Most of us have had an annoying dripping faucet that we just haven’t had a chance to repair or replace. You can temporarily quiet things down with a piece of string. Just tie it around the end of the faucet spout and let the free end rest on the bottom of the sink. The drops of water will travel down the string silently, and tranquility can be restored until you are able to get to it. When it’s time for the repair, doityourself.com has a pretty good guide to help you do the job right.