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An easy trick to make stuck drawers open
It can be quite annoying when drawers won’t open or are really difficult to open. It can vary with temperature and season, especially in old houses. But there is a swift, cheap, and convenient remedy for this common problem – olive oil. Yes, the universal solution for lubricating just about anything, and it’s been with us since the beginning of civilization.
Open old wooden windows more easily
Apply richly with olive oil on a paper and then smear the oily paper around the edges of the window. It’s almost like magic, the window will open and close very smoothly and quietly, especially if you apply some olive oil on the hinges as well!
If you have windows that run on tracks, don’t use any kind of oil since it will attract dust and garbage and will eventually become harder to slide than ever before.
How to open stuck doors
In my old house from like the 1870:s, there are some ancient wooden doors, and the whole house has been bent, skewed, twisted, contorted, stooped, and wilted over the years.
Different parts of the building have sunk down a bit while others have remained on the same level leading to a distortion of the whole structure; this effect is also transcended to the doors. Small changes in the angles make doors hard or even impossible to close.
As long as the door still fits in the rectangular opening, you can apply the same solutions as mentioned above for windows – olive oil. This affordable substance will make a significant difference to your old doors. Suddenly they will open and close with ease and rub some on the hinges too, and you will get rid of that annoying squeaking sound.