

  375. nino amoroso January 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm -  Reply

    to get round to fixing all all the things wifey wants me to fix!!

  376. James Watson January 21, 2013 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

    Finally fix the fence, it fell off and damaged months ago and has just been lent in the gap for ages.

  377. mark espie January 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm -  Reply

    Need to buy a few tools so I can finish a job without having to go out to the shops in the middle of a job !

  378. Deborah Prior January 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm -  Reply

    We’re set to move house soon so my resolution is to fit a square peg (all our stuff) into a round hole (a smaller house) whilst redecorating, job hunting, training a puppy, finding my way around a new area and organising our wedding in September. Wish me luck!

  379. lisa anderson January 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    Since I bought my little cottage a lot has gone wrong,
    Many a line from a builder I’ve been spun,
    The smallest of jobs ends up costing a lot,
    So a special new year’s resolution I’ve got.
    I’ve been learning from the internet to DIY,
    And many a new thing I am going to try.
    I’ve already fixed my toilet for just twenty six pence,
    So with these expensive workmen I can dispense.
    I’m booked on a roofing course to learn lead flashing,
    So no more will by purse take a bashing.
    Because this year my resolution will be,
    To do it for myself, clever old me.

  380. Lynn Dibb January 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm -  Reply

    Make a list of jobs to be done.

  381. Nigel Marshfield January 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm -  Reply

    To help and support those that have done so during my hard times.

  382. Jamie Ritchie January 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    To finally get our bedroom in a liveable state before our wedding after we bought our first house over a year ago.

  383. Corinne Fisher January 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    The council are renewing my kitchen in 2 weeks so fair to say the rest of the house is going to look pretty dingy. Time to get out the paintbrush and give the house a spruce up. First stop the bathroom which needs sealing against damp, a repaint and new surrounds around the double glazing. Then a revamp of my son’s room as he is turning into a teenager so wants a more up to date decor. Then the living room needs doing. It’s going to be a busy year

  384. Diane Graham January 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    Stayed in this house nearly 6 years and yet to redecorate and put our stamp on the place, New Year’s Resolution – we will this year, every room

  385. JulieDee January 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    we are moving shortly, so all the tools my hubbie has acquired over the years are going to be put to good use!!

  386. Philip Callaghan January 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    There’s a lot I need to do
    to stop my wife feeling blue
    With this hamper I’d DIY
    And be the apple of her eye

  387. Naomi Kent January 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm -  Reply

    My DIY New Year’s Resolution is to stop putting off decorating the house! We moved in almost two years ago now, and there’s one room that’s been half-decorated. We want a home this year, because currently it’s more like a hotel room; it’s missing ‘our’ imprint.
    There’s also a ton of photo frames that need to be put up, but we’re lacking a drill thick enough to get into the wall!
    Naomi x

  388. Kim Murphy January 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    My DIY New Year’s resolution is to be more confident in trying to do new things. I don’t have major renovations to do, just basic day to day DIY stuff.

  389. January 21, 2013 at 11:06 pm -  Reply

    oops, I emailed you my comments by they are;
    Hi, well here goes, my resolution is to try and get my other half to get out more so I can try and rectify his DIY. There are so many rooms that are half done and the house is a real embarrassment. Hubby hates change, so we have to do our DIY in shifts when he is out. I desperatly need paint, sand paper and filler and then I could attempt some salvage jobs.

  390. Jennifer Kelly January 21, 2013 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    I have 2 bedside tables & 3 chest of drawers that have been left in their boxes for over 18 months :O This IS the year that I knuckle down & build them – this set would help of course 😉

  391. Sonia Vegas January 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm -  Reply

    To learn how to fix things myself and up-cycle!

  392. skye robinson January 21, 2013 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    My new years revolution is to let my husband do it as he gets miffed when i do it without him :0)

  393. Peter Hopkins January 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    My D.I.Y. resolution this year is to get the back part of my house (the extension)insulated. Have got the attic being insulated in February so thats 1 less job to worry about. Then I would like to get new double glazed windows fitted.

  394. Jane Adams January 22, 2013 at 12:32 am -  Reply

    Make good and repaint the hall.

  395. kirstie marjoram January 22, 2013 at 2:08 am -  Reply

    Straighten up the wonky shelf,
    Unstick the sticky door,
    Screw down the squeeky floor boards
    So that they squeek no more!
    Glue peeling paper back in place
    Then paint that plastered wall,
    And cut a bit of skirting board to finish off the hall!
    This year it will be different,
    My jobs WILL all get done,
    And with help from Simon and qvc
    It might even be some fun!

  396. simone lee January 22, 2013 at 6:02 am -  Reply


  397. Heather Haigh January 22, 2013 at 7:09 am -  Reply

    To make a start, without losing heart
    And finish before it gets old
    To be a little braver with colour
    As magnolia is really not bold
    To complete preparation, without shouting ‘damnation’
    Though sanding and masking’s no fun
    Two bedrooms to do
    For they are long overdue
    So this spring I will get them both done

  398. Joseph Watson January 22, 2013 at 7:26 am -  Reply

    I will stop putting off all of the annoying little DIY jobs around the house because invariably they eventually get to be big jobs and cause ‘marital friction’.

  399. susan applegarth January 22, 2013 at 9:03 am -  Reply

    do DIY and DIY (Don’t Injure Yourself)

  400. Paul Aislabie January 22, 2013 at 9:50 am -  Reply

    My new years diy resolution if i win this prize is to do a lot more jobs on my house

  401. Barbara Bunning January 22, 2013 at 10:24 am -  Reply

    We are currently renovating a house whilst living in it and my resolution is to complete one room entirely before moving onto the next – With past renovations we have tried to do bits on every room all at once and it just caused stress and mess!

  402. Ross W January 22, 2013 at 11:09 am -  Reply

    My new year’s resolution was/is to fit 9 shelves in the 2 hall cupboards we have to allow us to get all our possessions out of rental storage and put them in the cupboards. I’ve got the shelves cut up and painted/glossed, just about to fit the brackets and will then fit them. It will make a world of difference once done.

  403. Robert January 22, 2013 at 11:28 am -  Reply

    To work around the house more.

  404. tim January 22, 2013 at 11:40 am -  Reply

    to make full use of the prize if I am luck enough to win it 🙂

  405. Maddy January 22, 2013 at 11:54 am -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is actually to leave it for him- my attempts to date have been disastrous and have ended up creating far more work and expense- particularly my attempt to change the washer in the kitchen… I will say no more as the memory is rather traumatic!

  406. Donna Davies January 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to have the confidence to try it myself! There are plenty of tutorial videos and instructions to follow online,.. These tools will help me make a start!

  407. sue doidge January 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm -  Reply

    i could keep my hubby busy with diy jobs for ages with this lovely prize

  408. tom connelly January 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

    Have you got a diy hamper that comes in pink for the wife?
    She is always the one with the final word with any diy job i do around the house no matter what it is

  409. M Evans January 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm -  Reply

    My DIY New Year’s resolution and is to decorate every room in my flat as it has not been decorated in the last 15 years and is looking very very tired and dated!!!! The decor at the moment is half and half with a dado rail,very eighties, (no laughing please!!!!!)

  410. Susanna Callaghan January 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm -  Reply

    Our New Year’s DIY resolution is to do DIY together, because it will improve our home and bring us closer as a couple.
    If we win, this amazing set will definitely help us miraclulously Seal, Grab N Bond as we Flow into painting, Easily edge closer, touch up and whirl into an Evolutionary Rage of activity and drill deeper for a variable amount of time until we are completely satisfied with the results.

  411. MARK COWLEY January 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    Had no work for the last 8 weeks so my wife has decided for me that it’s time to start learning a bit DIY. This prize would be a great start !!!

  412. simon detorres January 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm -  Reply

    My aim this year is to get in gear and actually replace our bathroom which i have been promising to do for a year now.

  413. Mr W.Howard January 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm -  Reply

    To replace an existing stainless steel sink with a Belfast sink with wooden cupboards and drainer. Why? Because this job has been on the ‘to do’ list for far too long now!

  414. Ms R Hardman January 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm -  Reply

    Find a hunky man to do it for me!

  415. Andrew Raven January 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    Would like the tools as my husband is a semi retired carpenter and lost everything we had in spain and had to come back.

  416. Colin Ford January 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    To try and finish decorating the kitchen after a small fire last year that covered everything in soot. Painting the ceiling is the job I will hate most as not getting paint on the walls as well is always my downfall

  417. Aleck G January 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    We bought our first house last year and it’s needed complete redecoration. The majority of it has been done, but this year’s resolution is to change all of the interior doors and completely redecorate our hallway and stairs to get rid of the nicotine brown walls that we inherited from the previous owners – and perhaps more importantly, to stop my wife nagging me to do it!

  418. Mark Madeley January 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Need to do the DIY
    Well to give it a try
    QVC will help me out
    Stop the wife having to shout
    If I fail I’ll cry!

  419. victoria joynes January 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    My New Years Resolution is to move my daughter into the bigger bedroom but first I need to move all the “junk” that is being stored in there out to the garage which also needs a lot of DIY. Then I can decorate the big room for her!

  420. Brenda Davies January 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm -  Reply

    There are so many jobs but definitely first on the list is the damp patches in my living room ugh

  421. emma jones January 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm -  Reply

    Mine is to re-paint all my manky old windows! living so close to the coast is rotting them and would love to not have to hide them behind blinds as my view is awesome!

  422. Patricia Bond January 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm -  Reply

    to master the art of paper hanging – how hard can it be???

  423. Gemma January 22, 2013 at 7:24 pm -  Reply

    To complete a half marathon by the end of the year.

  424. Gemma January 22, 2013 at 7:24 pm -  Reply

    To complete a half marathon by the end of the year.

  425. January 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    i love doing diy

  426. Gillian Silverthorn January 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    Make a list of jobs then divide the jobs into sections.Ticking off each one as i complete it.
    ie-For a whole damp house!!
    1.Find the cause of damp.
    2 treat.
    3 preparing.
    This way seeing just how much is being achieved.

  427. Whiteshadows January 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to teach myself how to redecorate the living room. Im sick of waiting for men. If you want a job done properly you should do it yourself!!!

  428. Alison Johnson January 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm -  Reply

    To get my Husband to do more DIY for us instead of for friends, neighbours and other family members who ask him. He is very good at DIY so it frustrates me that our house needs so much! He took our en-suite shower out in 2004 and hasn’t fitted the new one yet. He moved it to the garage when I left a birthday cake on the box which has our new shower in and had a delivery date on it! I know this seems sexist but he won’t even let me paint as he says I don’t do it right so my DIY hands are tied as I patiently wait and admire other peoples new bathrooms and kitchens that he has fitted for them. It’s a good job I love him so much!

  429. lynsey graham January 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    im in need of diy for my bathroom as a cowboy did a cowboy job and has left my bathroom upside down.

  430. Adam Downes January 22, 2013 at 9:47 pm -  Reply

    Last year was a slow year for my new company,
    This year it’s about my tools and me.
    Effort and workmanship is at the top of my list,
    From painting the ceilings, and area’s that have been missed.
    We’ve hit 2013 and ive made a new years resolution!
    To focus on projects that need a fix, a solution.
    Using this hamper, would get my jobs fixed much quicker,
    THANK YOU My house will finally get that all time PAMPER!

  431. Cathy January 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm -  Reply

    Do more, procrastinate less.

  432. Lynda Sanderson January 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Preparation, Preparation and Preparation, so I can avoid my husband making all the mistakes he does. I will look up all the tips and help, starting at QVC. Next the tools, the best for the job to save time and make the job easy and enjoyable. There is always a tool for a job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And don’t forget the plastic bags, cleaning materials for the end.
    Oh dear, is it time to wake up now !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  433. Rachel W January 22, 2013 at 10:53 pm -  Reply

    I made a new year’s resolution over 10 years ago that I would never make a new year’s resolution again, and I have stuck to it 🙂

  434. Gail G January 23, 2013 at 1:48 am -  Reply

    I resolve to finish off all the part finished projects before I start on anything else – I do – look – hand on heart. It’s always easy to get enthusiastic about new plans (ohh so many plans!), hard to focus on just one area especially when there is so much needing attention and progress feels real slow. Of course the one thing that you need is always missing from the decorating box…oops there might be no excuses with this boxful…

  435. debbie patching January 23, 2013 at 7:14 am -  Reply

    To keep trying to do things myself and learn as I go along

  436. Frances Heaton January 23, 2013 at 10:20 am -  Reply

    My new year’s DIY resolution is to create more storage space.
    There is lots of room under the stairs and I intend to build a cupboard with shelving. This would neatly store shoes, ironing board, irons and all the clutter which overflows other spaces.
    I can’t wait to get started!

  437. naomi January 23, 2013 at 10:21 am -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to do little and often, I get so fed up with my house as there are so many things that need doing, a lot of them are only small things that wouldn’t take long it just needs time and motivation.

  438. Lou Chambers January 23, 2013 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Mine is to decorate the hall, landing & stairs 🙂 Decorating is one of my fave things to do, but usually there is no money for paint etc… Thankfully we have a little extra this month so I’m going to grab it & add a little sunshine to our hallway. Can’t wait!

  439. peter clist January 23, 2013 at 11:28 am -  Reply

    To do all the jobs around the house that I promise to do last year for my wife and left

  440. natalie white January 23, 2013 at 11:47 am -  Reply

    is to finish things we have started in the house but haven’t got around to finishing them

  441. Susanna B January 23, 2013 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    My DIY New Year’s resolution is to repair all the worn and damaged bits and pieces inside and outside my house, because I am sick of looking at them and because I don’t want little problems to become big ones!

  442. Rachel Dann January 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm -  Reply

    My New Years Resolution for 2013 is to convert our Garage into an Office

  443. David Jones January 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    To avoid drilling through a live cable and in doing so smashing the hob would be GREAT!

  444. Marnie Tomlinson January 23, 2013 at 5:52 pm -  Reply

    My new year resolution is to teach my husband how to diy!!!!

  445. January 23, 2013 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Need to remember to wash my brushed out after painting, its costing me a fortune

  446. Sue J Sales January 23, 2013 at 6:40 pm -  Reply

    My new years DIY resolution is to gloss the doors and skirting throughout the house (and as I have 14 doors to paint I am not looking forward to it very much!)

  447. Eva Appleby-Gill January 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    My new years resolution is to build some lovely Decking with my hubby so all the family can sit down to al fresco dining

  448. Becky John January 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm -  Reply

    To actually attempt DIY jobs that I would usually call experts in to do, I need to gain more confidence and hope to do this with some good reading material.

  449. Sylvia Paul January 23, 2013 at 7:22 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to finally crack on with decorating my front room. It was last decorated when I was pregnant with my daughter, and she is now 13!

  450. Emily Jayne Phipps January 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm -  Reply

    I have a baby on the way, and as i’m providing him/her with a good home while he/she is growing, I need to sort out the nursery ASAP! Before they go from a lovey environment to a room not made for babies… and when I say I’ve got to, I mean my Husband 🙂

  451. Christine Mutter January 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm -  Reply

    My DIY new years resolution is to nag my husband until he completes all of the unfinished DIY projects he has started in the house

  452. Lila B taylor January 23, 2013 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    My DIY New Years Resolution,
    Is to stage a minor revolution,
    The Kitchen is first on the list,
    I will rule with an iron fist,
    I will strip, fill and plaster,
    The cutting in I will master,
    Box in the pipes, relay the floor,
    Then trade in my husband cos I’ll need him no more!!

  453. Gareth Hughes January 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    To replace all our horrible pale kitchen doors that have curling laminate, with solid oak doors to give the kitchen a much warmer up to date look.

  454. debbie anne hume January 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    My DIY new year is to finish decorating the house and move on to the garden by summer. xxx

  455. Catherine Walsh January 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    To learn how to fix things myself without the need for my husband to do it!

  456. Sarah Parker January 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm -  Reply

    My new years DIY resolution is to show my husband up by doing some DIY jobs which I’ve been waiting for him to do for the last year.

  457. Nathan Wood January 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    My resolution for this year is more an aim, and that is to buy my wife and I first house that needs work doing to it rather than buying a finished article. So i need all the help i can get!

  458. Brian Williams January 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm -  Reply

    To complete the construction of my DIY garden shed which I started in 1998!

  459. Dee January 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    To finish off any jobs that I start!

  460. Lesley Bain January 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm -  Reply

    Not being in a position financially any more to pay people to come in and do my decorating I am focussed this year on doing everything myself. Things I have never done before, such as wallpapering and small joinery jobs, are on my list of things to master before this year is out.
    There is a lot of work needing done on my house, but I am excited to give it all a go and know I will feel a massive sense of achievement when it is finally all done, and I can say I did it myself 🙂

  461. carrie barclay January 23, 2013 at 11:46 pm -  Reply

    I am a girl that cant do anything diy wise so I need to learn thats my resolution

  462. Kelly Hockings January 24, 2013 at 3:49 am -  Reply

    Mine is to do up my whole house as sick of waiting for the council to come round so will do all the kids bedrooms decorate my kitchen got to replater all my frontroom and decorate it all want it to look nice and homely going to take months but so want it to look nice x

  463. DYLIS MARSDEN January 24, 2013 at 7:24 am -  Reply

    Its blowin’ a gale through every door.there’s rubble on the kitchen floor,you can see your breath in every room,no heating in this house of gloom.there’s damp that’s comin’ through the wall.the guttering’s about to fall.the plaster’s crunblin’ off the wall.we need the tools to do it all.

  464. Debbie Loveday January 24, 2013 at 7:25 am -  Reply

    With my husband being relocated and my son changing schools in September we find ourselves house hunting. Therefore we have to do the necessary upgrading to our house to put it on the market……..

  465. Katie January 24, 2013 at 9:28 am -  Reply

    I open the door and walk through it fast,
    I realised the paint job wasn’t going to last.
    As more days past I noticed it more,
    Kept my eyes away and on the floor.
    Scuffed paint and skirting boards do not go,
    I rush people past so they don’t know.
    Soon dear skirting boards it’s day DIY,
    There will be no more need for us to be shy.

  466. Vanessa earle January 24, 2013 at 9:40 am -  Reply

    My resolution is to sand down all the doors and skirting in my house in preparation for a new coat of paint. My kids will be helping me (12 & 7) do the sanding so that they can learn the art of DIY.

  467. Brian Sam Herron January 24, 2013 at 9:41 am -  Reply

    My New Years resolution is to stop asking the wife to do the odd simple jobs around the house. She only ever replies to my requests by saying “DO IT YOURSELF”. Anyway it’s quicker and better to do it myself especially if I have the right tools for the job

  468. EVA January 24, 2013 at 9:46 am -  Reply

    garden will be my priority this year ,i would be more green this year but trying to grow some vegetables for each season

  469. sue ward January 24, 2013 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    It would inspire me to get those long left jobs done!

  470. amy g January 24, 2013 at 11:08 am -  Reply

    For keeping my DIY resolution,
    This brilliant prize is the perfect solution,
    With thankyous due to QVC,
    Decorating that room will be less costly!

  471. Clare Wilson January 24, 2013 at 11:26 am -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to finish all the little jobs round our house like putting up curtain tracks, pictures and mirrors and then give some rooms a fresh coat of paint to make our home as beautiful as it can be.

  472. Marie January 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm -  Reply

    put some shelves up

  473. Gagan January 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm -  Reply

    To NOT let the ‘messed-up home’ fairy visit our home again and me doing a lot more of the DIY !

  474. Marian Pugh January 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm -  Reply

    My hubby has procrastinated.
    The hall, stairs and landing is hated.
    A paint cover is all that I need
    And this prize would help him succeed.
    A few more jobs would be added to the list
    With these tools none would be missed!
    I might even help too
    With the aid of this prize from you.

  475. John Thompson January 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to actually start to work through the list that my wife has drawn up for me.
    If it gets any longer I’ll be able to paper the hall, stairs and landing with it!
    New house was purchased in May 2012 – time to start making it a home

  476. Robert Ferris Campbell January 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm -  Reply

    Need new DIY Tools,this would be lovely to win,can rebuild garden shed.

  477. Caroline James January 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm -  Reply

    My new year resolution is to save up for our first family holiday abroad, and not only will I be attempting to shave money off regular bills, but to reduce shopping expenditure too.

  478. Caroline James January 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm -  Reply

    Ah, have just noticed it said DIY resolution. Well, mine is to put in functional storage in all the bedrooms as they are tiny.

  479. Sheena Read January 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm -  Reply

    To get my home in order whatever it takes.

  480. Anthony John Green January 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm -  Reply

    JDI ( Just Do It )

  481. Mrs Pamela Cooper January 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    too many jobs that need finishing off so this year they will be done

  482. maggie fawcett January 24, 2013 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    To just do it! what out all you niggling jobs !

  483. Ian major January 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to do any DIY jobs that need doing within the followingi week.

  484. Laura Pugh January 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to not start one job/project before finishing the last one! I currently have about 5 half-done jobs on the go…..

  485. Caroline Smith January 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    To finish the house we live in so we can make a start on renovating our ‘Forever Home’.

  486. Jo Smith January 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm -  Reply

    My DIY resolution is to get my dad to teach me how to do more jobs around the house. I can paint and decorate, but am a little afraid to try much else…and he is always willing to do anything that needs doing….but us women on our own should be able to be self-sufficient, and not have to rely on a man to help!!

  487. Celia January 24, 2013 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to stop trying to tackle 50 jobs at once and just to do one at a time but do it properly!

  488. Haypressto January 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    To get my daughter more for her own toolkit. She’s already the one who others turn to at university when they want kit mended! (Music Technology course (3 girls 40 lads!)

  489. Sarah Elbrow January 24, 2013 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    Starting in the spring i plan on redecorating every room in my house, starting with the bathroom, bedrooms then working my way down!!

  490. Angela Raine January 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm -  Reply

    My resolution is to finnish decorating the house we bought a year ago and i can’t think of anything better than some brand new Harris brushes(i looove them!) to finnish my decorating jobs plus all the other items are a must

  491. sarah wells January 24, 2013 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    To buy or hire the right tools for the job, using a knife as a screw driver is probably the reason none of my jobs get finished

  492. Vicky-Louise Robinson January 25, 2013 at 12:08 am -  Reply

    My new years resolution is to finish off the decorating – it’s 4 years since we moved in & some of it never got finished!

  493. jean D January 25, 2013 at 3:30 am -  Reply

    My New Year DIY resolution is to stop procrastinating and actually do some DIY? I am now retired and thought I would do all the little ‘jobs’ around the house that have accumulating . The hamper would be my kickstart for a spring time DIY revolution.

  494. Mrs Natalie E.A. Spring-Brown January 31, 2013 at 11:40 am -  Reply

    To decorate our bedroom and make it the perfect place to relax as my husband deserves following a horrendous year.

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