The weather is finally starting to warm up and we’ve been busy with spring cleaning and a few home projects that needed attention. I like to knock out our list of seasonal chores and home management tasks before summer break so we can spend our weekends doing fun stuff together. Replacing our upstairs blinds has been on my to-list since we moved into our new home and we finally finished the job!
Did you know that corded window coverings are one of the top hidden hazards in homes, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC.) Corded blinds can be a potential strangulation hazard for infants and young children. Recent US Safety standards require that all stock products be cordless, or have inaccessible cords.
You can now find products with the Best for Kids label at all major US retailers. These cordless products have been tested and are designed for use in homes with young children.
Installing new blinds in our guest bedroom and bathrooms upstairs was an easy update that makes me feel much better. Now that our youngest moves around the house more independently, it’s one less thing to worry about. We managed to install each one ourselves in less than an hour.
Safety updates are an essential part of home management, especially if you have children. Have you checked to make sure your window coverings are safe and cordless? If not, now is a great time to consider making the switch.
Remember to look for the Best for Kids logo when you shop for cordless blinds.