With just a few simple tips and the proper products, you can solve common household problems without calling in backup.
Smooth Sliding Doors
Problem: "My sliding door isn't sliding very smoothly."
Fix it: Odds are there is junk jamming the track and wheels—but because the wheels are recessed and the track is narrow, the debris can be hard to see. The solution is to clean it by running a paintbrush or vacuum along the track. If that doesn't help, consider adjusting the spring-loaded wheels up or down—which can be done by turning the screws above the wheels clockwise (to raise) or counterclockwise (to lower). Last but not least, spray the track with WD-40 ($6 for 11 oz.; lowes.com), which not only can dissolve grease and loosen dirt but also act as a lubricant to allow the door to move with less effort.