most cities have a noise ordinance in effect. find out how much noise is acceptable (decibels) during what time periods per ordinance, then video/record the noise disturbances. you can even get an instrument to measure the actual decibel level on video in case you ever need to take someone to court (either your neighbor or your landlord). i've been on both sides of this -- the last place i lived, i was sandwiched between an extremely early A.M.-noisy-and-inconsiderate-type (cowboy boots on wooden floors, dropping large objects, playing ball with his rambunctious kitten at 3AM on a work night) and a guy downstairs who drove my predecessor out of the building in fear(!) because he was harassing her -- he was oversensitive to everyday, legitimate, within-the-boundaries-of-our-noise-ordinance activities. if you live in a building with hardwood floors, there is going to be SOME noise during daylight and early evening hours, even if you take shoes off, which I ALWAYS do. i had to call the police 4X on the upstairs guy (got no help from management after talking to the guy twice) AND my car was routinely being vandalized on the street on by the crazy downstairs guy, so i decided to move. :-) i will never live below anybody again. but my downstairs neighbor here swears he can't hear a thing -- even with two rambunctious full-grown cats!
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|4/28/10 6:36 PM|
there's no doubt someone out there that is even more "clean" than the cleanest folks commenting, just like there is always some woman or man that is secretly (or not so secretly) more attractive to your partner than you! everybody's standards are different, so what repulses me (coffee grinds left on tile counters) will no doubt be of little worry to others. live and let live i say! :-)
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hello: i need to find a not-too-modern faucet for an ikea sink i have my eye on: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20033354.
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