We’ve done all the work for you this Labor Day! All you have to do is sit back, relax and start clicking from the couch to save 50% on every custom window blind, shade, shutter and more during our 2020 Labor Day Sale!
That includes extra savings on top of daily price slashes now through Labor Day, so you’ll save even more on many of our most popular products. To make sure you’re going to absolutely love your new custom window treatments, try out some FREE SAMPLES first. After you see how great they’ll look in your home, you’ll still get the same best Labor Day deals when you place an order within 30 days.* And you always get 100% FREE SHIPPING on any order!
For most of us, school is back in session and for many, remote learning is the new norm. Here are some things you can do to help set up your at-home students for success.
Reading, ‘Riting, Re-boots & Routine
Create a daily schedule to include class times and assignment deadlines; outdoor activity and lunch breaks; homework; social (distance) time with friends; and family time.
Get everyone up in time to eat breakfast and dress for school. (No pjs allowed.)
Before class starts, give them one simple chore to do (make the bed, take out the trash) to get them in the right mindset for completing the day’s online assignments.
Multiple learners at home? Check to ensure there’s enough internet bandwidth to handle multiple devices streaming at the same time.
Personalized Learning Pods
A cool, personalized workspace helps with concentration. Get creative! Set up a desk in their bedroom, a card table in the living room, or separate spaces with a DIY cardboard ‘cubicle,’ blanket fort, or these very cool custom panel track window treatments to create individual spaces and classrooms.
Practical and pretty panel track blinds aren’t just for windows and patio doors. Hang them from the ceiling to create more privacy and separate spaces anywhere in your home.
Have all the necessary school supplies they need handy so no excuses for getting up and looking for something in the middle of class.
Try to find a space that’s free of distractions, noise and clutter.
Make sure there’s easy access to a power source to keep tablets and laptops charged.
Proper lighting is important. Adjust blinds and shades throughout the day and position monitors away from windows to reduce glare and keep your child from turning into a shadow when on screen.
Stay in Touch with Teachers
Watch for emails, check homework hotlines, and call or text if you have any questions about assignments.
Check state and local school district websites for updates and available assistance and resources to help you and your children while attending school from home.
Keep Tabs on Progress
Familiarize yourself with the remote platform and course modules your child’s school are using.
Most remote learning platforms don’t allow outside email or instant messaging. If you’re working at home (or at the office), too, and want to check on your child’s progress during school time without interrupting a lesson, try an app such as FB for Kids or Slack so they can chat with you outside of their school account.
Check privacy and security settings so your child’s profiles are set to the strictest privacy setting, and check the safety and security settings on anything that’s newly downloaded.
If using video-conferencing, think about what children, especially young teens, are wearing.
If available, apply settings to blur the background or enable a different background so you’re not “inviting” people into your child’s personal space.
If you or your child are uncomfortable using video, find out if they can get sufficient instruction via audio or chat. And if something coming into your home from school just feels wrong or inappropriate, contact the school and let them know.
You’ve waited eight long months for it! Cyber Monday in July is finally here at Selectblinds.com, and we have all the best deals and best prices you’ve been waiting for!
Get up to 50% off every custom window blind, shade, shutter and more today only! Plus, you’ll get a free extended warranty upgrade on every product you purchase. And, of course, free shipping on every order.
Saving money is always a good reason to celebrate. That’s why we have Black Friday in July. For which we actually have Jeff Bezos to thank and the marketing brains behind the first Amazon Prime Day just five short years ago in July 2015. Other major retailers were quick to jump on the bandwagon to compete with Prime Day, and hence, Black Friday in July officially became a thing. (Little known fact: Best Buy and Target actually used the phrase “Black Friday in July” to refer to summer sales as far back as 2012. Talk about ancient history. LOL.)
Just two short years later, in 2017, Black Friday in July was extensively covered by the media, thus solidifying it as an official shopping holiday. And where, might you ask, did the term “Black Friday” itself come from? Historians believe the name started in Philadelphia in the mid-1960s when bus drivers and police used it to describe the heavy traffic that clogged city streets the day after Thanksgiving as shoppers headed to stores. (Interested in other fun facts and stats about Black Friday in July? Here’s a brief history.)
Fast forward to the Select Blinds 2020 Black Friday in July sales event. No need to worry about traffic or crowded stores, particularly in this time of social distancing, or wearing a mask to shop online. But before we get into all the great deals, here are a few tips for shopping with us this weekend.
Need your custom window treatments fast? Check out all the products we have that are made in under 10 days, including many under five!
Save time! Use the handy Refine By tool on our site to shop by need, features, even color to help you check out quicker and move on to the next cyber sale.
Check the estimated ship date. Look for banners on product images and the shipping icon at the top of each product page. We keep this information updated daily, so you’ll know when you can expect your order to be shipped from our manufacturing facility.
If you’re like many of us who will be spending the 4th of July at home this year, we thought we’d share some of our favorite, easy-sneezy and inexpensive DIY ideas to help make your backyard bash a star-spangled success!
Break out the bunting and decorate the deck and patio with your own DIY decor, like these fun wooden firecrackers you can make in just 15 minutes!
Have Your Own Hot Dog Eating Contest
Challenge your friends and family on Zoom or FaceTime to see if someone can beat the competitors at the original Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Find some fun hotdog recipes online, or go with the basics and break out the buns for some gut-busting fun!
Summer is here and that means one thing: ROAD TRIP!!!
With June being National Camping Month and states reopening after the long winter and spring of COVID-19, it’s a great time to hit the highway. And a great excuse to renovate the RV. Whether you’re rolling in a vintage Airstream, custom Sprinter van, 5-wheeler, or converted Partridge Family-style bus, here are some easy and flat-out kickass ways to update and makeover your mobile motor home on wheels … with gas money to spare.
Paint Over the Past
Refresh that boring brown or beige RV interior with bright white and bold color. With a little sand paper and elbow grease, your existing laminated particleboard cupboards will look like a breath of fresh air once you give them a coat or two of new paint. Let nature be your palette!
Get a Foothold with New Flooring
Pull up that peeling kitchen tile or matted and moldy old carpet and put down new, road rugged vinyl or wood laminate planks. Throw in a colorful area rug to brighten up and separate small living spaces.
Treat your walls on wheels just like the ones at home. Paint them over in a contrasting color to complement your new cabinetry. Turn a small space into an eye-catching accent with a bold, patterned wallpaper. Recover them with shiplap (real or wallpaper!) or repurposed/reclaimed wood, which makes a great headboard in the bunk area. Add inexpensive peel and stick subway or glass tiles in the head or behind the kitchen sink for an updated backsplash.
Pull Out All the Stops
Even tiny touches like unique cabinet pulls can make a BIG difference in your RV’s decor without putting a big dent in the budget. Change out your old standard pulls with new ones that express your personality on galley cabinets, desk drawers, closet doors and storage cubbies. They make great hooks for towels, outerwear and the dog’s leash, too.
Leave the Light On
Light up mobile living spaces or set the mood with fun, fresh new wall sconces, generator-saving, under cabinet LED lighting, or sleek new track lighting, like this:
Who says you can’t roll on down the highway in style without breaking the budget? Happy trails!
But then there are those husbands and dads who aren’t daunted by DIY tasks. Some, in fact, who more than excel in the DIY department. So, in celebration of Father’s Day 2020, we thought we’d give a tip of the hammer to some designing dads we know. Who says DIY home decor and design is the exclusive domain of women?
Meet Jason and Brian,
two dadsbydesign who are “slowly” DIY-ing their 1950’s fixer-upper in Salt Lake City while raising their rambunctious 2-year-old daughter, Sydney. From the floorboards up, they’ve been painting, plastering and picking out just the right finishes to make their home their own — including this sleek looking art ledge they built and hung in the living room. All by themselves.
And Jamin and Ashley,
husband and wife owners of rehab and design firm The Handmade Home in Franklin, Tennessee. Keeping up with three kids, clients and DIY projects for their own sprawling home is a never-ending job. But a look at the pictures here and you can tell they’re really great at it. (Seriously. Can I just move into their handmade hide-away in the backyard? Like right now.)
Winning designs — and dads — like these are no joke. But no Father’s Day would be complete without dad cracking a few, right? So check out some classic dad jokes, from “Why can’t a nose be 12 inches long? Because then it would be a foot.” to “I used to hate facial hair, but then it grew on me.” Get it? Ba-da-bum.
Handy (or funny) or not, we bet even your dad can hang our blinds. And that’s no joke. So be sure to check out our Father’s Day Sale, too. Shop today, Sunday, June 21, and save 30% PLUS your choice of either an extra 15% off everything or buy 2, get 1 FREE!
National Making Life Beautiful Day celebrates those who make life beautiful. From street artists, to podcast pundits, to volunteers, to teachers, to all those who work to help heal the wounded, ease the hearts of the weary and empower others to be the best person they can be. When you create beauty by building relationships and helping others, your actions create a ripple effect, making life beautiful not just for yourself, but for everyone around you, too.
The beautiful thing about National Making Life Beautiful Day? We can all do something simple to make life beautiful for ourselves and others. Not just on June 11 but every day. Here are just a few ways.
Spontaneous acts of simple human kindness are a beautiful thing. Hold a door open for someone. Offer to pick up groceries for an elderly or home bound neighbor. Give a caregiver a much needed break by enabling them some time to take care of themselves.
Express yourself and share your talent with the world. Take or paint a picture. Write a letter or a book. Send a card. Make music. Sing a song. Dance. Take a TikTok video of something you think is beautiful.
Pay someone a compliment. Give a stranger your smile.
Volunteer. Share your talents with a cause or organization you’re passionate about. Helping a community garden grow, donating to a local food bank, fostering or adopting an animal from the local shelter are all great ways to let your inner beauty shine through.
Tell the people you love you love them. Love is the most beautiful thing of all. So share and show it. Give those you love your time. Over a meal or watching a movie. With a call or a hug.
Get outside. Take time to appreciate the beauty in nature. Watch the sun rise or set. Walk on the beach or through the mountains. Play in the park. Watch the clouds shift shapes. Smell the flowers and arrange them in a beautiful bouquet to brighten a room.
Add things to your home that bring joy and beauty. Frame and display your favorite photos. Re-purpose a piece of old furniture. Change a room’s color scheme. Plant a garden or try out your green thumb by switching out your artificial plants with real ones.
Take a stand. Stand up for something you believe in and use your voice to advocate positive change.
How are you celebrating the beauty in your life? Share how you’re making life beautiful today by using #MakingLifeBeautifulDay on social media.
Would you like to win a $250 Visa gift card like Tina did? We’ll be announcing last month’s winner shortly, so now’s the time to enter for your chance to win in June. Just share a picture or two of your new window treatments from Select Blinds on Facebook, IG, or Twitter with the hashtag #blindswelove. Be sure to make your post public and tag along with us @selectblinds so we can see it, and you’ll be entered to win!
So get ready for summer with our best deals and discounted prices on everything on our site! You get FREE SHIPPING on everything, too! Save time and money on blinds you’ll love this holiday weekend. Start shopping and saving now here on SelectBlinds.com!