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Make a Template to Hang Your Curtain Rods

I was going to have to hang four curtain rods, I came up with a solution to hang them all at the same height and the same distance from the window.  This process in the past has involved measuring up, measuring out, using a level, repeat. Sometimes it would involve drilling multiple holes when something didn’t work out.  So, I took some time to figure out where I wanted the holes and I made a template.

via missmustardseed.com

Here’s a clever solution to the problem of not having enough hands when trying to position the brackets for a curtain or drapery rod. She shows how to make a template to aid with bracket placement. Sweet!

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Cleaning Your Vertical Blinds

Steps to Dust Blinds:

Dusting vertical blinds regularly, as you do the rest of your home, will keep them cleaner longer. Use a duster that lifts the dust right off the blinds rather than on that moves it around, such as a rag. The Fuller Ostrich Feather Duster or Swiffer Dusters are good choices here.

You should try to clean vinyl slats without taking them down. If your blinds are getting older, the plastic is probably getting brittle from exposure to the sun. By removing the slats you might end up breaking the clips that they hang from, or slats can break out at the top where they clip into the rail.

To clean your blinds in place, just wipe them with a damp cloth. Using both hands, wrap the cloth around the slat and wipe from the top down. This is also a good way to remove static electricity from newly installed slats that are sticking together and not hanging straight.

When cleaning, be careful not to use anything abrasive that might scratch the vinyl.

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Leica Disto D2 Laser Measure for Measuring Blinds

If you are the person responsible for gathering initial jobsite measurements, you probably work alone and need to be able to work quickly and accurately and then move on to the next job.

In a worst case scenario, you need to be prepared to measure wide spans to the nearest 1/16″, from a ladder, around obstacles, in a room with low light, without a helper. The Leica Disto D2 Laser Distance Measure allows you to do all of those things.

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