If a door is difficult to shut, chances are that the problem is in the hinges. Surprisingly, it's easy to fix this with some toothpicks placed at the right spots, as Apartment Therapy shows in its quick guide.
Photo by Andie Powers
You first need to identify which hinge is the problem. It's usually the top one,; you can often tell by cracks in the paint.
Open the door, and remove the screws in that hinge. Clean any debris away, and grab your toothpicks. Break off a piece that is long enough to fit all the way to the back of the hole. Place it in the hole.
Place the screw back into the hole and screw it all the way in. If the screw continues to spin and spin, put another toothpick or longer piece of one inside.
Once the door is working properly, break off all the bits of toothpick sticking out.
How To Fix a Hard-To-Close Door with Toothpicks [Apartment Therapy]