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LouLawrence

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Posted: 05/08/21 06:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We got rid of the day/night shades and replaced them with cordless cellular blinds. They are light enough to let light in during the day but keep wandering eyes out. In the bedroom we installed blackout versions so it is nice and dark for sleeping even when there are security lights outside. It was one of the best changes.
If you are in the NE you can have custom cut blinds at Menard's while you wait. I have seen some at Home Depot and Lowe's but they did not rock my world. Any of the blinds dealers can order exactly what you need within a week or so.

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I have restrung our blinds several times over the years. I use Kite String from Walmart !
As far as cleaning goes this too is doable !
I soak them in a tub of warm water with some liquid detergent . I use the home bathtub .
Then air dry !
The rig is old enough to vote !

Oh by the way I replaced all those plastic spools with Stainless Steel Sewing Machine Bobbins!

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Posted: 05/12/21 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DS Canuck wrote:

I have restrung our blinds several times over the years. I use Kite String from Walmart !
As far as cleaning goes this too is doable !
I soak them in a tub of warm water with some liquid detergent . I use the home bathtub .
Then air dry !
The rig is old enough to vote !

Oh by the way I replaced all those plastic spools with Stainless Steel Sewing Machine Bobbins!


I was thinking that the use of regular twine (I guess like kite string) is why ours doesn't go up and down evenly. Is it because the tension if off?


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Posted: 05/12/21 10:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I replaced all my shades with Levolor Room Darkening Cellular Shades. I like dark, insulating and push up and down feature. They were less than day/night shades and work better for me.


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