When the tap in the bathroom starts dripping at night and is making it impossible to sleep, here’s an easy fix to temporarily stop the maddening sound and allow you to get some shuteye.

Tie a small length of string around the aerator and allow it to rest in the basin. The water will now run down the length of the string and into the basin instead of dripping.

In the morning, you can tackle fixing the tap yourself or call in a plumber.

Cover Image: Tap by Emily used under CC BY 2.0