Is it finally time to replace the old window blinds in your home with new St. Petersburg, FL window blinds? You’re making the right decision by doing it. Your new blinds will look and perform way better than your old ones and add more value to your home. 

But before you simply throw your old blinds into the trash, think about some of the other things you might be able to do with them. Here are 5 options that you have to keep your blinds out of your local landfill. 

Give them to someone who still wants to use them as blinds.

Are the blinds in St. Petersburg, FL that you’re getting rid of still in decent shape? If so, it’s not a bad idea to check around and see if any of your family members or friends might want them. You’ll have a hard time finding any takers if your blinds were customized to fit a specific window in your home. But if they’re a standard size, you might find someone who is looking for cheap blinds for some of the windows in their home. As long as they’re not falling apart, they might gladly take your old blinds off your hands. 

Turn them into gift tags.

Do you have easy access to a stamp press? If you do, you might want to consider using your old blinds to create gift tags. Once you’ve removed the slats from your blinds, you can use a stamp press to punch out pieces that can be used as gift tags moving forward. It’s a simple way to save some money while reusing something you might throw away otherwise. 

Use them to create labels for your garden.

If you’re looking for an easy way to label the plants that you have in the garden outside your home, cutting up pieces of your old blinds to do it might be just the solution you’re searching for. You could just as easily go out and buy labels at a store. By why do that when you can cut the slats from your old blinds down to size and turn them into makeshift labels that will work just as well? 

Incorporate them into your next arts and crafts project.

You should probably steer clear of handing a bunch of slats from old blinds over to kids. There are some slats, especially those made out of metal, that could cause cuts and other injuries if kids aren’t careful. But if you enjoy taking recycled materials and turning them into works of art yourself, there are so many fun projects that you can do with blinds and the various parts inside of them. 

Bring them to a recycling center.

If you just can’t find a way to reuse blinds or don’t have space to keep them around, you have one other good option. Most recycling centers will allow you to bring blinds down to be recycled. While some of the parts inside blinds aren’t recyclable, the slats and some of the other plastic and metal components usually are. It’s worth a shot if you’re trying to unload a truck filled with old blinds. 

At Nature Coast Shutters & Window Treatments, we can supply you with new blinds to replace your old ones. We can also set you up with other types of window treatments in St. Petersburg, FL if you want. Reach out to us at (813) 613-2327 today to learn more about some of your options or come to 4910 W Knollwood St., Tampa, FL 33634 to meet with a window treatment specialist.