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The Ultimate Guide to Blinds + Child Safety

r March 7, 2014 | B Home Safety

Not sure what all the fuss is about blinds cords and child safety? Get educated and find out why the Window Covering Safety Council recommends that only cordless window coverings are used in homes with small children. Educate yourself with some of our top child safety articles and find out how you can save when you upgrade to cordless blinds or shades. Checklist for Child Window Covering Safety Children and window cords don’t mix. Find out how to make your home the safest it can be. Safe Nursery Decor and Childproofing Tips Nursery decor is about more than choosing giraffes or hot air balloons for a theme. Here are a few nursery safety tips that’ll keep your baby’s room stylish…

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Make a Valentine’s Day Banner with Crafty at Home

r January 31, 2014 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects, Home Safety

Spread some love at home with a simple felt banner for Valentine’s Day. It’s tempting to pick up new seasonal decor every year, but that can get awfully pricey. Why now make this year’s holiday decor?  You’ll save lots and can brag about your handiwork! How to Make A Valentine’s Day Banner Welcome guests into your home with this cheerful sign on the door. What You Need: White Felt – Small sheet Red Felt – Large sheet. We bought about a yard. Ink Pen  Scissors Hot Glue Gun Dowel Rod - Cut 2″ wider than your felt banner will be. Baker’s Twine Pom-Pom Trim How To Make A Valentine’s Wall Hanging 1. Trace banner shape onto red felt and cut out. Ours is…

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Safer Home Part 2: Safe Nursery Decor and Childproofing Tips

r October 17, 2013 | B Home Safety

Nursery decor is about more than choosing giraffes or hot air balloons for a theme. Here are a few nursery safety tips that’ll keep your baby’s room stylish and safe. Look Out For Hidden Chemicals Paints and furniture stains can release toxic chemicals into the air of your nursery for up to three years. These can be harmful to children whose membranes are more sensitive than adults’. Make a safer choice by selecting Zero-VOC, non-toxic, solvent-free paints and furniture made from natural wood, not treated particleboard.   Choose a Safe Floor Plan Think about safety when planning the layout of your nursery. Place cribs away from any window treatments, where cords can be a choking hazard. It’s best to place the…

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Make Your Windows Cuter…and Safer with InstaFit™

Fab blogger Tiffany is the fearless leader of the cute team over at Making The World Cuter.  She’s an organization freak and her tips for schoolroom organization and keeping legos from taking over your house are so smart! As you may have realized by reading our Safer Home Series, October is National Window Covering Safety Month. We’re trying to do out part to raise awareness about window cord safety, and the dangers that corded window coverings can pose to small children. Read Part 1 of the Safer Home Series: Checklist for Child Window Safety Tiffany just installed our InstaFit™ Cordless Honeycomb Shades and shared her emotional personal experience with a window cord accident. We were so moved that we wanted to share…

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Checklist for Child Window Covering Safety

Children and window cords don’t mix. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about once a month a child between 7 months and 10 years dies from window cord strangulation and another child suffers from a near strangulation. When window cords are within reach for small children, these seemingly harmless products may become hazards. At Blinds.com we take child safety very seriously, so here are a few ways that you can make your windows safer for kids. Child Safety Tips for Window Blinds: Make the Switch to Cordless Blinds or Shades. The National Window Covering Safety Council recommends that only cordless window coverings be installed in children’s bedrooms and sleeping areas. Newer blinds are constructed to meet updated safety standards, so replace…

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Save on Child Safe Blinds + Get a Free Cordless Upgrade!

r October 2, 2013 | B Giveaways and Promotions, Home Safety

Need to redecorate on a budget? Save on custom window coverings with blinds on sale at Blinds.com. For window covering Safety Month, we’re giving you a discount on all child safe window coverings, and a free cordless upgrade, which makes your home that much safer for kids and pets. Learn more about Window Covering Safety Get 20% Off Bali Blinds & Shades! If you’re looking for big brands, then we’ve got big savings for you. With Bali’s superior line of designer products, you can improve your windows in no time at all. This month, save 20% on Bali blinds and shades! Use the code Bali20 at checkout!   Free Cordless Upgrade on Select Blinds & Shades* Safety and style — there’s…

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Nursery Decor Fit For Royalty – Will and Kate’s Style For The New Heir

As the world welcomes his Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, Sources close to the royal couple say that Will and Kate, “have a small nursery prepped, but it’s humble.” Whether royally extravagant, or as affordable as some of Kate’s fashion choices, the nursery style is sure to make waves in the baby decor for decades. A Neutral Face Before the royal birth, the couple kept tight lips about the gender of the baby, and although Kate purchased a light blue Bugaboo stroller, the nursery is said to be decorated in a mix of neutral colors. The suite above is a recently remodeled room in London’s Grosvenor House. Lush draperies, a four poster bed and crib canopy give traditional elegance, while…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds

No matter how insignificant it may seem, intuitive design can remove many of life’s little headaches add to stress and frustration. Have you ever made a fool of yourself jerking a blinds cord from side to side trying to adjust it? We believe that basic operation shouldn’t be a challenge. That’s why Blinds.com offers an alternative that makes raising your blinds effortless, and even a little fun – cordless. Free Cordless During April! During April we’re offering a free cordless upgrade for many top products, but time’s almost up! The sale ends 3/31. Free Cordless Upgrade on Blinds.com Brand Shades Free Cordless on Bali Shades Free Cordless on Graber Blinds and Shades   The Dos and Don’ts of Cordless Blinds Cordless…

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Safer Home Giveaway Winner!

r October 16, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions, Home Safety

Congrats to Donna L. who is the winner of $1500 of Norman Brand Cordless Window Treatments in our Safer Home Giveaway! Thanks to all of you who entered! (Psst… If you didn’t win this time, keep your eyes out for a HUGE cash giveaway coming up this Friday!) Are Your Windows Safe? Don’t forget all the ways you can make your home safer for kids and pets! Find safety recommendations and tips on these helpful pages: Blinds and Shades Safer for Kids from Blinds.com Basic Window Cord Safety from The Window Covering Safety Council Are Your Window Coverings Safe? – from the Consumer Product Safety Commission   Make Your Home Safer With Cordless Even if you didn’t win, the Window…

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‘Safer Home’ Giveaway – $1500 Cordless Blinds and Shades

r October 9, 2012 | B Giveaways and Promotions, Home Safety

October is window covering safety month! To spread awareness about household hazards, and how to make homes safer for kids and pets, we’re giving away $1500 worth of Norman Brand Cordless Window Treatments!  Cordless blinds and shades have a modern lift system that can be raised or lowered with just a finger. They are a safer choice for households with kids and pets, but also bring added convenience and ease. Entering is easy! Leave us your name and email on our Facebook giveaway page by 10/15, and you’ll have a chance to win a cordless home makeover! Norman cordless light filtering cellular shades   Window Covering Safety Tips: Choose cordless products-  Government safety officials and the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) recommend…

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