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To want to strangle my neighbour with her hoover cord. Sorry rant!

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MoreGilmoreGirls Fri 11-Mar-16 10:22:31

Every day she hoovers for one hour. Every day!! Average sized semi, no kids. How can it get that dirty? Dropped DS at nursery furst thing, currently pg and got another sodding cold, lying here trying to rest and she's bloody well at it again. She only did it yesterday afternoon. I hate her. Sigh. Sorry just needed to get that off my chest. Some days I just want to go live in a forest on my own for some fucking peace.

Sparklingbrook Fri 11-Mar-16 10:25:24

She's probably got a 'cordless' <said in Miranda voice>

Sounds a bit unnecessary unless someone in the house has allergies and they do recommend it. What are the chances?

AnthonyBlanche Fri 11-Mar-16 10:25:33

Sounds like you need to improve the soundproofing in your house. I'm sure your neighbour will soon be cursing the crying baby noises travelling the other way.

Leeloo2 Fri 11-Mar-16 10:27:06

Can you not ask her to pop round and hoover at yours (then mine) instead?

My old neighbour used to be like this - in a 2 bed flat. She was always cleaning, hoovering or arguing with her shouty husband. I used to feel bad for her need to constantly clean and guilt I didn't do more in roughly equal measure.

Handypandy Fri 11-Mar-16 10:27:29

Reminds me of a neighbour who was extremely house proud. I think she might have had OCD.

Every single fucking day, she spent an hour power jetting the pavement outside her house.

Used to drive me insane.

GastonsPomPomWrath Fri 11-Mar-16 10:30:03

You could be me Op. My neighbour is the same. She starts about 7:30 in the morning. Every morning. Her hoover clangs against her banisters.. STFU!

MoreGilmoreGirls Fri 11-Mar-16 10:31:32

How do you improve the soundproofing? Genuine query... We deliberately have the nursery on the outer wall not joining. Of course initially we might not be able to help some baby noise. We were very aplogetic when DS was little and bought them flowers and whiskey that xmas. He's lovely, she's erm not so much.

MoreGilmoreGirls Fri 11-Mar-16 10:34:54

Oh my Gaston would not be happy with 7.30. My issue is the time varies so you never know when it's going to start.

Agree Leeloo I am currently lying here thinking I should be hoovering mine.

I don't think they have allergies. They have a dog but he's kept outside in a kennel and whines all day. I think it's cruel!

PotteryPotKnobs Fri 11-Mar-16 10:43:27

I had a neighbour who, unbeknown to me had her sister come live with her whilst sorting a house out for her to live in.
The sister had lived in South Africa where she used to get up and do her house work at 4.30 am every morning before the heat of the day kicked in. As my neighbour had gone to work at that point, and her husband hadn't yet come home from his night shift, they never realised what was happening. This went on for weeks.

I didn't know this though and was cursing my neighbour for this early morning 'alarm call', and it wasn't until I was introduced to the sister that the penny dropped.
So I had a quiet word in my neighbours ear, asking her to explain and harmony was restored.

I have now moved and just have cawing crows on my roof at dawn instead grin

LineyReborn Fri 11-Mar-16 10:48:37

Oh God, don't get me started on the cawing crows. From dawn till bloody dusk at the moment.

MoreGilmoreGirls Fri 11-Mar-16 10:50:07

4.30?? Ok you win Pottery grin
No crows here just wood pigeons.

MrsJayy Fri 11-Mar-16 10:51:54

A drilling noise comes from my neighbours every evening i cant work out what they are doing it only lasts 15ish minutes but it drives me nuts

LittleBlackTrilby Fri 11-Mar-16 10:54:02

My old neighbour used to hoover his flat (below mine) for at least an hour every morning, starting about 7.30am. Then he's hoover the communal stairs.


PaulAnkaTheDog Fri 11-Mar-16 10:55:22

Leave your Hoover turned on beside the adjoining wall for at least an hour a day. Go out/ put headphones in etc. Let her see what it's like grin

Birdsgottafly Fri 11-Mar-16 11:02:15

I've got lung issues at the moment, I've got left over CF, so it's my DD (18) mostly who is hoovering daily.

I managed this morning, the cleaner my environment, the better it is for my health, atm.

I friend of mine focuses on housework when her depression is building.

MoreGilmoreGirls Fri 11-Mar-16 11:03:08

Good idea Paul Anka. Problem is she works odd hours. Seems to pop back at some point in the day to feed the dog and hoover then she's off out again. They do go to bed early though so if I could just palm ds off on someone else for a night I could see my revenge by hoovering at 10pm grin

MoreGilmoreGirls Fri 11-Mar-16 11:05:09

Sorry to hear that Birds hope you get better soon. This has been going on for 3 years though so I don't think there's any underlying health issues. Think she's just a clean freak.

JoffreyBaratheon Fri 11-Mar-16 11:07:41

If we hear next door's hoover going it means only one thing. The social workers are coming round.

BathshebaDarkstone Fri 11-Mar-16 11:10:10

My great aunt was known as the Hoover Queen. She did it at 8am every day. It could be worse! YANBU, by the way. grin

BlackMarigold Fri 11-Mar-16 11:17:08

YABU. She's not doing it early morning or late at night.
An hour a day hoovering sounds reasonable to me (owner of two large hairy dogs that shed bucketfuls every day).

elementofsurprise Fri 11-Mar-16 11:36:20

LovelyFriend Fri 11-Mar-16 11:37:26

My sister also vacuums an awful lot (at least daily) - she's mildly OCD with it,, though it has got a bit better in recent years.
But the universe is balanced out as I rarely vacuum.

Zaurak Fri 11-Mar-16 11:38:34

Could she have a roomba? Ours is set to come on an hour a day.

CrystalMcPistol Fri 11-Mar-16 11:38:35

I love the smell of a freshly hoovered room.

MyLifeisaboxofwormgears Fri 11-Mar-16 11:43:13

My SIL hoovers so much it is an obsession.
She does it because she has nothing else to do and she also uses it as an excuse not to talk to people.
If you go round, she starts hoovering.
You can guess from this that she now has no friends.
My MIL is also an obsessive hooverer, I am convinced it is women's alternative to having a decent sex life.

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