Don’t Wait till Spring to Clean!


Upkeep of your home is a year-round job, and if you haven’t been as diligent with housecleaning as you’d like to have been, there’s no better time to start than NOW–especially if you’re planning to sell your home soon.

One common issue I’ve encountered among homeowners I’ve worked with has been a sticking door. A door that sticks is likely not a deal-breaker, but it can be irritating. The good news is that it’s an easy fix. You won’t need a handyman. You can do yourself.

First, if you’re not sure which part of the door is sticking to the frame when you open or close it, apply colored chalk to the inside of the door casing and close the door. When you open it again, each section of the door making contact with the frame will have colored chalk on it.

Next, using either sandpaper or a rotary tool, begin sanding the area(s) of the door where you see the colored chalk. It shouldn’t take too long to sand the problem area down, so make sure to check frequently.

The job shouldn’t take much longer than 10 minutes from start to finish. your sticking door will open wide to receive visitors on Open House Day; and you’ll have plenty of time left to give your house a good once-over.

Tripp Jones Real Estate for Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys, Call 661-733-4555 or 818-527-6292