Category Archives for "Peaceful Office"

What are the Effects of White Noise in the Workplace?

Effects of White Noise in the Workplace

Let me tell you, it feels kind of bad, being old enough to remember a time where white noise was something you associated with a broken TV. Or, at the very least, with signal problems.

That static-y and annoying sound, accompanied by what my mother used to call the “Very poorly made snow show” was never a welcome sight. Especially on those few rare occasions when it happened during my favorite shows or Monday night football.

Nowadays, white noise has been relegated to the meaning of background noise, whether it’s good or bad. Because, let’s be honest, depending on what kind of person you are, it can be very good or bad.

Some people, me not included, can work quite well with background noise. The sounds of people bustling about around you and generally being active is comforting and even helps you focus.

On the other hand, I can tell you from personal experience that it can be a major detriment, too. I’ve written about this exact thing and gone into more detail there.

Suffice to say, work flows better when I’m not drowning in noise. Why is that?

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How to Fix a Squeaky Chair: Noise Reduction Guide

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You probably know how annoying squeaking noise from furniture can be, whether it is from your old bed, door or even a chair.

This can have quite a negative effect on your ability to concentrate, especially if it is your office chair that is making the squeaking noise.

But there is no need to worry about it because there is always a way to fix every problem if you know what to do.

That’s why today I will help you to find the cause of chair squeaking noise and how to figure out the way to fix it, without too much trouble.

So, if you want to know more, stick with me and we’ll figure it out together. Without any further due, let’s begin!

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How to Stop a Clock from Ticking

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Imagine a Thursday night after an exhausting week. You can’t wait for the weekend, but you still have Friday to make it through before being able to get some proper sleep. Still, you are comforted by the fact that you can go to bed early tonight and give yourself a break.

Once you’re in bed and as you are slowly drifting off to the realm of sleep, you suddenly hear tick-tock, tick-tock, Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK!!!

And, goodbye, sleep!

The sound made by analogue clocks is like a torturing method specifically devised to keep you sleepless all night. Moreover, just as you grow accustomed to it, it’s just like the little devil changes the rhythm!

If you are among the unlucky ones who are highly sensitive to a clock ticking, I know you have tried many tricks to make it less loud. I’ve been there too and I know the struggle is real!

For all of you out there taking clocks off of walls or taking the batteries out, I will give you some helpful tips on how to make your clock soundless.
Here we go!

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STC Ratings for Windows: Best Windows for Sound Reduction

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If you live in a busy area with plenty of traffic passing by, or next to a pedestrian street that is always filled with people, you’re probably not too thrilled that you have to put up with all of that noise.

Perhaps you’re woken up every single morning by the annoying sound of your neighbor mowing the lawn really loudly when you just want to get some sleep, or you live next to a construction site or a playground.

Whatever your problem may be, I am probably right in guessing that the idea of soundproofing your living space has crossed your mind at least once.

No matter what you’re planning to soundproof, it is always very useful to know at least the approximate STC rating for different kinds of materials before you decide on the type of material you will use.

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Best Quiet Hand Dryers 2024: Reviews and Buying Guide (with db levels)

Best Quiet Hand Dryers

Hand dryers are quite a common appliance in offices, commercial buildings and other places of work.

Of course, they do a great job of helping people keep up with their personal hygiene without the expense of using paper towels. Paper towels have been used for many years but if you think of the cost as well as the issue of disposing of them, hand dryers are a much better option.

Although automatic hand dryers come with tons of advantages, one of the major setbacks when it comes to these appliances is the noise they produce when in operation. On average, these appliances produce 80 decibels which is similar to that of a food blender.

As is the case with any appliance, there are a couple of newer models of hand dryers that aim in producing little or no noise. These are usually just as efficient and make the environment much more conducive for work.

Getting the best quiet hand dryer can be challenging. This is why I have gone to the trouble of highlighting some of the best quiet hand dryers that are now available. So take a look below to get a hint of which ones are hot in the market.

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Best Acoustic Partitions & Portable Soundproof Walls Reviews 2024

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Whether you wish to get a good night’s sleep or focus on that important project at hand, you certainly need one thing the most – Silence! However, this is hardly the case especially when you are sharing the space with someone, be it roommates or co-workers.

If you are looking for ways to minimize the noise without having to make some major changes in the design of the room, consider acoustic partitions. These portable soundproof walls will save you from a lot of ordeal.

Acoustic partitions can help you divide a big room for facilitating seminars, group gatherings and the likes without disturbing others. You can also control the noise in a gym, canteen or even at your home with these soundproof walls.

Being a fan of all silent things, I have put together the top 3 acoustic partitions that you can use to effortlessly block noise and maintain a calm environment.

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How to Soundproof Office Cubicle and Block Out Noise at Work

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Working in an office cubicle can sometimes be challenging. Have you ever noticed in any brokers’ movie the way in which they communicate over the telephone underneath their own working desks?

That’s because sometimes, the only way to possibly reduce some background noise is by isolating yourself beneath your desk.

I have found myself in similar situations dozens of time! I’ve tried this trick, and it worked, for some time.

However, I couldn’t keep hiding below the table whenever I was making a call, or just in a need of silence.

That’s when I started searching for a real, permanent solution. Now, I will try to help you with a few simple solutions that I have tried myself, as well as other possible steps for soundproofing your office cubicle.

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