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To be extremely peeved off at neighbours windchime?!

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AshBluex Tue 23-Oct-18 07:36:54

Admittedly I may be hormonal due to being 39 weeks pregnant so apologies in advance. We moved in to our home about 4 months ago and have no complaints whatsoever....apart from across the road have an extremely loud windchime. It keeps me awake through the night, and as our street runs down to the sea it is extremely windy all the time. I know it's a petty problem but it isn't petty to me when I am heavily pregnant and cant sleep at all with the sound of that chiming away.

What is the best way to deal with it without causing a row? I have even though about taking it down myself when it has been 3am and I'm wide awake🙈


JohnnyKarate Tue 23-Oct-18 07:39:39

Sellotape them together in the middle of the night. Stops the noise hopefully they get the hint.

You could speak to them first though but if it goes badly they will know you have got it in for the wind chimes.

Ansumpasty Tue 23-Oct-18 07:40:11

Either a. Shut your window
B. Post a note through their door that says, ‘I don’t mean to be rude but your wind chime keeps me awake the whole night’

44PumpLane Tue 23-Oct-18 07:40:29

It's not petty at all- what they have essentially done is fitted a noise maker to the front of their house with zero consideration to anyone else.

Next time you are awake at 3am, Don a black outfit and hat and sneak over and cut the string of the wind chimes!! They obviously don't think of anyone else, why Think of them!

Or go talk to them but if you do this you can't then do the stealth string cutting as they will know it's you!

Lekky12 Tue 23-Oct-18 07:40:36

Attack it with some sharp scissors and if caught blame it on hormones. There are probably other people on your street who will thank you for it! I detest wind-chimes for the exact same reason!

44PumpLane Tue 23-Oct-18 07:41:37

Oh yeah- sellotape is probably a better first response!

flumpybear Tue 23-Oct-18 07:42:35

Sellotape it up with a note saying daytime use only you noisy mother fucker

Underpressureidiot Tue 23-Oct-18 07:43:02

I’m sure if you just went over and explained nicely they’d remove it?? If they don’t contact the council as it’s a nuisance nosie at an unreasonable hour

Oysterbabe Tue 23-Oct-18 07:46:18

What's the fucking point of windchimes? I'm team scissors.

BeachCrow Tue 23-Oct-18 07:47:15

Go and speak to them. My aunt had this with her neighbour's wind chime keeping her awake. They were really apologetic and took it down that day. I'm not saying everyone will behave like that but it's worth a try.

MsTSwift Tue 23-Oct-18 07:55:18

Surely no normal reasonable person would feel particularly strongly about having a wind chime and if asked politely to take it down or sellotape it due to noise would be mortified and would do so. If they didn’t I would take direct action. You have a right to quiet enjoyment 11pm -8am

QueenOfMyWorld Tue 23-Oct-18 07:55:55

Buy a Gong thlgrin

Trogdor Tue 23-Oct-18 07:57:19

I love wind Chimes! But I only love mine. If you hung your own set, could you learn to love the sound?
If not, its scissor time 😈

RiverTam Tue 23-Oct-18 07:57:32

We asked our neighbours to take theirs down, which they did, no problem.

Celebelly Tue 23-Oct-18 07:58:28

Windchimes are the devil

ivykaty44 Tue 23-Oct-18 07:58:45

Brown tape the part together with a note 📝

I thought it would be lovely if you could all have a nice hug instead of rowing all night and keeping me awake - sleep peacefully & enjoy the huggles xx

Namechanger55555 Tue 23-Oct-18 08:00:46

Have you asked the neighbor if they can take it down?
Perhaps they can't hear it from their room or they are heavy sleepers.

Any reasonable person would take it down if it were causing their neighbor lack or sleep

DeadGood Tue 23-Oct-18 08:01:05

Haha perfect ivy

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Neshoma Tue 23-Oct-18 08:07:30

Sellotape at 3am. They get the hint by 8am.

DancingForTheDog Tue 23-Oct-18 08:08:04

Why do people have wind chimes? Why? WHY? As someone said upthread, they are just noise makers, tuneless, irritating, noise makers? I would tape them up with a note as mentioned above. Is the house lived in or is it a holiday home? If it's a holiday home, and they went missing, the owners might not even notice. If anyone reading this has windchimes your neighbours hate you.

LellyMcKelly Tue 23-Oct-18 08:19:25

You poor thing. I LOATHE windchimes. I’d probably ask them to take them down. If you cut them they might just buy another set.

CherryPavlova Tue 23-Oct-18 08:20:54

It an air rifle. Most irritating things ever and because it’s a touchy feels thing like nobody thinks they can complain. Worse than cats fighting.

mcmooberry Tue 23-Oct-18 08:25:27

I cut a neighbour's windchime down once in the middle of the night and hid it in my golf bag after being kept awake on many occasions (the window was closed, I had earplugs and could still hear it) I decided not to tackle them beforehand in case they refused. It wasn't replaced and they didn't ever ask me about it.

DailyMailWankers Tue 23-Oct-18 08:27:34

Just knock on, be polite, tell them how difficult you're finding it to sleep at this point in your pregnancy and ask if they will please take them down.

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