How to Shorten the Cord on Blinds

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Cut long cords to a comfortable length.

Cords on blinds can be a safety hazard if they are too long. The post a danger for babies if the crib is close to the blinds. It is also possible for a fire to spread with long blinds cords. It is best to trim the cord to a length that is comfortable and safe. Take precautions to avoid inadvertently damaging the blinds.


Step 1

Shut the blinds to ensure that the cords are at maximum length.

Step 2

Untie the knot at the end of the tassels. Slide the tassels off the cords.

Step 3

Determine a comfortable length for the cords. They must be long enough to hold without you having to stretch to reach them. Cut the cords at a point that is about 1 inch longer than the desired length.

Step 4

Thread the tassels back onto the cord. Tie about three knots with the extra 1 inch of cord under each tassel.



Tina Amo

Tina Amo has been writing business-related content since 2006. Her articles appear on various well-known websites. Amo holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in information systems.