You want to open the window of your living room and realize it doesn’t move an inch. What can you do?

Unsticking a window requires just a little muscle and the right technique,” according to Dummies authors Gary Hedstrom, Peg Hedstrom and Judy Ondrla Tremore. With a little patience and a couple of simple techniques, most jammed windows can be opened.

To help you get some fresh air in, Dummies provides 3 methods that work in most cases:

  • Breaking the seal all around the window sashes;
  • Using a hammer and a stiff-bladed putty knife;
  • Cutting the seal with a utility knife.

SOURCE:  Dummies