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Look for a heavy paper or vinyl pull-down version meant for classrooms, as those usually have a rolling mechanism already in place. (Search "school maps" on eBay.) DIY Steps: 1. Screw brackets made for roller shades (at hardware stores) into your window frame, then mount. 2. If your map doesn't have the rods and spring attached, use a roller shade kit (find one at joann.com).