NWR how late is too late to vacuum in an upstairs apartment?

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Post # 16
3835 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Supersleuth :  bahahaha! Most comprehensive answer right here! 

Post # 17
2631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

When I lived in an apartment, I also used 9pm as a general cut off time.

Post # 18
7915 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

anonbee4321 :  when I lived in an apartment I always made a point to keep quiet between 9pm and 9am. 

Post # 19
1507 posts
Bumble bee

No later than 8 pm.  When I was in an apartment, I had to leave for work at 4:00 in the morning.  Of course, I got off at 1:30 in the afternoon.  However, I was in bed before 8 pm most nights because of my work schedule.

One size times don’t fit all.

Post # 20
4232 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

Could you be my upstairs neighbour? It regularily sounds like a herd of elephants stomping around up there :-p

In our condo building the ‘law’ is 11pm on weekdays, midnight on weekends for excessive noise. I think 9pm is MORE than safe for a quick run of the vaccum 🙂

Post # 21
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I generally try to avoid after 10 but in our building 11pm is the start of “quiet time” so that would be the latest. We also currently have no one living below us or beside us though so I’m a little more lenient. 

Post # 22
2699 posts
Sugar bee

roombas are pretty quiet = plus you can run them when you’re not at home!

Post # 24
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

bywater :  that sounds like a “you” problem. Working a somewhat different schedule than most people, you can’t expect your apartment neighbors to alter their routines to suit you. It just seems ridiculous. 9:00pm is a perfectly reasonable time for an adult to stop making considerable noise. What if you worked overnight and slept during the day? All your neighbors are supposed to be silent during their awake time? There needs to be compromise on either end, as OP can’t help that she rarely gets home before 7:00pm. 

Post # 25
4859 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

10pm is the limit.

Post # 26
122 posts
Blushing bee

Honestly I have a 2 and a half year old and Loud noises after 8 pm would be irritating that being said her child is 5 but would probably still have an earlyish bed time so I personally wouldn’t past 8:30. 

Post # 27
127 posts
Blushing bee

I think it depends on your apartment complex personally.

Is it the place, where at midnight, it is silent out in the halls? Do you frequently here your neighbors into the wee hours of the morning, or is it dead silent? Are your walls really thin?

At my apartment building, it is fairly noisy, even at midnight. My neighbors next door have two younger children (I think maybe 4 or 5 and another boy who is 7 or 8?), and I can hear them talking/yelling anywhere from 9pm-2am in the morning. (Not sure why a 5-8 year old is up almost every night at midnight to 2am, but that’s another story) People are still talking loudly at night, and somtimes I can hear other people’s music. I’ve heard multiple people vaccuming at 1am before as well.

In my situation, I would feel fine vaccuuming up until 10 pm (if something spilled, that needed to get picked up or my dog would get into it, then I wouldn’t care what time it was though). Heck, I’ve made smoothies before at midnight, and have had to use the blow dryer in the wee hours of the morning when my lovely dog would pee on our bed as she was adjusting to life after being adopted. 

Basically, I think it depends on your apartment building. If I lived in a really nice apartment complex, that was really expensive/fancy, then I would expect it to be quieter and would follow that and not go later than 9pm. My current place though, isn’t like that, which is why I don’t feel like a terrible person for using the blender for 30 seconds to make a smoothie. 

It’s very thoughtful of you to consider your neighbors though.

Post # 28
2680 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Maybe our upstairs neighbor doesn’t vacuum, but that’s probably because they’re busy stomping around & dropping bowling balls or something haha. Seriously though, I’ve never heard them vacuum & even if I did, that’s completely normal & especially in an apartment, it shouldn’t take that long!

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