Posts Tagged ‘Noise’

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Top 5 Universal Tenant Rights

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Whether you're new to the tenant scene or you've been renting for the last 20 years, every tenant has rights. Here are the top 5 universal tenant rights throughout the US. 1. Right to a safe living space read more

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How to DIY When You Live in an Apartment

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Thanks to the immense popularity of Pinterest and other online crafting sites, it seems like everyone is now crazy about DIYing to work some added style and personality into their homes. Whether your dresser is in dire need of a new coat of paint or you are looking to put some new hairpin legs onto […] read more

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7 Strategies for Dealing with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors

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Owning a house used to be one of the first steps on the path to the American dream. But with market prices rising all over the country and no relief in sight, that concept seems to be rapidly changing. A recent report by the Pew Research Center even found that more U.S. households are headed […] read more

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Non-Aggressive Strategies for Dealing With Noisy Neighbors

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Moving into a new home is always an exciting experience, right? read more

How to Reduce Noice with Fabrics and Furniture

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One big concern when you share walls with other folks is how to reduce noise. There are ways to lessen noise pollution and help make your space more comfortable and more private, by using fabrics and furniture placement effectively. Soundproofing Walls with Heavy Fabrics That obvious echo you hear when you walk into an empty apartment […] read more

Mild-Mannered Ways to Quiet Your Barking Dog

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If your dog won’t stop barking (and so, sadly, your neighbors see you as that person with the “annoying barking dog“) it can be very annoying and cause problems for yourself and your neighbors. This article will explore three ways you can quiet your dog, and enjoy some peace and quiet. Classic Obedience Training There […] read more

Simple Decorating Tips to Reduce Exterior Noise

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In the wrong area, an apartment can become annoyingly saturated with the sounds of vehicles, people or even natural sounds like waves and wind. This article will detail a few simple decorating tips to reduce exterior noise. Reinforce your Curtains As the first line of defense between your apartment and unwanted noise pollution, your curtains […] read more

Dealing with Violations of Quiet Hours

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When you’re living in an apartment, you have to rely on your neighbors to be quiet so that you can get some sleep. Many apartment complexes even make quiet hours a matter of policy, setting certain hours during which tenants are expected to keep noise to a minimum. Unfortunately, not all neighbors are considerate, and […] read more

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Finding the Right Apartment: Four Questions to Ask Potential Neighbors

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Talking to neighbors before moving into a new apartment is akin to calling references when hiring a candidate for a job. They provide a view of your prospective selection that you can’t gain from a one-time visit. When deciding what questions to ask those who already live in the neighborhood or building, explore what aspects of apartment living affect you […] read more