Opening and shutting blinds and shades is not in itself a major task, consider what else is associated with opening and shutting your blinds: untangling the cords, making sure the blinds are oriented in the right direction, making sure they are even. Now, repeat this process across all of the windows in all of the rooms of your home. It’s no wonder that many people leave their shades in the same position day in and day out! It’s just easier.
Motorized shades are a great finishing touch to your smart home setup, they can lower your energy bill and also help protect your home while you're away.