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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Mar 3, 2017 4:38 PM CST
That's funny, I have been resisting the mini blinds labels for years, opting for the plastic labels written on with a paint pen (still comes off) or the metal tags. I have an autistic grandson who LOVES to pull my lables up to stim with, but honestly, my granddaughter was always drawn to pulling them as well, and then there are animals, weather and people knocking them. I don't really know the answer but this year we had a broken blind on one of the bedrooms and rather than just throw it out, my DH cut it up for labels for me. I am using a pencil to write on and I've gotta tell you, I'm really liking them!

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tx_flower_child
Mar 4, 2017 11:19 PM CST
My cats always liked to sit on the window ledges (old house, wide ledges) and would invariably break off slats or parts of slats from my mini-blinds. The mini-blinds are the old metal ones, not the newer plastic (vinyl?) ones. I also resisted using them (the blinds, not the cats) but saved them for a friend who used them for labels. One day I was out of my 'regular' labels so I grabbed a broken slat. I trimmed it and made sure that the bottom would be pointed to make it easier to use in a potted (so to speak) plant. I've been using the permanent markers for writing and that seems to be holding up.

Just hope there's nothing too toxic in that ink. Oops. Hadn't thought of that.
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