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Prevent Bent Curtain Rods

Introduction
Bent Curtain Rods do not keep the curtain up over the window; they do, however, keep falling down - curtain and all.  Fallen curtains do not keep the cold and the sun out, or maintain some privacy.  The intent of this instructable is prevent curtain rods from being bent beyond use.  The audience is parents or adults who watch children and have spring loaded curtain rods.

The Story
We have some heavy (1.26 lbs) curtains that help keep the cold out during the winter and block the sun during the summer.  These curtains, also, keep the kids entertained, by hiding behind them and peering around them to see the snow or who pulled into the driveway.  So the curtains would often fall down.  To which we would put them back up and remind the kids to stay out from behind the curtains.  They did for awhile, but it did not stop them.  So the next step was to tie the curtains up in a knot during the day and remind the kids to leave the curtains alone.  They did for awhile, but the kids thought it was fun to jump up and grab the knot.  The next step was to extend the curtain rods where there was more tension against the frame and remind the kids to stay out from behind the curtains and to leave them alone.  They did for awhile, but the curtain rods became bent because the kids still played around the curtains and inadvertently pulled the curtains harder because the curtains didn't fall as quickly.  One curtain rod became so bent it would even hold the curtain up.  More drastic measures were required.  But what?  Here is my solution on how to Prevent Bent Curtain Rods from occurring.

Objective:
The intent of this instructable is to
1)  Prevent curtain rods from being bent beyond use for anyone who watches children or have cats that climb curtains and have spring loaded (tension) curtain rods.
2)  Provide a cost effective alternative to constantly replacing tension curtain rods.
3)  Encourage you to engage in a Do It Yourself franchise and community.

Requirements:
1) Inexpensive fix,
2) Quick fix,
3) Durable and
4) Not easy to detect.
 
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