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How to Shorten a Lift Cord for Your Blind or Shade

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Are the lift cords on your blinds or shades too long? We’ll show you how to shorten your cords to remove excess length or match other window coverings in the room. This will keep your windows looking polished and help keep cords out of reach of little ones.

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Are the lift cords on your blinds or shades too long? We’ll show you how to shorten them to help match the length of cords in the rest of your room. This will also keep your windows looking more neat and keep cords out of reach of small children and pets. Just be aware that any mistakes made while shortening your own cords may void warranties. That being said, we’ll guide you along the way so let’s get started.

  1. First, lower your blinds all the way to the window sill or to their lowest length. Never cut cords when blinds are raised as this will ruin your blinds. 
  2. Next, determine where you’d like your cord height to be. Go about 2 inches lower than your desired height and mark with a piece of tape. 
  3. If your window treatment has multiple cords, put the tape around all of them. If your cord is made of smaller cords that join to form a larger cord, you will only be able to shorten the larger cord. Do not cut the smaller cords.
  4. If you’d like your cord lengths to match in the entire room, measure from the headrail to the tape and mark on the other window treatments in the room.
  5. As they say, measure twice, cut once. After you’ve double checked your measurements and made sure that your blinds or shades are fully lowered, cut your lift cords below the tape. Be sure that you are only cutting the lift cords and not any braided ladder cords.
  6. Remove any tassels from the cord you cut off. Be sure not to let any remaining cords slip through the blinds during this step.
  7. Remove the tape and thread the shortened cords through the tassel or tassels and tie a knot to secure.
  8. Be sure that all knots and tassels are even.
  9. If your cords are still longer than you’d like, you can wrap them around a cord cleat to keep them neat and out of reach. 

We hope this project was easy for you.  Of course, if you have any questions please reach out to the Blinds.com team at 800.505.1905.

Are the lift cords on your blinds or shades too long? We’ll show you how to shorten them to help match the length of cords in the rest of your room. This will also keep your windows looking more neat and keep cords out of reach of small children and pets. Just be aware that any mistakes made while shortening your own cords may void warranties.  That being said, we’ll guide you along the way so let’s get started.

First, lower your blinds all the way to the window sill or to their lowest length.Never cut cords when blinds are raised as this will ruin your blinds. 

Next, determine where you’d like your cord height to be. Go about 2 inches lower than your desired height and mark with a piece of tape. If your window treatment has multiple cords, put the tape around all of them. 

If your cord is made of smaller cords that join to form a larger cord, you will only be able to shorten the larger cord. Do not cut the smaller cords. 

If you’d like your cord lengths to match in the entire room, measure from the headrail to the tape and mark on the other window treatments in the room. 

As they say, measure twice, cut once. After you’ve double checked your measurements and made sure that your blinds or shades are fully lowered, cut your lift cords below the tape. Be sure that you are only cutting the lift cords and not any braided ladder cords. 

Remove any tassels from the cord you cut off. Be sure not to let any remaining cords slip through the blinds during this step. 

Remove the tape and thread the shortened cords through the tassel or tassels and tie a knot to secure. 

Be sure that all knots and tassels are even. 

If your cords are still longer than you’d like, you can wrap them around a cord cleat to keep them neat and out of reach.

We hope this project was easy for you.  Of course, if you have any questions please reach out to the Blinds.com team at 800.505.1905.