Tips and Tricks
Don’t you wish everything came with a user manual? While it’s easy to find information on how to care for your furniture, appliances, and even your home, finding the specifics can be tough. Everyone learns some maintenance tips and tricks along the way!
Caring for and cleaning your window coverings isn’t difficult. For each different type of window covering, there’s a method to clean it! Can’t decide what type of shades your bedroom needs? Debating on whether you should install shutters or blinds in your kitchen? Did you know you can fight allergies with window treatments? We’ve got the answers for your blinds, shades, and shutter questions. We share our tips and tricks for cleaning, maintaining, and caring for your window blinds here.
Sliding doors present a unique challenge for homeowners. You see, they are doors, but they are also windows, making them one of the most difficult areas of a home to cover. Not only do you need a window treatment that allows for heavy foot traffic, but you also need to consider all of the classics, like privacy, light control, [...]
Dogs are very excitable animals. It’s part of the reason we love them so much. After all, there’s nothing like coming home and being greeted by a wagging, jumping, furry ball of joy. Unfortunately, such excitement also has its drawbacks, especially when it comes to your window treatments. Just take a look at the video below. [...]
A recent survey by office furniture retailer Steelcase and research firm Ipsos found that 89 percent of workers were not satisfied with their work environment. And when employees are unsatisfied, productivity suffers. Conversely, happy employees are productive employees. According to a study by Bright Horizons, employees with high morale [...]
To match or not to match – that is the question. It’s a dilemma fit for a Shakespearean tragedy, and one that many homeowners face at least once in their lives. When shopping for new wood blinds, do you want the window treatments to match the surrounding trim or not? Ultimately, the decision is up to you and your style [...]
When buying new window treatments, there are several factors to consider, such as aesthetic appeal, light control, and energy efficiency. And, depending on where you live (like, say the city), privacy could be another major determining factor when shopping for blinds, shades, or shutters. Here are some key things to keep in mind when [...]
As much as you love sunlight, there are, of course, times when you would much rather be clouded in darkness. When you get home from a long day at work and want nothing more to plop down in front of your television and watch your favorite shows, glare can be a big problem. Glare not only makes it difficult to see what’s going [...]
Cat owners love their cats, those aloof little hell raisers that purr their way into your heart. But cat owners do not love what their cats do to their window treatments, especially blinds. Cats and blinds have a long history of just not getting along. What’s a cat lover to do? To you, your window treatments are a [...]
In the winter, when the warm air inside your home hits your cold windows, you may come face to face with Window Condensation, especially if you have older windows. This condensation can be annoying. It’s an eyesore that can severely obstruct your once-beautiful view. But more than that, window condensation can damage your home. [...]
Whether you are allergic to tacky, unappealing window treatments or you truly have seasonal allergies, Next Day Blinds is here to help. When allergies are bad, our first instinct is to lock ourselves in a room, with the windows and doors shut tight. Unfortunately, indoor air can be as much as 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, [...]
Tell us if this scenario sounds familiar. One day, you walk into your living room and glance at your once beautiful sofa. *Gasp* The end closest to the window seems to be fading from constant exposure to the sun. You see, sunlight can cause color fading and deterioration of fabric over time. Ultra-violet rays (40%), visible light (25%), [...]