If you live in an apartment building, chances are you’ll end up with a neighbor or two that you don’t get along with. Whether it’s because of conflicting personalities, lifestyles, or habits, it’s bound to happen at some point. Whether you live above or below your neighbors, there may come a time when they drive you crazy – the type of crazy where you feel like smashing things and breaking down in tears all in one go. This is especially possible if they’re constantly making noise, hanging out on their balcony when they know you have company over, or leaving stuff lying around for days on end. As much as we love our homes and want to stay there forever, dealing with annoying upstairs neighbors isn’t exactly easy. Read on for advice on how to deal with them before your blood pressure reaches new heights.
How To Annoy Upstairs Neighbors?
Don’t play pranks on your friends.
This is the first rule of being a decent human being. Never prank a friend. Even if you think it’s harmless, it’s a slippery slope, and one day you’ll get so annoyed that you’ll finally snap when they put their banana peel on your pillow again. Sure, they might laugh and think it’s the funniest thing they’ve ever seen, but the next time you’re in a bad mood, you’ll remember how much it pissed you off. That’s why you don’t do it.
Hide your valuables
If you can’t trust your friends, you can’t trust your neighbors. When you’re away from home, put your valuables in a lockbox or a safe or at least a drawer that only you have access to. If you have expensive jewelry, don’t keep it out in plain sight. You don’t have to go overboard—it’s not like you have to hide your whole house, but it’s good to just be sensible.
Use white noise
White noise machines are awesome. There are a lot of different types on the market, but they are all designed to create a constant sound that covers up any other noise you might hear in your house. This is great for sleeping, but it’s also great for your upstairs neighbors who are trying to sleep. When you’re trying to sleep, use a white noise machine. When your neighbors are trying to sleep, use a white noise machine. It’s a win-win.
Clean their side of the house
You don’t have to do this every day or even every week. Just do it when things get super messy. If you don’t live with your best buds, it doesn’t hurt to clean their side of the house from time to time. People will appreciate it and you’ll get brownie points. Plus, if you have a vacuum that you don’t use, you can just vacuum their side of the house. You don’t have to swap vacuums with them or anything silly like that. Just vacuum their side whenever you think it’s needed.
Borrow a vacuum—and don’t give it back
If your downstairs neighbors have an actual vacuum and you don’t, just borrow it and don’t give it back. It’s a win-win situation. They don’t need a second vacuum and you don’t have to clean your side of the house as often as you would otherwise. Or, if you know how to repair vacuums, just take them apart and never put them back together again.
Shout at them from your floor
If you can’t find any other way to get your point across to the people above you, just shout at them. Make sure you’re shouting something intelligent and thoughtful like, “Could you please be quieter, I’m trying to sleep!”
Install a ceiling fan with light-dimming features
This is something you should have done anyway. If you have a ceiling fan, it’s a perfect way to make sure your neighbors don’t even have to see the inside of your house during daytime hours. Plus, you won’t have to turn on the lights. And if your neighbors are trying to sleep at night, just turn off the lights and leave the ceiling fan on. It’s a win-win situation.
Get a pet and train it to be noiseless
If you have the space and the time, it doesn’t hurt to get a pet. It can keep you company and it can also train itself to do all sorts of weird things. This can be a good thing and a bad thing. If you train your pet to do things like bark, meow, or growl when your neighbors are trying to sleep, it can be extremely annoying. But if you train your pet to do things like clean up its poop, eat crickets, or howl at the moon, the noises will always be consistent and your neighbors will love you.
Have your own pranking party and invite them too!
If all else fails, it may be time to throw a pranking party and invite your neighbors too. By this point, they likely think you hate them. Your best bet is to show them that you don’t. But you also don’t want to be a doormat. Because they’re probably waiting for an opportunity to get back at you. So when they come to your house, pull out all the stops. There are plenty of pranks you can do that are harmless and will still be funny.
Lock them out of the house for a few minutes every day for a week or so
If you’ve tried everything else and they still don’t know when to quit, this might be the only option left for you. What I would do is every day, make sure that you’re locking them out of your house for a few minutes. And don’t forget to make it obvious that they weren’t invited in. Maybe place a sign on your door that says “Do not enter!” as a reminder that they are not allowed inside.
There’s nothing worse than having a nosy, noisy neighbor above you. It’s like having an annoying relative who’s always in your business. If you’re lucky, you’ll only have to deal with them for a few months until they move away. But if you’re unlucky, you’ll have to deal with them for years and years. There’s no telling how long your neighbors will stay, but there are a few things you can do to make your life easier until they move out. First, make sure you keep your noise levels down. Second, keep your valuables out of sight. And third, do what you can to make their lives easier.
I have a dog. What can I do to keep my neighbors from complaining about it?
A: You can make sure that your dog is house-trained. This will help you avoid any complaints about the smell of your dog’s poop. You can also make sure that your dog is well-behaved and doesn’t bark or howl at night. If you have a cat, you can try to keep it inside during the day and let it out at night so that it doesn’t disturb your neighbors too much.
How to Deal with Your Roommate
If you’re lucky enough to have a roommate, then this chapter is for you! It will teach you how to deal with your roommate in a way that makes everyone happy.
What Is a Roommate?
A roommate is someone who shares an apartment or house with another person. They usually live together because they want to save money on rent or because they don’t want to live alone. But sometimes roommates are forced into living together by their parents or by their landlord because they don’t have enough money for rent on their own.
How Do I Deal With My Roommate?
The first thing you need to do is figure out if there are any problems between the two of you before things get too bad. If there aren’t any problems, then just be nice and friendly to each other. If there are problems, then you need to figure out what the problem is and how you can fix it.