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Old 05-24-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Question Inexpensive Window Coverings

We are moving into a new rental and not all of the windows have window coverings. I am wondering where to get some very inexpensive window coverings. I need to buy some made to order, either mini blinds or pleated shades.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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If all you want are cheap mini-blinds just to have something, try walmarts. They have ones between $4 and $11 each. When we first bought our home, it got broken into before we could move down. When we visited, we decided to get them for each window at that point as it was not an expected expense at the time. We were able to find ones in each needed size and for basic blinds are fine.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Originally Posted by Andy64 View Post
If all you want are cheap mini-blinds just to have something, try walmarts. They have ones between $4 and $11 each. When we first bought our home, it got broken into before we could move down. When we visited, we decided to get them for each window at that point as it was not an expected expense at the time. We were able to find ones in each needed size and for basic blinds are fine.
Most of the blinds at Walmart are one or two lengths only. I have some windows that are some unique sizes.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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I like J.C. Penneys' window coverings online. They often have great sales, too.

J.C. Penney (http://www.jcpenney.com/products/C25437.jsp - broken link)

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Old 05-24-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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Lowes sells blinds that you cut to whatever width you need. They actually look pretty nice, as they are the linen looking ones, not miniblinds. And they don't need hardware. They just stick to the frame. SIL put them in her house and they lasted longer than a year with a decent amount of usage (moving them up and down) before they fell, and didn't take off any paint. Best of all, they're only $10.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: North Raleigh
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The length is easily adjustable as long as you want to go shorter. You just follow the included directions to remove some of the slats and shorten it up. Very easily. It's the widths that aren't adjustable with pre-made blinds. Target has the cheapest PVC mini blinds I believe. But they're fairly transparent.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I was able to do all of my windows with blinds from Home Depot for about $25/window. They cut them if needed, and the length is easily adjusted. Not the cheapest route, but they're very nice looking and they last.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Thanks everyone!
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