The early evening darkness combined with the impending winter’s cold weather means more time spent in our homes. It’s during this time when we tend to notice just how loud everything is — the neighbors, the howling wind and, in many areas, traffic noise. If moving to the middle of nowhere isn’t an option, here are a few tips (and products) designed to increase the peace inside your home.
Move your furniture
Believe it or not, where you place your furniture can play a great deal into how much noise you hear from the apartment next door or even the home nearby. Placing a thick bookcase against the wall can help muffle noise, for instance. Or, if you are aware that your neighbor’s living room is right next door to your bedroom, then placing your bed against a wall further away will help.