• “The other night I became a total apartment-living cliché. It was 5am and my upstairs neighbor had been hitting snooze (yet again) on her siren-pitched alarm clock for close to an hour. I finally stormed out of bed, stomped to the broom closet, and gave my ceiling several vigorous whacks. Not my best moment, or morning.

    To keep you from meeting the same pre-dawn fate (and well, looking like a lunatic), I thought I'd research more neighborly etiquette. Here goes:

    1. It's easy to forget when you're in the moment, but remember to calm down (to be fair, I talked to my neighbor in person before the broom incident) and start with a polite intro. As we all know, you won't accomplish anything by attacking them and many people aren't aware that you can hear them. For example, I had an upstairs neighbor who worked late and could only workout at midnight, on his treadmill, above my bed/head. He was testy at first when I brought it up but I finally asked politely if there was another room where he could put the treadmill. Luckily, there was and it was no longer an issue…” To read the 6 other Tips, click below!

    7 Tips for Keeping the Peace (and Quiet) With Noisy Neighbors

    Apartment Therapy

    By: Theresa Gonzalez

    January 1, 2012


    For full article, please click here: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/7-tips-for-dealing-with-noisy--164186


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