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How To Keep Your Curtains From Sliding All Over The Rod

Deme Crinion2 Comments
So, this may not be post-worthy....but maybe??

My mom was visiting and commented on how I had hung our curtains so they don't slide all over the bar.  It made me wonder if it was something that could help any of my fellow OCD curtain peeps out there.

It's nothing fancy, just in the way you place the curtain rings/clips/tabs on the rod. I give you the simplest fix ever....
Such a simple way to keep your curtains from sliding all over the bar

Don't mind my unfinished curtain panels for demonstration here....

When I'm ready to hang curtains, I extend the curtain rod about an inch or two beyond the rod-mount hardware instead of having the finial flush against it (adjust your measurements accordingly).  Then, I make sure I put the end clip to the outside of the mounting hardware. 
Such a simple way to keep your curtains from sliding all over the bar
That end clip becomes an anchor and doesn't go past the rod mount.  So, when I close the curtains it keeps the outer end of the panel in place instead of having the entire panel slide down the rod.

Makes it super easy to open and close your curtains without the skiwampus joyride. 
Such a simple way to keep your curtains from sliding all over the bar
This obviously works for curtains hung with drapery clips, tabs, or some sort of individual hanger.  Although, you could probably cut a slit in a pocket rod curtain panel where your mounting hardware is for the same effect. 

Ahhh, the little things. What simple household tricks do you have?


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