Lock your locks!! Even when leaving you should always lock your deadbolt and knob. I know it's a painful time consuming task...NOT!! For those of you who have two sided Deadbolts and can't be bothered locking it from the inside when you get home because it's to much of a pain to try to unlock it when you leave in the Morning with your arms laden with cups of coffee, purses, briefcases and etc....most knobs can be kicked/broken off, or doors kicked in or pried open when only the knob is locked...a deadbolt extends further into the door jam and will make this harder...especially if you install extra long screws on the latch plate that reach all the way back into the stud behind the door jam/frame!!
Received a great suggestion from Thomas today....
"I have found that when the door is starting to drag at the bottom of the frame that a small piece of cardboard, like from a notebook paper pad , works great when placed behind the lower hinge of the doorframe...it levers just enough to pick the door off the frame bottom...you can add 2 pieces if it is not enough...and sometimes 1 in the middle hinge, depending on the door weight."
In addition, though a much less common problem, you can do the same to the upper hinge if the door is scraping at the top of the frame. I sometimes use small washers to accomplish this same thing and have found it works extremely well on Gates! Thank you for your input Thomas!
Have an RV, Camper, Tent Trailer, Toy Hualer etc.? Do your keys say CH751? If so you might wanna replace those locks. It is estimated that over 70% of all of these use this same exact key for the storage compartments. This means the chances are very very high your neighbor has easy access to yours