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If you stock your cabinet with a pod of Vaseline or petroleum jelly, you've hit the motherload of fix-its. This slick substance quiets squeaky doors when dabbed on the hinges and lubricate sticky locks, windows, and sliding door tracks for easier opening.
In the winter, this does good for more than just chapped lips. Vaseline can save you a headache by helping prevent frozen locks—simply apply a thin layer to both the lock and key, insert the key into the lock, and work it back and forth to lubricate the tumbler.
Related: 3 Fixes for a Squeaky Door
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