How to Deal With These Rental Window Blinds?

How to Deal With These Rental Window Blinds?

Gregory Han
Jan 14, 2010

Q: I recently moved into a 1940s fourplex, which my new landlady outfitted kindly with new window blinds. Unfortunately, the blinds don't keep out light very well, which has become a nighttime issue since the bedroom windows face a courtyard with a night motion sensor that is almost always on.

My landlady will not allow me to take the blinds down, and the blind frame extends several inches from the wall, so I would need something to wrap around the whole apparatus.  Right now I have rigged a piece of lightweight opaque cloth all the way around the top frame of the blind, held in place with bulldog clips.  It works, but boy, is it ever ugly! I'd love some feedback on this!

Sent by Laura

Editor - Rental blinds can certainly be an eyesore. Has anyone devised a recommendable solution for Laura's blind spot?

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