Monday, September 9, 2013

Use Cucumbers to Silence a Squeaky Door

Several months ago, I came across an article that mentioned a chemical-free way to fix a squeaky door. I thought I pinned it, but the day my son's squeaky door was driving me nuts...I couldn't find it. Once I remembered that cucumber was the magic ingredient, I was able to re-locate the tip at

I was skeptical, but desperate, so I dug into my son's lunch stash and grabbed a few slices and found the worst offender, our pantry door.

First I rubbed on the inside of the hinge. 

Then I rubbed on the outside hinge.

I opened and closed the door a few times and voila! The squeak was gone! I couldn't believe it! I then ran around and checked all the other doors in our house. Only four had any squeak at all, and now every door is blissfully silent!

You'll want to bring a rag with you because the cucumber will drip. If you have crisp white doors like ours, you'll want to avoid cucumber grime spot marks. You can see what I mean in the above photo.

I really wish I would have taken a video because you will have to try this yourself to hear how well it works!

So the next time you have some cucumbers to spare--or want to use them up before they go bad--make a quick pass around your house and enjoy the sound of squeak-free silence.

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  1. Amazing! I totally need to try this on my girls bathroom door. It totally squeaks and drives me nuts.
    Thanks so much for the tip.

  2. That's kind of crazy! I wonder why it works? Or what else works?


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