As I've mentioned before in one of my posts, it can get really loud in my house. Why? Because I have 8 siblings. I need not say more. What was annoying is that if I wanted to record something (I also practice reading a lot because I'm also interested in voice acting) and my mic would sometimes pick up that sometimes screaming, laughing, crying, you get the picture.
So, I decided there must be an end to all this background noise. What first came to mind was maybe burying myself and my mic in clothes so that there wouldn't be the echo and siblings. But that would be pretty hard! Then I thought that maybe I could get a Microphone sound box!...except they're pretty expensive, and I had just gotten new headphones, so I wasn't ready to spend more money on something I could make! The "secret ingredient" may be something you wouldn't expect; egg cartons! Yes, you heard me right. I've seen pictures of real sound boxes, and they have little bumps inside so that sound doesn't echo by bouncing off of a flat wall.
So, I got 4 egg cartons and taped them to a box, and now it works perfectly!
-PS, you'll have to look at the image sideways. Something went wrong with Posthaven, so that's why it's rotated differently.