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Old 10-26-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Heading Northwest In Nevada
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Have noticed, while wife/I have been walking around the apt. complex we live in, that there are quite a number of residents that have all of the shades/curtains in their apartment closed. Now, to me (IMO) that is like living in a jail! Every morning, after we get up, I always open the shades/curtains in our living room and dining area. When we leave, we shut all of them, but when at home, we do like some sunshine in our apartment. While owning a house, I noticed that there many more people who had their shades/curtains opened. We don't go around intentionally looking for open shades/curtains to see what people are up to, but have "noticed" this.
So...........do you open any of your shades/curtains or keep them closed all the time?
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I keep mine open during the day whether home or not unless it is hot out. Then I keep them closed to keep out the sun's rays.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I keep mine open during the day whether home or not unless it is hot out. Then I keep them closed to keep out the sun's rays.
Same here.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Closed most of the time for privacy,especially when I was on the first floor.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I own my house and my blinds are almost always closed.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Always closed in our home which we just sold and always closed in the apartment we are now renting while our new house is built.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:20 AM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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When I lived in apartments it depended on the neighbors and placement of the apartment really. I never left them open when I was not home though or when it was dark outside. I can't stand feeling shut in a box.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Were on the 4the floor so we are able to have nothing on the Living Room & Kitchen windows. We have a hanging plant in each one of the windows. It looks pretty and the plants just grow, grow and grow.....
I like to see out, I do not like the closed in feeling. The bedroom we have shades that can be all the way rolled up during the day and pulled down for night time.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Closed most of the time for privacy,especially when I was on the first floor.
When I lived in an apt I also kept mine closed most of the time. I didn't want people looking in when I was or was not home. I also wanted to make sure that I could look through the peephole without being seen in case it was the Jehovah's or Mormons coming to convert me (always in our neighborhood!).
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Heading Northwest In Nevada
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But............why?????????
We have friends that live by Daytona Beach and we noticed that their front windows curtains/shades were all closed, including the front door ones. Still curious why! At 9PM, ours get fully closed, but only partially closed during Christmas with Christmas lights on. When we shut off the Christmas lights, the shades get fully closed. Our neighbor across the drive sees us in the morning and waves "hi" to us, as she is taking her dog for a walk. We like that!

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Always closed in our home which we just sold and always closed in the apartment we are now renting while our new house is built.
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