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practice music in an apartment
Not everyone may love your practice time. We share some foolproof (and soundproof) tips for playing music in your apartment without neighborly noise drama.
Do you like to sing or practice music in an apartment setting with neighbors right on the other side of shared walls? Depending on how much sound you make when you practice, you may find yourself on the receiving end of some neighborly, shall we say, feedback – and it’s probably not as much about your performance abilities as the noise level! So, what can an apartment musician do to satisfy his talent and keep calm in the neighborhood? This singer shares some tips that may work for you.

neighbors stealing wifi

Wireless internet service has become quite a luxury. Long gone are the days when you had to make tough choices that pit a tedious dial-up connection against using your home’s landline. Welcome to the 21st century, where checking for a good hotspot has become second nature. From quick trips to the grocery store to a weekend stay at a friend’s house, you only care about one thing: where’s the Wi-Fi? To keep others from connecting on the sly, here are some things you can do to keep your wireless network secure.

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Freudpuzzlecartoonguys600sizeApartment dwellers have neighbors. It’s a fact. Hopefully, you're on good terms. The neighbors many people are talking about the past few weeks are the ones portrayed by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron on the big screen in the movie "Neighbors." Their attempts to (cough!) get along result in mayhem at a level you'll likely not experience as an everyday apartment dweller. (After all, you'd need a stunt double to safely get through some of those antics.) Their silliness brings up a serious point, however. What do you do when you desperately want to get along with a challenging apartment neighbor? Maybe you and your neighbor have a different idea of how loudly music should be played in the evening. Or perhaps your neighbor’s cooking is making itself a little too noticeable in your own apartment. Small conflicts can exist, and the good news is they can be worked out when both parties come together and communicate. But here’s the challenge: you may have to be the one to broker an agreement. With the skills you’ll read about here, you’ll be able to bring even a nightmarish neighbor to the negotiating table and work toward an acceptable outcome.

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Columbus Station at Town Center Apartments in Virginia Beach, VA
Columbus Station at Town Center Apartments in Virginia Beach, VA
You live in an awesome apartment community, the perfect place where you want to spend your free time hanging out. But how do you find the people who want to hang out with you, too? Check out these tips on how to earn the label “cool neighbor!” and enjoy the social time you spend in your apartment community.

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chatting-mimagephotography-edited Building and having a strong relationship with your neighbors positively affects your living situation. Good neighbors make our lives more pleasant, and it gives us a sense of community. This goes beyond knowing the neighbor on either side of your apartment; this includes getting to know the other residents in the building. Whether you’ve been there for years or you’re new to the apartment community, meeting your neighbors may be awkward at first, but here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Practice Proper Apartment Pool Etiquette

One of the reasons you picked your apartment was the complex’s community pool, and now that it’s almost summer, you can finally use it. But a day of relaxation at the pool can often come with the headaches of too many guests, obnoxious music and screaming children. Practice and preach the following apartment pool etiquette to make you and your fellow residents’ summer pool experience enjoyable.

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