Friday, June 27, 2008

$33.00 Blinds for $10.00!

I have "blogged" this before about how we save on our blinds, but thought, it couldn't hurt to share one more time. This past weekend we got one more set of blinds for a double window for $10 at Lowe's Home Improvement. The regular price on the Levelor Aluminum Privacy Blinds are $33.00 for this size. Not bad! How did we find a good deal like that? On Saturdays at our Lowe's (and maybe yours) they have aisle tables set up (I call them yard sale tables) with "mis-cut" blinds. Just means that someone had them cut and then said, nope not the right size or got them home and saw they weren't right and returned them. You can even have them cut further to fit your windows. Make sure you know your measurements you are looking for and check the guide on the box as to how far a blind can be cut down. I have a little notebook in my handbag at all times with all sorts of measurements for blinds and curtains, etc... Just in case I stumble upon a sale such as this.

We have one more window to go in our house then there will be all privacy blinds throughout. These are also better than the vinyl in blocking out light. Now I know the beautiful wooden blinds are probably the best way to go, but too expensive for us. By the way, the wooden ones, every now and then are on the yard sale tables too! :-) At our store, once again, it seems to be a Saturday thing.

Have a lovely weekend. We are in the final stages of preparing for our much awaited trip to Romania to visit my husband's family.


Mary-Frances said...

What a great idea! :) I love the idea of keeping measurements in your purse! I have a several windows I would keep my eye out for! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I also keep in the same little notebook measurements for my sister and mom's houses windows. I also have other random notes in that notebook just in case I should run across this or that. I know exactly where to turn to find the measurements...the very last page! :-)