Summertime….who can resist the allure of sunshine, the temptation of curling up in front of the window? Children and pets alike are drawn to the window in summer, but it can be dangerous. If your blind cords are dangling freely, they pose a serious risk of strangulation for children and pets.
Luckily, keeping your family safe is simple. After these 3 quick fixes, you can rest easy letting your children and pets enjoy the natural light indoors.
Tip #1: Smart Furniture Placement
Keeping cribs, beds or playpens away from windows will prevent the opportunity of a child becoming entangled in any cords. If possible, keep all furniture along walls that do not have windows, especially ones that your child are in regularly or play on. Consider placing pillows or cushions in the sun’s path so they can still enjoy the sun without having to sit dangerously close to the blind cords.
Tip #2: Shorten Cords
Make sure all tassels and cords are pulled as short as possible. Install a hook on the wall next to your windows to wrap any long cords around to shorten them and keep them out of reach. You can also install a roll-up cord to keep cords flush against the wall, but still easy for parents to use. There are other ways to shorten your cords, please contact us help you through the process.
Tip #3: Go Cordless
This fix takes a bit more time and planning but is much easier and faster than you think. If you’ve been considering an upgrade for a while, summer is the perfect time to take the plunge and swap out your corded blinds for cordless blinds. Not only are cordless blinds safer and easier to use, but there are many stylish options to suit any home décor. Request a quote today!
We’re excited to announce a new safety campaign – Just One. If you tell one person about blind cord safety and that person tells one person…pretty soon, we’re all safer. An easy way to start is by sharing this blog post with someone who has young children or owns pets. Together, we can make the world safer one window at a time!
And stay tuned in June for an exciting FREE giveaway dedicated to blind cord safety. Watch our Facebook page for more details coming soon!
Blind Installation and Repair is ready make any repairs beyond the DIY variety, as well as provide support for installation and adjustments to your blinds. Contact the experts at Blind Installation and Repair. We’d be happy to help!