I am the Goldilocks of Apartments

Too noisy.

Too hot.

Too cold.

Too far away.

Too low of a floor number (can hear street traffic)

Too big….. oh wait, I don’t care about that if the price is right 😉

There are days when I feel like I really am too picky or demanding.. but then I think: Wait, I’m paying good money for this, why shouldn’t I find the best (most quiet) place for my money?

I’m not interested in having fancy amenities such as a dishwasher, or access to a pool, sauna, gym, etc… I just want a simple kitchen, separate bedroom area, living room and most of all.. PEACE AND QUIET!

It’s always something or another here with these buildings.

They just don’t seem to be solidly built, nor as soundproofed as possible, considering that there are hundreds of people living in the same building.

A wall that has electrical humming that is loud enough to grate on your nerves…

….or the pipes rattle every 4 minutes when someone uses water above you

…..or it’s too close to the ground so all you hear are cars and traffic

…. or you are near a huge ventilator/fan for the garage that won’t shut off and keeps making a loud humming noise through the night

…or you hear your neighbours “stomping” when really, they’re just walking normally above you.

I can accept a certain level of noise expected in an apartment, but when you start coming across serious, sleep-depriving noise problems in every apartment you stay in, you start to get annoyed at the shoddy workmanship.

Wood carries noise. Concrete and stone does not.

Apartment buildings? Why are so many of you made out of wood on the inside? 🙁

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.