DIY Tricks: Save Time Hanging Up Curtains (with pictures)

Putting up your curtain rod can be a pain. Measuring to make sure you have it all in the right spot. Here’s a trick I came up with to speed things along. This is especially helpful if you’ll be doing the same task repeatedly. 

Tools needed:

  • Piece of cardboard (or paper if not available)
  • Pen 
  • Curtain rod and hardware 
  • Curtains 
  • Screwdriver or screw gun 

Step 1 – Cut out a piece of cardboard 

Step 2 – cut a square out of one of the corners of the cardboard 

Step 3 – place the cut in the card board along the window sill 

Step 4 – figure out exactly where you want the holes to be for mounting the hardware to hold your curtain rod. Once determined mark them in the cardboard and to the wall


Step 5 – flip the cardboard over and repeat on the otherwise of the window. It will match up the same. 

Now all you have to do is mount the hardware and hang the curtains! 


Author: Colbie McRae

In February of 2015, I started insureCAL Insurance Agency from scratch. Now in our 2nd year, we will have 5 licensed agents and an awesome partnership with a number of great insurance carriers. insureCAL’s main focus is the agriculture industry, it’s what all of us grew up knowing and loving.

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