9 Everyday Problems You Can Solve With Vaseline

3. Squeaky hinges

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Got noisy or stiff hinges on cabinets or doors? Petroleum jelly works just as well as WD-40 — but without the smell or the mess.

“The petroleum jelly works its way into the hinge and adheres well, so it won’t run off and make a mess like oil or other lubricants,” Family Handyman explains.

The publication offers step-by-step directions with photos. All that’s required besides the petroleum jelly is a hammer, a rag and a finish nail.

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