You’ve been closing your blinds all wrong – the right way means no one will be able to peek inside | The Sun

BELIEVE it or not, there is a right way to close your blinds – and you may not be doing it correctly.

Closing your blinds facing downward can actually allow people to see into your home, a carpenter has revealed.

Taking to social media, the professional carpenter revealed you've been closing your blinds all wrong.

"Never put your blinds facing down," he began in his video.

"At night, with the lights on, you can see in clear as day."

And he was right.


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When he did the experiment himself, the inside of him was visible to those who were walking by outside.

To avoid anyone peeping in on you, you'll want to have them face up instead.

"If someone tries to look through the blinds, all they'll be able to see is the ceiling of the room," he explained.

But this is mainly for people who have blinds on the first floor of their home.

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If you live on the second floor, you'll want to close them down so people who look at you from below can't see you.

Someone in the comment section of the video had written: "Great advice, if you're on the second floor though, the opposite is true."

And a second person shared their handy hack to know which direction blinds should be facing.

"Downstairs blinds go up and upstairs blinds go down … always turn blinds opposite direction of what floor they are on," they wrote.

But that's not the only thing you've been doing wrong. You've also been forgetting to clean them.

Carolina McCauley previously shared her formal to dusting surfaces, including blinds.

She uses a combination of oil, washing up liquid, vinegar, water, and lemon extract to make the solution.

To make the recipe for the 'magic dust repellent' first begin by pouring half a tablespoon of olive oil into a bowl or jug, this helps repel dust from sitting on surfaces.

Next, add a tablespoon of vinegar, which Carolina points out kills dust mites and half a cup of water to the oil mixture.

Finally, add a couple of drops of washing-up liquid and ten drops of lemon essential oil to the mixture.

Once you have all the ingredients together, decant them into a spray bottle and shake it well.

Carolina suggests using the mixture once a week by spraying it on a microfiber cloth and wiping it along your surfaces.

The dust repellent potion can be used on a variety of surfaces in the home and won't cause damage to any paintwork.

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