This floss on the faucet trick was definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” tricks for me. It just makes so much sense! It’s a simple solution to an annoyingly common little issue.
I just love clever little tips like this. I wouldn’t necessarily even need this one myself since we have a garage full of supplies to fix pretty much everything under the sun, but it’s just good to know it’s there in case the need ever arises. Picture yourself finally sitting down at the end of a long day. The house is quiet. Completely quiet. You’re finally cracking open that book you’ve been wanting to read all week. And then you hear it. Drip. Drip. Drip. And it drives you crazy. You can’t enjoy the book because of that annoying dripping sound, but you really don’t want to embark on a full-scale faucet repair project at this particular time. That’s when you need the floss on the faucet trick!
How to Use the Floss on the Faucet Trick
When you notice a faucet in your home dripping, but you don’t have the time or the interest in fixing it, here’s how to silence it:
First, go to the bathroom and find the dental floss.
Pull out a length of floss about 12-14″ long and cut it off the dispenser.
Wrap one end of the floss around your faucet as shown and tie it to secure it.
Allow the other end of the floss to dangle down to the drain.
Each time your faucet drips, the drop will silently slide down the length of the floss and into the drain!
And then you can get back to your book in peace. 🙂
Don’t forget to pin this idea to your Pinterest boards so you’ll have it when you need it!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.