Blinds can be a great addition in any home, there are many different styles and choices out there available in any price range. But what are the steps needed to clean them?
As we all know, there are many different styles of blinds out there; of the many choices vinyl, aluminum, and wood are the three most popular. I have talked a little about vinyl and aluminum, today I will cover wood blinds. There are two main reasons to get wood blinds vs the other styles; looks and insulation function.
If you have small children or pets and you want to have shades in your house, cordless treatments are a better option because exposed cords pose a strangulation risk. In cordless shades, the cords are hidden within the fabric, and the fabric is all one piece so that there are no strings anywhere to pull on. The shade can be moved up or down either with a wand, a remote, or simply by pushing them up and down. They are much safer for kids, and give you peace of mind.
So a couple of posts ago I talked about the importance of blackout curtains in a bedroom to filter out light. But of course, light can still come in through the gap in the curtains, so to REALLY filter out the most light, you have to consider blinds.
In my last post, I talked about blackout curtains, and how my son needed them when he was small. I wanted to share with you today the poem that preceeded my purchase of those curtains.
When my son was born, the bedroom we put him in must be east facing, because the sun would just pour into his room early in the day and increase in brightness throughout the day. At that time, we did not have any blinds or curtains in his room, a problem we needed to rectify promptly if there was to be any hope that he would nap. I started to look into curtains to start with, and found many different varieties, from sheer to ridiculously thick, many choices, options and prices that ranged from very cheap to super expensive.
Today was admittedly a long day for me, and while elaborating (i.e. b*tching) about it for some feels useful it really is not. Instead I’d like to focus on what went right. On days I’m feeling especially stressed or caught up in the face paced crazy that happens so easily in everyday life, making a list if what you accomplished can be very calming.
Before I dive into my post I have to give a quick shout out to all our moms. My mom recently gave me a birthday card that I will cherish forever. In it she talked about a couple of my character traits and for the first time I could see clearly that she really knew who I was and could see ME for who I was. What a gift this was to me!
Today I realized simply and profoundly what we already know, whether we realize it or not, that we are all facets of God and facets of one another. We are all slivers of the greater whole. When we are in the Light, we glimmer and shine. When we are in the Light, we are our true selves. It is our job as facets of the whole to find that Light and shimmer our brightest possible. It is our job as facets of the whole to spread that light. I want this blog to be a part of that. I won’t use the word ‘God’ always, in fact I admit it is still uncomfortable for me to use that word since I associate it with an extremely religious upbringing that caused (and still causes) much torment and suffering in some of my relationships. The word ‘God’ can put people off, including…