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7 Reasons Blackout Blinds Are Surprisingly Effective

7 Reasons Blackout Blinds Are Surprisingly Effective

My wife and I are trying to train our child to recognise the difference between day and night at the moment and the latest weapon in our armoury is a blackout blind: a blind which prevents any light coming through the window.  This, we not unreasonably thought, would prevent our six-week old son waking up at 5am when sunlight streams through our East facing bedroom window and would help him get into a settled routine of sleeping at night.  So...

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7 Reasons To Do Away With Curtains

7 Reasons To Do Away With Curtains

    1.  Full Disclosure. All manner of weird and shameful things happen behind curtains:  Line dancing; Nazism; geriatric transvestism; the viewing of ITV; this.  All of those things are probably occurring on your street right now.  If we did away with curtains we’d be forced to behave ourselves, which would be no bad thing. 2.  Changing Rooms. Curtains in the changing rooms of clothes shops are a bad idea.  It’s an oft...

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