We Saved Money in the Long Run

I have never liked shutters because of the ones that were in my parents’ house when I was growing up. There were cords on them, and one got tightly wrapped around my finger. Thankfully, my dad was able to free my finger before any damage was done, but I had never liked that kind of window treatment since. That changed though when I went to visit my aunt and saw the window plantation shutters that she had. Granted, shutters are gorgeous, but I always thought they all had that cord that was unsightly and dangerous.

Her shutters had no cords at all, and they would be perfect even in a house where there are small children.…