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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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Customer Service FAQ – How To Fix Crooked Aluminum Mini Blinds

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Thanks for tuning in to yet another Customer Service FAQ!  In today’s post, we are going to learn how to fix crooked Aluminum Mini Blinds.  Here we go! Tools Needed: Level and Flat head screw driver Step 1: First do a level check on your blind.  Use a level to determine if the brackets, window and mounting surface are level. Step 2: Every cordless blind will use a cordless grip handle to operate the product up and down.  It is important to make sure the handle has been installed in the center of the bottom rail so that it can raise…

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Window FAQ – What Are The Best Blinds for the Basement?

Whether you have a finished basement or not, privacy is still a top priority – and that’s where we come in!  Find out what window coverings Blinds.com deems “Best Blinds for the Basement” in today’s Window FAQ. Sports Themed Basement With football season just kicking off, (no pun intended!), we have the best blinds for the basement for all you crazy sports fans! A great way to show off your pride (and not ruin your fancy upstairs décor) is to create a man cave dedicated to your favorite team. Find your favorite team from our Blinds.com Collegiate Roller Shades and drape your windows with school spirit.  Go Team Go!   Finished or UnFinished Basements If you’d like to be a little more conservative with your…

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Customer Service FAQ – How to Replace a Cord Tilter: 2″ Horizontal Blinds

We all know how frustrating it can be when your blinds break - ugh!  Tilting your slats open and closed is a daily routine for most customers, so what do you do if they no longer tilt? Tune in to today’s Window FAQ: How To Fix Blinds That Won’t Tilt – 2″ Horizontal Blinds Tools Needed: Flat Head Screw Driver, Rubber Mallet, Needle-nose Pliers Step 1: Remove the valance from the valance clips.  Tilt the slats horizontally.  Lift and lock slats in the raised position with approximately 1″ of space between the top slat and the underside of the headrail. Step 2: Remove the blind from the mounting brackets. Step 3: Remove the cord tassels and washers from the tilter cords…

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Customer Service FAQ – Fix Uneven Cordless Top Down Bottom Up Cellular Shades

  You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! We’ve now gone over how to fix uneven cordless shades and uneven corded shades, but how do you adjust a crooked top rail on a cordless top down bottom up shade?  Tune in to today’s FAQ to learn how to fix an uneven cordless top down bottom up product! Tools Needed: Flathead Screwdriver Step 1: To operate a cordless top down bottom up product it is important to use a total of 4 clear grip handles.  2 handles for the top rail and 2 for the bottom rail.  If you are using less than 4 total,…

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Customer Service FAQ – How to Fix a Crooked Shade

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Have a shade that is crooked or just does not hang properly?  Well you’ve come to the right place to learn how to fix it!  There are of course a number of different styles of lift features and products, but in today’s FAQ, we are going to focus on: How to Fix a Crooked Shade with a Standard Pull Cord Tools needed:  Carpenter’s Level, Metal Measuring Tape Step 1: Use a Carpenter’s level to make sure the brackets, window and mounting surface are level. Step 2: If the brackets…

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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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Window FAQ: How to Measure for Bay Window Blinds

The home on the show, Full House, was the quintessential Bay Window in my opinion! The beautiful Victorian style home was such an iconic image for all children of the 80s.  Bay windows add so much character to any home, so it is important to get your window treatement right!  Check out some tips on how to measure for a bay window: Find your Product: Before you can even think about taking your measurements, it is important to select your product first.  Each blind will have a different depth that will come into play when installing.  Be sure to look on our website for the different depth requirements per product.  Take the inside mount fully recessed measurement for an accurate result: How to Measure: Now it’s time…

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WINDOW FAQ: Best Window Coverings for French Doors and Sliding Glass Windows

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Tips on Patio Doors… Patio doors provide homes with access to fresh air and the beautiful outdoors.  And, since they are the focal point in any room, you of course want the perfect window coverings! Today, we have created a few patio door tips that we think will help with your next purchase – enjoy! There are two kinds of patio doors: French doors and Sliding Glass Windows French Doors Cell shades are the perfect option for French doors.  Their low profile design prevents the shades from sticking out…

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WINDOW FAQ: Should I install my blinds as an Inside or Outside Mount?

You’re tuning into to another ‘Window FAQ’ post from Mindy, a fabulous Customer Service Representative here at Blinds.com. Have a window covering question you’d like help with? Leave a comment below! Inside Mount vs. Outside Mount  At Blinds.com, we strive to make ordering blinds online both easy and exciting.  Here is a common FAQ that should help make your experience just that! One of the first questions I get asked in Customer Service is “How should I install my blinds… Inside or Outside Mount?” First things first… check your window depth!  Do you have a shallow window or a deep window? *If you missed our last FAQ on Window Depth, be sure to check out the following link:  Do I Have Enough…

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