how to shorten blinds
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If you already own wood or faux wood blinds that are just too tall, sometimes you don’t need to buy new blinds. You can just shorten the ones you already have.

In this short video, you will learn the easy way to do this. With your blind still hanging in your window, remove the plugs located on the bottom rail of the blind to reveal the knotted lift cords. Untie the knots and remove the bottom rail of your blind. Now pull up on each lift cord, just enough so you can easily pull out the extra slats. Insert your bottom rail through the ladders directly below your last slat, and thread the lift cord back through the holes in the bottom rail. Next, place your bottom rail on the window sill, and rotate your slats horizontally. To leave enough ladder string to tie your bottom rail back on, cut your ladder strings just below the top-most rung. Next, slide the ladder plugs back onto the lift cord and secure with knots at the end of each cord. Don’t worry about the excess cord. Raise your blinds and the extra slack will be alleviated. Tie the extra ladder cords together in a knot. Stuff the knots into the bottom rail holes and replace the plugs. If the plugs doesn’t fit, trim strings as needed. Finish by testing the blind to make sure the knots and plugs are secure.