I feel a litte foolish posting this question as the answer would seem obvious, but I can't figure out how to raise the Venetian blinds on the entry door or the kitchen window. There is no strings evident for doing that as is typical on such blinds - only the wand for adjusting the tilt of the blinds. It appears it might be necessary to remove the screws in the string tension at the bottom of the blinds, but that doesn't seem realistic. I'm trying to wash the inside of those windows.
Try not to make me look too foolish if there is a simple answer to this.