Apartment Living Advice: 3 Tips on How to Work From Home Successfully

how to work from home successfully

how to work from home successfully

Working from home has already been becoming a trend in recent years. Remote work has grown by 44% in the last 5 years alone.

The current coronavirus crisis has accelerated this trend and will likely have a huge effect on what doing business looks like even after the lockdowns are lifted.

But working from home, especially if you don’t have space for a dedicated home office, is another type of work experience altogether. Read on for our top tips on how to work from your apartment successfully.

Set a Schedule

You don’t have to keep a rigid schedule, flexibility is one of the benefits of working from home. However, if most people don’t have some kind of guidelines, procrastination will become king and productivity will go out the window.

So, pick your best schedule. Maybe you like sticking with the 9-5 or 7-3 or 10-6. Maybe a few hours in the morning, with a long lunch and a few hours in the evening will work better for you. Some night owls might even find they prefer working after dinner. Regardless, find what works and stick to it and enjoy the ability to take an afternoon off here and there.

Create a Work Space

If you have an extra room to use as a home office, this is ideal. However, many people, particularly apartment dwellers, don’t have an entire room they can dedicate to work. If that’s the case, find a quiet corner in your space where you can set up a desk.

The kitchen table might be okay if you live alone. But if you live with your family or roommates, there will probably be too many distractions as people are in and out all day. Not to mention the snacks in the cupboard will be constantly calling to you.

The bedroom might be a better spot, in that case, but be sure to set up a separate space and don’t work from your bed. Your body and mind need to associate your bed with sleep, not work, or you might find that you won’t be able to turn off at night.

Once you have a good spot, invest in a quality, ergonomic chair, and set up your space as ergonomically as possible to ease the stress on your body.

Set Boundaries

If you live with other people, you need to set boundaries. Without boundaries, you will find yourself being distracted all day and your productivity will tank. Set up work hours during which everyone knows they need to pretend you’re not home.

If you have kids, this might not be fully possible. However, you can still layout rules about what they can and can’t ask you for during your work hours.

Mastering How to Work from Home Successfully

We hope these tips for working remotely help you to learn how to work from home successfully. Whether by choice or due to the coronavirus, working from home is a viable option for many people that saves time and helps them lead happy productive lives.

It’s also a fantastic option for people with a bit of a nomadic spirit. They can easily move to a new apartment when their lease is up without having to think about their commute!

Are you looking for a new apartment in Fort Wayne? Check out our apartments for rent here at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments today!

From Bachelor Drab to Bachelor Pad: 5 Renter-Friendly Ways to Update Your Apartment

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renter friendly upgrades for your apartment

According to CityLab, over 100 million Americans rent their homes, so finding a rental with all the right accommodations is a cause for celebration.

Whether you’re living with your family, or you’re a young bachelor, choosing renter-friendly upgrades for your apartment might be necessary, at some point.

Are you ready to upgrade your apartment? Check out these tips to take your apartment from so-so to whoa.

Renter-Friendly Upgrades for Your Apartment

Apartment living is great and has many benefits. Make your apartment your own with a few apartment upgrades.

Before changing the appearance of your apartment, please speak with the landlord or property manager. Altering the look of your unit without permission might cost you the security deposit. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

1. Spruce Up the Bathroom

When decorating an apartment, many people don’t think about decorating the bathroom, but this room needs a little love too. Modern bathrooms exude the look and feel of a spa. When you walk in there, the sense of relaxation should overflow.

To achieve a new look in your apartment, buy a new shower curtain, hang up wall art, or use different color towels. It’s interesting how changing small details can make a significant impact.

2. Decorate the Kitchen

Kitchens are the heart of a home. Update the kitchen with removable backsplash tiles to revive the sink area.

Place decorative storage containers in your cabinets or on the counters and hang decorative kitchen towels. Set a bowl of your favorite snack as the centerpiece of your table.

Colorful appliances such as coffee makers and toasters also help dress up a kitchen.

3. Organize The Closets

Organizing your closets is perfect for getting the most usage out of a room. Choosing the right storage bins, hooks, or hangers is exciting and gratifying.

Setting your clothing, accessories, and shoes into a designated area helps maintain order and quick retrieval of an item. To whip your closet into shape try bins and baskets for hats, pajamas, scarves, gloves, handbags, or belts.

Use hangers for professional and easily wrinkle tops, pants, and skirts. Consider hanging shoes by hooks on the inside of the closet door to free up floor space.

A well-organized closet shows maturity and dedication.

4. Revamp Your Floors

For many apartments, carpet is the standard as it absorbs sound. If your carpet is looking a little drab, give it a deep cleaning to keep it looking fresh.

Afterward, try adding some spice with area rugs. Mix and match the textures of the area rugs with your decorative pillows for a more pleasing look.

5. Awaken The Countertops

Countertops do more than provide space for chopping vegetables and preparing meals. They pull together the look of your cabinets, backsplash, and flooring.

Let your kitchen counter reflect your personality with a colorful cutting board, cookie jar, a glass canister, or crock-pot.

Personalized items are popular too. Get your name or initials on a knife block and cutlery set.

Whatever you choose to display, make sure it captures your style.

Sign A Lease

As you can see, renter-friendly upgrades for an apartment don’t have to break your bank. All the options discussed are affordable and won’t take long to do.

If you’re ready for a new apartment, search our website for more information and contact us to schedule a tour.

5 New Years Resolution Ideas for Healthier Apartment Living

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new years resolution ideas

While many people yearn for a home to own, 34% of US households are made in rented spaces such as apartments. This has been more and more the case in recent years- Americans are shifting more toward wanting to save money and pay off debt instead of purchasing real estate.

At New Year’s, making resolutions is a great idea. If you’re one of the many people who live in an apartment, there are a few resolutions you can make to ensure that your life at home is even better than it was last year.

Read on for some New Years resolution ideas that will get you feeling more relaxed and at home in your apartment.

1. Doing Weekly Cleaning

Cleaning’s boring at best and disgusting at worst, so it’s really no wonder that most households don’t sweep the floors or bleach the bathtub nearly as often as they should. If you do these chores regularly, though, your house will look much cleaner. This will make you feel more relaxed when in your apartment and ultimately make you a happier person.

2. Completing Small Chores Immediately

While a lot of tasks can be done on a weekly basis, there are some chores that you might as well do immediately. Cleaning your dishes right after eating will stop funky smells from materializing. Making your bed each morning will make your room look cleaner and more relaxed. Chores like these only take a couple of minutes and make all the difference!

3. Get That Renovation Done

Everyone has that vision for their home that they’ve thought about implement but just haven’t gotten around to. It’s the new year and the perfect time to try new things, so why not install that awesome couch? Fix the hole in the wall? You’ll feel great having accomplished something you’ve been wanting to for a while!

4. Being Kind to Roommates

Your roommates may be annoying, but they’re yours. You probably bother them sometimes, too. Make it a resolution in the new decade to do one small kind thing for them each day. It doesn’t need to be anything big- just putting their cup in the appropriate cupboard will do.

5. Taking Some Time for You

In order to fully enjoy your apartment, it’s essential that you take some time to be kind to yourself. This year, resolve to carve out specific time frames to do something relaxing. For example, hop into a hot bath with a calming bath bomb and a novel. You’ll live life to the fullest when you choose to do things like this!

More New Years Resolution Ideas

While everyone makes vows to change their behavior in the new year, only a few actually follow through. If you’re one of these people, though, you can change your life for the better by committing to doing so!

Now that you know some New Years resolution ideas to get you started in the new decade, it’s time to look more into ways you can make your apartment a happier and more comfortable place in 2020. Check out the apartment living tab on our homepage for more articles on making your house a home.

Happy 2020!

Baby It’s Cold Outside: How to Keep Warm in Your Apartment This Winter

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Are you moving into a new apartment this winter and want to make it warm and cozy? Or maybe you’re happy where you are, but as the temperatures drop outside, it’s starting to feel freezing cold inside.

Read on to discover how to keep warm in the winter without breaking the bank on heating bills.

Stock Up on Warm Blankets

You can never have enough warm blankets around the house in the winter. Have throw blankets on or near sofas to and throw an extra blanket or two on your bed.

Another option is an electric heated blanket that you can turn on and off as needed. They’re a great option if you have pets, so you and your furry friend can snuggle under the blanket to stay warm.

Warm Up Your Bedroom

We mentioned adding extra blankets to your bed. Another option is getting fleece bed sheets. They’re thick enough to keep you warm, yet soft enough to keep you comfortable. And, they don’t have the cold feeling of cotton when you’re crawling into bed.

Before you go to bed at night, close the bedroom door. Sleeping with the door closed helps keep heat in the bedroom.

Drink Warm Tea or Hot Cocoa

If a warm blanket doesn’t help, make a cup of tea or hot cocoa. Warm drinks will heat your body from the inside, raising your body temperature slightly. Adding some spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, and cumin can increase your blood circulation.

The best teas to keep you warm are green or white tea, oolong, ginger, and chamomile. A cup of hot cocoa or warm milk with honey can also keep you warm on cold winter nights.

Find and Seal Air Leaks

If you keep trying to heat your home, yet the warm air keeps escaping, there may be an air leak somewhere. Before you ramp up the thermostat, feel around the apartment’s windows and doors to find where cold air may be coming in.

Cover windows in plastic and use door socks to stop drafts and keep the warm air in the room. This will help reduce your heating bills and you won’t need heavy blankets to stay warm.

Now You Know How to Keep Warm This Winter!

The cold weather is here and it’s only going to get colder! it’s time to start preparing your home for the freezing temperatures. Use these tips to keep warm this winter.

Looking for a new apartment? Contact us today and let us help you find the perfect home for you.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Getting Your Apartment Holiday Ready

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apartment decorating

The holidays are fast approaching, but is your apartment holiday-ready? Decorating for the holidays is fun, but if you live in an apartment, there are some things you should remember. You have a few safety codes to work around and your space is limited. This doesn’t mean you can’t decorate! You’ll just have to get creative.

Here are some apartment decorating ideas for your Fort Wayne apartment.

Find an Artificial Tree

If you’re planning on decorating a Christmas tree, remember that due to the fire code, live trees are not allowed inside apartments. But artificial Christmas trees can look just as real and you won’t have to constantly worry about sweeping up or stepping on pine needles!

If you only have a small space available for your tree, don’t worry! Artificial Christmas trees come in all sizes, widths, and colors, so you’re bound to find one perfect for your Fort Wayne apartment.

Hang Your Stockings with Care

Your apartment doesn’t have a fireplace, so you’re going to have to find somewhere else to hang your stockings. You can find a space on your wall in the living room and use command strip hooks, or find a nice windowsill ledge that needs some decoration. Bookshelves are also a great place to hang a stocking.

If you have children, consider hanging your stockings on bedroom doors or doorknobs. Stockings are a great way to make bedroom doors look more festive!

Decorate with LED Lights

Thinking about decorating your tree, window, or bookshelf with a string of lights? Go for it, but ditch the bulb string lights and opt for LED!

LED lights present no fire hazard even when left unsupervised and will always be cool to the touch. Additionally, they’re brighter, last longer, and use less electricity which will save you money! Because who couldn’t use more money, especially around the holidays!

Give Your Front Door Some Attention

If you’re planning on having guests over for the holidays, there’s nothing more welcoming than a festive front door! Hang a wreath, holiday sign, or some bundled up evergreens to welcome your visitors. You could also wrap your door in wrapping paper to look like a giant gift!

Let It Snow

If you need a holiday decorating idea that’s really cheap and safe for your apartment, get out the scissors, paper, or coffee filters, and string! Cut some shapes in the paper to make snowflakes and string them up throughout your apartment. There’s no better way to turn your Fort Wayne apartment into a winter wonderland.

This is also a fun activity that can keep your children occupied for an afternoon!

Display Your Holiday Cards

The festive pictures on the front of holiday cards are a great (and cheap!) way to liven up any bookshelf or windowsill. You can even string them up along a wall and they won’t take up any space.

Apartment Decorating for the Holidays

With these apartment decorating ideas, your rooms will look festive for the holidays while keeping your apartment up to code!

If you’re in the Fort Wayne area and looking to rent an apartment, contact us!

Size Does Matter: 4 Reasons Why You Should Downsize Your Home to an Apartment

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reasons to downsize your home

Over 40 million families opt to rent instead of buy. And apartments aren’t just for young adults anymore. In fact, adults aged 40 or older account for 51% of America’s rental market!

But what’s the appeal of renting anyway? Isn’t home ownership the goal, after all?

Well, not quite! There are many reasons to downsize your home and go back to apartment life.

Do you want to know what they are? Keep reading to discover 4 amazing reasons you should consider apartment living.

1. Less Maintenance

Apartments are far smaller than traditional homes. While this means you may have to declutter a bit, it also means that you’ll have far less cleaning to do. Instead of spending all day getting your house spick and span, you’ll suddenly notice that it only takes a couple of hours to get your apartment to sparkle.

You also don’t have to worry about any exterior maintenance, like mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters, raking leaves, or shoveling snow, when you choose to rent an apartment.

Perhaps the best part is that you don’t have to take care of anything that breaks. Simply call the apartment community’s maintenance team and have them come out and fix it for you.

2. Lower Cost

While homes can offer a great return on investment in the long run, monthly rent is often cheaper than a home mortgage, meaning you can save a bit every month.

Since the space is smaller, you’re electric and utility bills will drop too, saving you even more. And because the apartment takes care of things like broken appliances and pest control, you don’t have to worry about draining your savings every time something goes wrong.

3. Awesome Amenities

Have you always dreamed of having a swimming pool in your backyard but couldn’t afford or justify the high cost of installing one?

The good news is that many apartment communities come with free amenities, like pools, playgrounds, and fitness centers. Not only are these amenities convenient because they’re so close, but you can also save even more by canceling your memberships at the gym and community pool.

4. Increased Safety

A home break-in is one of the scariest scenarios you can imagine. While many homeowners opt to install security systems, living in an apartment is inherently safer.

Some communities invest in security guards and are well lit. Plus, the sheer number of people in such close proximity is usually enough to deter any potential criminals as it’s likely someone would hear or see them.

The Top Reasons to Downsize Your Home

Apartments are great ways to save time, save money, and even feel safer.

Are you ready to embrace apartment living? Check out our apartments for rent in beautiful Fort Wayne, Indiana!

First Apartment Checklist: All You Need to Thrive in Your First Place

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first apartment checklist

Are you about to move into your first apartment? Moving into your first apartment can be exciting. There’s a lot to do before you move in, but once you do, you’ll be able to experience a new level of freedom and adulthood.

To make sure things go smoothly when moving into your apartment, you want to make sure you have it stocked with all the essentials.

Check out this first apartment checklist guide to learn everything you need in your first apartment.

1. Bedding

Moving is exhausting, which is why you want to make sure you have a comfortable place to sleep after a long day of unpacking boxes.

The first items that you should cross off your list should be a mattress, bedding, and pillows.

2. Toolkit, Wall Hooks, and Nails

Whether it’s to put together a shelf or hang up some new art, you’re going to want to have a toolkit handy.

There’s nothing more frustrating to be in a decorating and unpacking groove, only to find out that you have to stop what you’re doing and buy these items.

3. Bathroom Essentials

It won’t be long before you’ll need to use the bathroom and take a shower, which is why it’s important to have some bathroom essentials ready to go.

The top bathroom essentials you need include:

  • Toilet paper
  • A shower curtain
  • First aid kit (accidents happen all the time when moving, so this one is super important)
  • Bath towels
  • Bath mat

Eventually, you’re going to want to add storage racks and other decor items, but these essentials will do for the time being.

4. Cleaning Supplies

As you move into your new apartment, you’re likely going to find spots that previous tenants missed.

Therefore, you’re going to want to have the right cleaning supplies handy to clean up any messes that you encounter. Cleaning items you should buy right away include:

  • Paper towels or rags and a multi-surface cleaning spray
  • Trash bags
  • Toilet bowl scrubber and cleaning solution
  • Dish soap and dishwasher detergent
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop and vacuum
  • Air freshener/disinfecting spray

5. Kitchen Essentials

So you don’t wind up having to waste money on paper plates and expensive takeout, we suggest moving into your apartment with some kitchen supplies already in hand.

The top kitchen essentials you need include:

  • Plates and bowls
  • Forks, spoons, and knives
  • Large pot, cookie sheet, frying pan
  • Oil or cooking spray
  • Mugs and glasses
  • Spatula and mixing spoon
  • Food storage containers

6. Living Space

When moving into your first apartment, you want to start putting the living room together as soon as possible so you have a space to hang out and relax.

Here are the living room essentials that you need:

  • Comfy couch
  • Rug
  • Coffee table
  • Floor lamp
  • Television
  • Extra seating

First Apartment Checklist: Are You Ready for Your New Space?

By following this first apartment checklist, you’ll be more than ready for your new space.

If you have any questions about moving into your first apartment, comment below. And, if you’re still searching for an apartment, be sure to check out our listings.

How to Make the Most of the Benefits of Apartment Life

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apartment lifeWhen you put a house and an apartment side by side, which one will you pick?

A house may be ideal, as having your own home would be the goal to strive for. But it comes with its own hurdles like mortgage payments, maintenance, and utilities. Home prices as of this year come at an average of $377,200.

Meanwhile, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment, depending on size and location sits at $656. Two-bedroom apartments average $824.

An apartment can provide an easier solution for a living space. Aside from lower costs, you also have better amenities and benefits.

Curious about what apartment life has to offer? Uncertain how to make the most out of it? Take a gander and find out how you can maximize these benefits.

1. Get the Most Out of the Location

One of the selling points in going for apartment life happens to be convenience. A prime location in an apartment would have you in a secure place in an urban environment. The good thing about this is that you have a lot of areas you can reach and access.

For instance, you might be close to stores and other sources of entertainment. You might also have your workplace nearby, possibly a walk or a short drive away.

2. Apartment Size

While you may have to contend with a smaller space, smaller spaces have their benefits too.

Convenience comes up on top. You have lesser chores to work with, like reduced coverage when it comes to house cleaning. You also have less space to furnish or heat and cool which means big savings on furniture and your utility bill!

Another thing of note comes in the absence of yard management and gardening, which gives you more free time to enjoy the things you love.

Check for the size and floor plan of the apartment you plan to rent to optimize every inch of it.

3. Community

When you have a community of wonderful people around you, having an apartment becomes a blessing. Apartment communities are just that … a community and can be quite fun when you get along with those around you.

Communication will be key here. Learn how to deal with noisy neighbors and people with pets. The general rule of thumb is to be a good neighbor and yours will hopefully follow suit.

4. Regular Maintenance

Another thing to look at is in the availability of regular maintenance. This particular responsibility falls upon the owner. If the dishwasher leaks or furnace breaks, you don’t have to worry about a hefty cost for repair. All you have to do is call the leasing office and they’ll take care of the rest.

5. Amenities

Living in an apartment also comes with amenities you normally don’t get by default with a house. It varies from one apartment community to another but many communities have swimming pools or a fitness center … or both!

Remember to take a tour around to see the community to know what they have in store for you.

6. Fewer Commitments

You have fewer things to worry about when you rent an apartment. Aside from having lower utility costs, the place can work for your situation. You might be looking for a temporary haven or you prefer not entering into long-term financial obligations.

Renting an apartment would fit your current setup. You can negotiate this with the management on the arrangements.

Are You Ready for the Apartment Life?

Apartment life has a lot of benefits you can reap. Not only do you save money, but you also have an easier life with the accessibility and sense of community that it offers.

Are you ready for apartment life? Contact us today and let us help you find your new apartment.

Top 10 Dog Breeds for Apartment Living (Some Will Surprise You!)

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dogs in apartmentsAn estimated 36.5% of Americans own dogs. If you’re an apartment dweller, though, you might think that dog ownership is something you have to back-burner for the next stage in life.

But fear not! Plenty of people live with dogs in apartments. Keep reading below and we’ll show you the Top 10 Breeds for apartment living.

It Comes with Responsibilities

Getting caught up in the excitement of a new pet can be intoxicating. But this decision does come with necessary “adulting” requirements.

First, you need to understand that owning a dog in an apartment presents financial liability, as you don’t own your home. Make sure you determine how conducive your apartment is for housing a dog. Here are some basics:

  • Are you willing to walk them one or two times a day?
  • How close is the specified dog area?
  • Consider being on the first floor to make walks easier on you and them.
  • Designate an area in your apartment for the dog to play and chew bones.
  • Cleaning up after your dog doodies is your duty!

Now for the Top 10 (in no specific order).

Small to Midsized

Bichon Frise

These affectionate fluff balls love everyone and love being around everyone. They clock in around 15 lbs and are playful and fun. Not to mention their low-shedding coat will keep the hair to a minimum.

French Bulldog

Welcome to the Millennial Instagram pooch of choice. These photogenic pals need to be walked at least once a day and are very trainable. They’re affectionate with kids and people and have Moderate shedding. Plus, they don’t bark much!

Greyhounds

A retired racer might seem rather large but, in reality, they curl up just like a cat. These docile retirees enjoy lazy days lounging around, assuming they get their daily dose of unleashed activity to strut their stuff. You’ll love their gentle demeanor and your guests might not even notice their presence.

King Charles Cavalier

Small and gentle, with an upbeat personality, Cavs are the quintessential lap dog. They bond very closely with their owners and maintain a quiet disposition. Regular brushing will keep that beautiful silky coat on point too!

Shih-Tzu

Shih-Tzu’s are possibly the best apartment dog. Their cheerful, goofy demeanor enjoys the company of others and loves to play. They don’t shed and are just as content to wait on you at home as they are joining you on an outing.

Basenji

Perfect for having neighbors, the Basenji is a barkless dog that only grows to about 18″ tall. They have low to moderate activity levels but are very smart. So be prepared, they’ll require lots of your attention.

Large Dogs in Apartments

Don’t be afraid of their size. These homebodies will make a welcome addition to your square footage… just be sure to check with your apartment community first to make sure that big dogs are welcome.

Great Danes

The “gentle giants” of the dog world, Great Danes are highly trainable and love being in your company. They vibe well with other animals and require a surprisingly small space to curl up in.

St Bernards

These are the more active of the larger breeds. They desire more exercise and two walks a day should do it. They’re not fond of summer, though, so keep that in mind.

Newfoundland

Calm and willing to please, Newfoundlands will stay indoors with you as long as you want. They don’t need much exercise but be mindful that they don’t mix well with stairs.

Great Pyrenees

Originally bred to protect flocks, Pyrenees might be wary of strangers so you’ll feel very safe. A bit of socialization early on will help weed out aggression but keep in mind that these guys can hear ANY unwanted guest, even above your stereo or tv.

Find the Right Fit

Do your research and make the determination for your lifestyle and apartment situation. Having dogs in apartments is a welcome enhancement for your life and you’ll love the year’s companionship they bring. And remember, before moving in with your furry friend or adopting a new one, always check your apartment community guidelines and breed restriction list.

Tour our community to see if you can picture you and your pup living here!

Sometimes It Just Happens: How to Deal with Noisy Neighbors in an Apartment

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how to deal with noisy neighborsHaving noisy neighbors is awful and at some point in your life, there’s a chance you’ll encounter it. We all get annoyed with our neighbor’s noise every now and then, but when it’s constant it can become a big problem.

Not only are noisy neighbors irritating, but it can also have a negative impact on your health. It can raise your stress levels and have an impact on your physical and mental health.

If you’re wondering how to deal with noisy neighbors, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our tips for dealing with noisy neighbors in an apartment.

1. Talk to Them

The first step to dealing with a noisy neighbor problem is to talk with them about the noise. Find a quiet time through the day and try to get them somewhere public. This can be by the mailbox, parking lot, or common areas.

Politely ask them if they can keep the noise down in a reasonable manner. Try not to accuse them or berate them and offer a solution to the problem. For most people, this is a very effective way to solve the issue. Most of the time, the neighbor isn’t aware of the issue and will make an effort to keep it down.

2. Try to Block it Out

Sometimes, noisy neighbors don’t listen or forget to keep the noise down. Also, some apartments have thin walls and don’t block out noise well.

You can try to block out the noise yourself. A fan or white noise machine can do a great job of masking the noise and help block it out. Ear plugs are also super effective and will help you get a peaceful night’s sleep.

This isn’t a good long term solution as you shouldn’t have to do that every night. But it works for those nights when it’s too late or the wrong moment to confront your neighbor.

3. Check Yourself

Before you get too mad at your neighbor, take a moment to check yourself as a neighbor. Do you make too much noise at weird times of day? Do you blast your music too loud or run the vacuum late at night?

If you don’t know how loud these things are, step outside and see how loud they are from there. If the noises you make are too much, your neighbors may not be the cause of the problem.

They could be noisy because you make too much noise too. If you confront them, they can turn the exact same argument on you and nothing will get solved.

4. Don’t Write a Note

None of us are a fan of confrontation but in these situations, a face to face conversation is the best way to do it. Avoid the note under the door at all costs. Notes, whether they’re written on paper or as an email or text, are easy to misinterpret. There’s no tone of voice, body language, or facial expressions to read.

It’s a hostile way to communicate and isn’t likely to lead to a productive resolution. It may make the tension between your neighbor worse and won’t solve the issue.

5. File a Noise Complaint

When you’ve tried it all and still have a noisy neighbor problem, you may have to file a complaint.

A third party could help you come to a resolution. Contact your leasing office and let them know about the issue so they can try to solve it. If this doesn’t work, contact your local non-emergency service and they can try to help. This is very much a last resort option and we hope that you never need to do it.

This is How to Deal With Noisy Neighbors

Noisy neighbors are an awful problem to have and when it’s constant, it can get you down. If you’re wondering how to deal with noisy neighbors, these are the best ways to do it.

Looking to move into a new apartment? Check out our apartments for rent to find your dream place.