Horizontal window blinds provide shade in a room that gets hit by direct sunlight and help reduce glare. But when horizontal blinds are too long, they are not only unpleasant to look at, but are also unsafe for children and pets. This can be a serious (and possibly even deadly) household hazard.
The Family Handyman shares a very simply solution to minimize this problem– cut the blinds shorter. This post walks you through 3 very simple steps to shorten horizontal window blinds. Here’s an overview:
1. Remove the plug from the rail at the bottom of the blinds.
2. Remove the pull chord from the center of the ladder chords.
3. Restring the pull chord back to bottom rail.
Read the detailed instructions with images to help here in shortening your horizontal window blinds.