Handling noisy neighbors without being passive-aggressive #Neighbors & Hoods#advice#apartments#neighbors#noise April 4 | Cat Rocketship Photo by woodleywonderworks. Used under Creative Commons license. Hannah wrote in to ask us about her apartment dilemma: Offbeat Homies, How do you deal with noisy neighbours? We frequently hear a kid crying, people arguing and loud music during the day and evening. It's can be very disturbing — I'm a full time student and at home during a large part of the day. I don't want to be a cranky neighbour. I haven't met the people but I don't know how to approach them! Noisy neighbors can be such a pain. I never wanted my neighbors to think I was an overly-sensitive stick in the mud, and sometimes even when you talk to the noisemakers they shrug you off. And we've probably all been the noisy ones at some point — nothing like a bleary-eyed neighbor knocking on the door when you thought your Rock Band drumming wasn't disturbing a soul. What plan of action would you put together for Hannah, a perturbed neighbor who wants to be pleasant, but who hasn't even met the offenders? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS A pink & green owl nursery, cacti strapped to a wall in France, and an artist in the living room NEXT Using Permaculture to utilize vertical space in a straw bale cabin’s small kitchen Toggle comments [ 71 ] Comments are closed.