Behind the Blinds: How Do I Uninstall my Blinds and Shades?

We’ve talked a lot about our products that we offer so far at SelectBlinds. But if you grab some, I’m sure that you’re probably wondering how to uninstall your existing window treatments.

What I have here behind me is a white faux wood blind, one of the most common types of window treatments installed into apartments, new build homes and just in general. So today I’ll be showing you how to uninstall those.

First things first, when it comes to uninstalling your blinds, it might seem a little obvious, but you’ll want to make sure that they’re in the raised position. That is by far going to be the easiest way to take these out of the window.

If they’re a bit wider, it may be a two person job just because they can be a little unsteady in the hands. You want to make sure that your slats are perfectly open. It’s not fantastic to raise the blinds when the slats are opened fully in either direction, so having them nice and flat like this is exactly what you want.

Then we’ll go ahead and fully raise the blinds. If you haven’t already removed it, or if you still have your valance, you’ll go ahead and pop it off. This one in particular as most newer faux wood blinds are, is going to just connect with some magnets. Yours might have some clips.

They can become somewhat brittle over time, so some may break, but they can typically be topped off by kind of working your thumb under and pushing it out of the headrail.

Our next step is going to be opening up these box brackets, like a little door almost that’s going to pop open. You might have some that flop open to the side, but the principle is the same. Getting that opened up, I’ll do the same on this one here.

Once that’s open, just to help squeeze your fingers in there and slide out. The blinds should come right out of the window, and then feel free to set it down wherever it’s convenient for you.

Watch out for the wand here. They can swing around a little wildly. We don’t want it to hit anybody that is in the area. And from there, you just take the screws out of the brackets and pop them out of the window. If you’re fretting about uninstalling your blinds, don’t worry. That’s all there is to it.

If you have another type of window covering, don’t worry, we’ll be getting to those in a future video! And if you still have any questions after watching this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Design Consultant Team, and they’ll be more than happy to help you out.

That’s it for this week’s episode of Behind the Blinds. I’m Brandon. See you next week!

Behind the Blinds is our series where we dive into the finer details of everything shades and blinds. For more information about window coverings, call our Design Consultants at (888) 257-1840. They’re easy to talk to!

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