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Our bed groans louder than we ever could

We have a magically wonderful queen-sized pillow top mattress and box springs which we love. But the basic metal frame underneath is relentlessly noisy, making every shift of weight, every instance of us getting up or lying down into a series of creaks and squeaks that can be heard all through the house. Worst of all, it's not even possible to have sexytime without the whole house hearing the bed. We need a quieter bed and could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Earplugs/muffs to block out a crying baby

In the next two weeks, there will be a new addition to our household -- a baby. (Not mine.) And since it's not mine, I would prefer not to hear it. There are lots of AskMes about earplugs, but many (like the ETY ones) use as a selling point that they don't muffle speech. I want to muffle everything. Best ear protection for the job, <$30?
posted by fiercecupcake on Jun 14, 2013 - 16 answers

Keep it down up there.

Is there anything to be done about (probably unintentionally) loud neighbors? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Feb 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Squeak squeak squeak squeak

How do I either stop my bed from squeaking or stop being embarrassed about my downstairs neighbors potentially hearing it? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Dec 27, 2011 - 28 answers

Please help me shut this dog up.

How can I get my neighbors to silence their constantly barking dog, considering I'm not sure how to communicate with them? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on May 21, 2011 - 13 answers

How to get my neighbors to STFU?

The Super and his family in the apartment next door are way too loud. Three kids in a one bedroom, running, screaming, jumping. The apartment and his salary is paid for by the coop. What recourse as an owner/share holder in my coop do I have? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus on Feb 22, 2011 - 2 answers

HELP! New condo, thin walls, big mortgage

I am looking for someone to test noise levels from a neighbour in a new condo in Vancouver, Canada. I need a professional opinion and I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by ninefour on Dec 13, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I effectively get my neighbor to stop harrassing me about the reasonable amount of noise I make?

I am having a conflict about noise with my downstairs neighbor, and he has agreed to meet. What talking points should I bring up, how should I start this conversation, and what kinds of body language can I practice to make it effective? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Nov 15, 2010 - 48 answers

How do I eat quietly?

I eat noisily and I want to fix it. I eat with my mouth closed, but it's still quite loud. What am I doing wrong?
posted by krisjohn on Jun 10, 2010 - 12 answers

Noise canceling technology for a whole apartment?

Any good solutions for canceling out my neighbor's bass from their stereo without headphones? Headphones aren't an option all the time if I need to sleep. Are their nose canceling stereos? How well do they work? What else could I try? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on May 25, 2009 - 13 answers

What's the best way to deal with my annoying neighbors?

My upstairs neighbors and I have had small battles throughout the course of the year, but it's been getting worse as of late. Recently they've taken to stomping around at odd hours of the night, and it's driving us crazy. What's the best way to defuse the situation with them? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Apr 15, 2009 - 28 answers

Which air compressor is quieter?

Which air compressor is quieter? The HUSKY air scout. LINK Or this Craftsman 2 gallon one? LINK Any other suggestions will be appreciated! Thanks!
posted by austinlee on Feb 5, 2009 - 8 answers

How to find out if apartments will be noisy

How can you determine if an apartment is noisy before moving in? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Dec 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Please shut up the noise in my head

Strangestquestioneverfilter: There’s always music in my head. Make it stop. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2008 - 42 answers

Help me deal with a baby noisy neighbour.

Help me deal with a noisy neighbour. Difficulty: Neighbour is one month old. [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on May 2, 2008 - 33 answers

How am I going to sneak up on people with such noisy shoes?

My shoes are noisy. How can I get them to be quiet? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Jan 28, 2008 - 6 answers

how to ask neighbor to be quiet

My upstairs neighbor has become increasingly loud. He installed wood floors before moving in a year ago, which amplifies the sound. I can tolerate most noise, especially during the early evening. But he comes home after midnight, often with boisterous friends, and their noise keeps me up for hours. I've spoken to him on two occasions to keep it down. Now I want to write a letter. I want to be respectful and respected, but I'm not sure what to say other than to keep it down after hours. I know letter between neighbors can't be enforced, so how can I write it in a way that he'll be understanding and comply? Thanks in advance for advice!
posted by lunachick on Feb 6, 2007 - 30 answers

Can I reduce the noise coming from my Pocket Rocket vibe?

Is every Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket REALLY FREAKING LOUD, or do I have a defective one? Any simple mods to lower the noise level? Or do I just need to buy a different (but still cheap, mini & battery-powered) vibe that's not a POS? And if so, which one? (My previous Doc Johnson vibe was quiet & great -- for the six weeks before it died.)
posted by lorimer on Nov 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Stuck with loud car alarms -- help me get sleep!

Do I have any real options in dealing with loud car alarms? (Short of taking a brick to the windshield, which is what I really want to do.) [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Nov 2, 2005 - 29 answers

noisy water pipes

At my cousins' new house the water pipes make this awful and continuous groaning noise when she waters the front lawn but not the back. Any ideas what may be causing it and if anything can be done about it? Cheap fix is what we're hoping for.
posted by BoscosMom on May 15, 2005 - 9 answers

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