The colder it is, the more likely you’ll hear squeaks and groans from your home. Here are some tips on stopping those annoying sounds.

Since we’re spending more time indoors this winter, those home squeaks, wobbles, and tilts that we tolerated all year suddenly are in our faces and getting on our last nerves.

So we gobbled up a recent New York Times article by Bob Tedeschi, who picked the brains of woodworking and repair experts on how to get rid of annoying sounds and unappreciated motion.

Our two favorite tips:
Tighten a hole that’s too big for a screw, by stuffing the hole with a couple of toothpicks or a wooden match. (Handy for fixing a wobbly banister).
Banish floor squeaks by sprinkling on some talcum powder, a short-term, emergency solution when guests are coming. For a more permanent fix, take a look at this video. Do you have any tips for fixing squeaks and wobbles?