Find the pull cord on the left or right side of the blind. In most models, the blind pull cord will be on the right.
Place a stool or ladder beside the window on the side of the pull cord and use a level and a pencil to draw a vertical line on the wall beside the window frame. The line should be the approximate length of the cord tie-up fixture. The pencil line should be situated alongside the top 1/4 of the window; it should be approximately 3 to 5 inches from the window frame.
Hold the cord tie-up fixture up to the pencil line, which should be visible through the two screw holes in the base of the tie-up, to ensure that the fixture is straight and vertical. The tie-up fixture looks like a miniature boat tie-up, comprised of a base with a perpendicular "T" (the cord will be wrapped around the "T"); it will sit against the wall.
Using the pencil line as a guide, use a screw gun to insert screws into the wall through the two screw holes in the fixture.
Erase any visible pencil lines from the wall. If an eraser is not available, a damp, soapy sponge will also remove the marks.
Wrap the window blind cord around the tie-up fixture after every use to prevent strangulation accidents involving children or pets. The excess cord should be tied up whether the blind is up or down--though when the blind is down, there will be much less cord that needs to be secured.
Things You Will Need
- Step stool or small ladder
- Screw gun
- Window blind cord wrap
- If you are a renter, you may not be able to place screws in the wall. An easy alternative involves using two plastic adhesive hooks placed end-to-end (the top hook is placed normally with the "U" facing the ceiling; the bottom hook is placed upside down). You can also purchase double-stick tape and stick a tie-up fixture to the wall.
- For a temporary, makeshift window blind cord tie up, you can follow the steps above but instead of using the plastic tie-up hardware, use two screws placed about two inches apart. The screws must protrude from the wall by 1 to 2 inches.
- You can hide the tie-up fixture behind curtains if you decide you don't want it to be visible.