How To Close Your Window Blinds | A Complete Guide

How To Close Your Window Blinds

Many people avoid buying blinds because they feel that opening and closing blinds are very difficult. No matter how much they like blinds, just because of the difficulty in the closing process, they leave the blinds.

From now on, there is no need to ignore blinds because today I am going to tell you how to close your window blinds. This article is definitely for you if you are thinking of buying new blinds, or if you are currently using blinds and find it difficult to close them.

Let’s get started right away and talk about how different bedroom blinds can be handled easily and comfortably.

How To Close Single-String Blinds?

How To Close Single-String Blinds

Single-string blinds are very common these days. Venetian blinds, cellular shades, mini blinds, pleated shades, and micro blinds mostly have a single-string system. So if you have single-string blinds, then here are the steps to close your window blinds.

1. Pull the cord

The first step to closing the single-string blinds is to pull the cord. Pull the cord to unlock the blinds if they are locked, then bring the cord in front of the blinds at a 45-degree angle to the left.

2. Release the cord

Now in the second step, release the cord slowly. Gradually lose your grip on the cord. Always keep the cord to the left while closing the blinds. And make sure that you are releasing the cords slowly, because the sudden release of the cord may tangle the string in the tracking mechanism of the blinds.

3. Lower the Strings

Now lower both strings of the cord at the same time to keep the blinds at the same level. Lower both strings until your blinds reach the required height. If the blinds become uneven during the process, then pull a single string to make them even again.

4. Lock the blinds

When the blinds reach the required height, then grip the cord to stop the blinds. Now pull the cord on the right side of the window to lock the blinds.

How To Close Continuous-Cord Blinds?

How To Close Continuous Cord Blinds

Continuous cord blinds are easier to close as compared to single-string blinds. Usually, roman blinds and Venetian blinds have a continuous cord loop system for opening and closing blinds. Here are the steps to closing your window blinds while having a continuous cord.

1. Check the closing system of blinds

The very first step is to check if your blinds are continuous cord blinds or not. The cord of these blinds looks like a loop. If you pull one string of the cord, the blinds will lower or rise evenly. Then your blinds are continuous cord blinds. The length of the cord will also not change when you pull the strings.

2. Pull 1 side of the cord

Pull one string of the cord; if it lowers the blinds, then pull the other side of the cord. The blinds will start rising. Stop pulling the string when the blinds reach the required height.

3. Rotate the rod

Many continuous cord blinds have adjustable slats. If your blinds also have adjustable slats, then you can easily adjust the slats by using the rod hanging from the top of the blinds. Just twist the rod right or left to open or close the slats.

Note: All blinds don’t have adjustable slats.

How To Close Cordless Blinds?

How To Close Cordless Blinds

Cordless blinds are also very easy to close because they don’t have cords to adjust. There are some simple steps to Close Your Window Blinds.

1. Pull down the bottom bar

To close the blinds, grab the lower bar from the middle and slightly pull it. The blinds will automatically start closing. When blinds reach where you want to stop them, just stop the lower bar of the blinds. And then they will remain in the required position.

Some cordless blinds have a button on the lower bar to unlock them. So, if your blinds have one, then press it first.

2. Tilt the bottom bar down

If your cordless blinds don’t have a rod, then tilt the bottom bar down to adjust the angle of the slats. If the angle of the bars doesn’t adjust by this method, then I’m sorry your blinds don’t have this function.

3. Close motorized blinds with a remote

Many cordless blinds are motorized blinds, so if your blinds are motorized, then you can easily close them by using a remote. There is a close button on the remote or a down arrow button. Press it and your blinds will automatically close.

Many motorized blinds can also be controlled through an app on a smartphone or any smart home device.

How To Close Blinds With Rods?

How To Close Blinds With Rods

Some models of vertical blinds and panel blinds operate on this system. This system doesn’t have cords; instead, they operate through a track system and a rod. Here are some easy steps to close your window blinds operating with rods.

1. Slide the rod

For these blinds, you just need to pull the rod in the direction you want to move the blinds. The rod is mostly at the end of the blinds. For example, if you want to move the blinds right, then you have to pull the rod to the right at a 45-degree angle.

2. Twist the rod

If your blinds are not closing by sliding the rod, then maybe they will operate by this method. In this method, you just need to rotate the rod in the direction you want to move the blinds. If it is not working, then simply rotate the rod in the opposite direction.

3. Check the track system

If your rod blinds are not working on any of the above two methods, then check the track system of the blinds. There must be an obstruction in the track that’s the reason they are not working. After removing an obstruction or clearing the track of the blinds, they will start moving.


Now, you know how to close your window blinds as I have mentioned all the steps for closing many blinds. So you can confidently operate your blinds while facing no difficulty. If you have a buyer’s guide, then you must read it first before trying to close your blinds. Best of luck with your blinds.


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