Applying winter window film over mini blinds prevents you from opening and closing them. We show you a neat trick that let’s you operate them even when they’re covered with window film.
Apply four strips of cellophane tape to the window film surrounding the wand hook. Overlap each strip at the corners so they reinforce each other. Then cut out the center of the square with a new utility blade (a dull blade will rip the film).
Cut holes in the shrink film so you can access the wand and lift cords. Start by removing the rotating wand from the blinds before you apply the shrink film. To unhook the wand, lift the retaining ring (if any) and lift the wand off the hook. Apply the window film, shrink it in place, apply tape and cut holes.
Pull the lifting cords out of the hole. Then you can raise and lower the blinds all winter with the shrink film in place.
Once you cut the holes you can reinstall the wand and access the lift cords.