For immediate release
December 20, 2021
Chapel Hill: Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet announces the publication of a great manual, “Home, Sweet Home: Tips for Finding a Quiet Place to Live.” The monograph was written by NFA member Ruth Schiedermayer of Warsaw, Indiana.
Ruth and her husband, Kevin, have rented for many years and have moved quite a few times. Ruth and Kevin developed an extensive checklist of what to look for in locating quiet living quarters.
“The manual,” Ruth commented, “is intended to provide a proactive approach finding a new, quiet place to live. It summarizes many things to look for when seeking a quiet home.”
Ruth noted that she and her husband “employed our experience as renters to rule out features that were noise problems. We’ve had to move for work. We’ve had to move because of noise. We’ve chosen to move due to commute times, space constraints, and downsizing. We even lived in a hotel for a couple weeks because it took us that long to find a suitable place to live. Avoiding noise has been a big incentive in our searches. We are not free from noise, but our current place is relatively quiet, and we’ve been able to live comfortably. I’ve written this based on my years of renting, but most of the points can be used when searching for a home to purchase as well.”
In conclusion, Ruth stated that “the manual considers the general area, the neighborhood, outside the property, inside the property, and the rules regarding multi-family units and homeowners associations.”
Ted Rueter, director of Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet, observed that “Ruth did a fantastic job with this manual. It is extremely well-written, comprehensive, and useful. I know that it will help anyone looking for a quiet place to live.”
Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet is a national citizens’ organization opposed to excessive noise.