There is nothing worse than a dresser or storage unit with drawers that won’t cooperate. Whether you’re dealing with an antique dresser that won’t budge or with a drawer that is so stuck it is almost unusable, don’t fear, as we have the perfect solution!
Not only are sticky drawers an overall easy fix, and you also won’t have to look far in your home for the supplies needed. Depending on how stuck your drawer is, you may need to try a few of these methods below or use a combination of them to get the best results.
Have a little wax paper lying around the house? It’s not well known that this product is perfect for un-sticking drawers. Simply fold the wax paper over itself a few times and rub the flat surface on the tracks of your drawers. Do this a few times on each track, leaving a thin layer of wax behind. Reapply as needed and test after a few applications.
Your regular everyday bar of soap will work as a drawer greaser in a pinch! The only catch is this method can be a bit messier, so make sure to have some drop cloths on your floor. To grease the drawer tracks, run the bar of soap along each track several times, applying pressure as you work. The soap should start to shave off into the groove of the drawer tracks and will act as a lubricator for the drawer!
Last but not least, if you want to keep your dresser drawers running smoothly, try using a candle! Beeswax or votive-type candle will work for greasing drawers that just won’t budge. Like the soap application, rub a candle of your choice along the drawer track, ensuring the wax goes into the nooks and crannies to ensure all areas are greased. This will help the drawers move out much more smoothly.