Stop and take a moment to listen. What sounds do you hear in your home? While the quiet ticking of your living room clock is one thing, you may notice that other items in your home are making a racket. The cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest trying these tips, to help you minimize the noise:
- Fix the smaller things – Whether it’s the buzzing of a lightbulb in your bedroom, or the dripping faucet in your kitchen, these background noises are enough to drive a person crazy! Set to work repairing them right away, by hiring a repairman to fix the faucet or by replacing the lightbulb. Tackling these small projects immediately, can really make a difference in your home.
- Cover up noise at night – The easiest way to camouflage night noise, is to add a form of white-noise or background noise to your room. This can be achieved by turning on a fan, nature or ambient soundscapes, or by purchasing a white-noise machine.
- Replace old appliances – Old appliances are famous for adding unwanted noise to your home. Replace old appliances with quieter models to minimize the sound.
- Decorate with sound-absorbing materials – Decorate your home with thick rugs, large dressers, book shelves, thick drapery and throw pillows. You can also panel your walls, or paint the room using sound proof paint to reduce the noise.
- Keep a pair of earplugs nearby – Keep a pair of earplugs handy for days you can’t escape the noise. This is a great way to tune out sound, and get some peace and quiet.