Squeaky Door? Silence it With These Easy Hacks

Squeaky Door? Silence It With These Easy Hacks

The ear-irritating squeak of a door is enough to drive a person to madness. The good news is, this annoying sound can be traced back to the hinges—and the fixes are often found right at home. Here they are.

Household Items Get the Job Done

Talcum powder, that stuff from the bathroom, can work wonders. Sprinkle a bit on the noisy hinge, use an old toothbrush to brush it in, and swing the door a few times. The powder does its thing, reducing friction and soaking up any moisture.

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Or, try olive oil. Dab a bit on the hinge, swing the door a few times, and suddenly, there is no more scratching. It cleans the mess, oils the hinge, and keeps things moving smoothly. There’s also dish soap—the slick kind. Just slap it on the hinges, and it does two jobs. It makes things slippery for smooth movement and cleans out the dirt and old gunk, making the door shut up—good old soap.

Conditioner and Jelly

For a weird but cool solution, use a hair conditioner from your bathroom. Put it on a clean cloth and rub it on the parts where the hinge moves. It’s like a makeshift lubricant. Plus, it smells nice!

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If all else fails, there’s always the petroleum jelly. Rub it on the hinge with a rag, and it will stop the squeak by giving some instant lube to the metal parts causing the noise.

Other Ideas

If the door is still throwing a tantrum after all these tricks, take the door off its frame and check for any junk or fix any alignment issues. That should finally lead to some peace and quiet. You’re welcome, by the way.

Boundary-Pushing Director Jordan Peele Had a Very Stylish and Big Year

Jordan Peele has transitioned from doing crude sketch comedy to genre-bending movies over the past five years. Another change occurred along the road, particularly in the last six months, Peele has subtly evolved into one of Hollywood’s best-dressed men, all the while maintaining his signature appearance.

Boundary-Pushing Director Jordan Peele Had a Very Stylish & Big Year

Jordan Peele Has Style!

At the beginning of his career, you could often spot Peele on the red carpet wearing quite conventional attire. Black suits with thin black ties, or a black tuxedo with a black bowtie when the situation called for it. Traditionally, his more laid-back ensembles included a flannel over a graphic T-shirt or a denim jacket over a checkered button-up. From his basic black-rimmed glasses to his laid-back appearance, it was an everyman look.

His casual attire today is a more fashionable take on what he would have worn five years ago. He hasn’t abandoned his collection of graphic t-shirts; rather, he pairs them with simpler shirts and bottoms. He will wear a bold jacket with a simple white t-shirt and black pants. You may be wondering about his more formal appearance…

He recently arrived at an event in Los Angeles dressed in a wide-wale corduroy suit from Todd Snyder, complete with a double-breasted blazer and loose-fitting brown pants. He wore an eye-catching purple suit made by Bode, especially for the premiere of his most recent film. Throughout the year, Jordan Peele appears to swing back and forth between these two stylistic extremes: more subdued tailoring like his merlot-hued suit, and brighter hues like his sky blue ensemble.

Stylist Chris Horan Helped Jordan

His beard and graying hair have gotten shorter and shorter throughout, but they have always looked just right scruffy. His clothing’s hues always seem to go well with the silver. He now wears bolder eyewear than he did in the past, including eye-catching Garrett Leight and Andy Wolf frames. Jordan Peele probably had assistance from Chris Horan, a stylist. Horan has watched how Peele dressed and has worked with him to push that to new heights, in contrast to some Hollywood stylists who like to simply throw current expensive clothes at their clients and see what sticks.

Horan’s other well-known clientele includes Christina Aguilera and Charli XCX. Unquestionably, Peele and Horan have discovered the ideal balance of fashion: informal ensembles with just the right amount of sharpness and suits that alternate between wonderfully loud and muted and elegant styles. And throughout it all, Jordan Peele maintains his signature unique director appearance with stylish clothing.