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Alternative Use For Felt Pads Fixes Shaky Plates

Casa Quickie: Got a Rattle?

Got a shake or rattle in the house that needs some fixin'? Put a stop to it with a simple solution — felt pads ($3.89). The fuzzy little guys most often find their way under furniture legs to keep hardwood floors from scratching, but they are quite useful in other ways, too.

Charming as they may be, hanging plates can often cause a rattle that will drive diners crazy when they get up to refill their glasses. To bring some peace and quiet back to the table, just stick two small felt pads or one large one to the back of the springs and it will create a sound barrier between the wall and the plate holder. And it may keep your plates a bit safer on the breaking front, too.

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