When we purchased our house, it had paper blinds. These, as you can imagine, let in a lot of light, and a lot of heat. We've finally gotten around to getting real blinds. But, that's not the story here. The blinds (which you can see on the windows in the background) came wrapped in bubble wrap, which necessitated many Ace Ventura reenactments.
The thing I'm looking forward to the most with the new blinds - making my children's rooms like caves so they'll be tricked into sleeping longer. Like birds. No more 5:30 mornings for me, suckers.