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Nobody likes to be disturbed by loud noises. Living in a big city often means accessible shops, transit, and entertainment, but it also brings with it a lot of noise from traffic, transportation, and events. Even in a suburban neighborhood, noise can disrupt your daily life. Luckily, undertaking some simple soundproofing projects can give your ears a much-needed break without breaking your budget.

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1. Add door curtains

One way to cut down on the noise from sirens, trains, and vehicles passing by is to install door curtains over the front door. Once you're home and settled in, you can cover the door to provide a barrier from unnecessary noises. This is especially helpful if you live in an apartment building and want to minimize noise from your neighbors. Heavy blackout curtains are the ideal choice for noise absorption and are available from many storefront and online retailers.

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