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How to Survivify: Noisy Apartment Neighbors

Apartment living has its benefits, but a loud neighbor can literally be hazardous to your health, or at least your sanity. If you can't get a good night's sleep, let alone read a book with a reasonable amount of peace and quiet, it may be time to take action.

Look on the bright side:

  • At least you know you're not alone in your building.
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Tips from the trenches:

  • Ask your neighbor all about his/her new jump roping or dancing routine.
  • Check your lease; sometimes tenants are supposed to have carpeting over a certain amount of the apartment.
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Words of Wisdom

Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there. -Franklin P. Jones
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor. -Eric Hoffer
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door. -Publilius Syrus