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Tip: Tighten up a loose latch

To stop an annoying rattling of a bedroom door I removed and then adjusted the strike plate on the frame where the latch catches it. I bent the flange so it grabbed the door and held it in place. I've read you can also use a file on the opening in the strike plate to enlarge the hole so the bolt fits into it.