With just a few simple tips and the proper products, you can solve common household problems without calling in backup.
Tighten Cabinet Doors
Problem: "One of my kitchen cabinet doors is always swinging open."
Fix it: After years of getting slammed shut, a cabinet door might not stay closed because it shifted or sagged, bringing the latch out of alignment with the plate on the cabinet. To remedy, loosen the screws on the hinge enough to adjust the door up or down as needed. Then retighten the screws. Some hinges allow you to adjust the door up, down and side to side by turning the screws. A worn or bent latch, or one with a magnet that has lost its power, can be replaced with several options including a magnetic catch ($5, rockler.com).