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    25 Quiet Products For People Who Live With Other People

    Whether you don't want to disturb your roomies or don't want to be disturbed *by* them, these will do the trick.

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    1. A multi-use soundproof door draft stopper if your house is real drafty and makes doors you forgot to close suddenly slam shut at odd hours. Finally, you and your roomies will stop getting those mini heart attacks.

    the draft stopper
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a door that slams really loud when the wind blows with my open window. Not to mention I work late so I sleep late, and my 2-year old niece is a morning person who loves to yell and scream. After getting this product, it’s like my room became so much quieter, and because of it I slept for ten hours the first night. My room doesn’t slam anymore, and I can’t hear noises of people conversing or my niece yelling and screaming. Highly recommend!" —Maleficent

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    2. An alarm clock because it mimics the sunrise to wake you up gradually and naturally. You won't be jarred awake by blaring sounds that'll put everyone else in a bad mood too. This also has a *reverse* sunset mode for bedtime!

    the alarm clock
    Amazon

    It has 20 brightness settings that slowly increase over 30 minutes in the morning so you rise "with the sun." The alarm goes off once it's at full brightness.

    Promising review: "If it were possible for a machine to be nurturing, gentle and loving then I'd say it fits this alarm clock. Wakening up in the morning was about the worst thing in my life until I bought this. It wakes me up sweetly and lovingly with the nature sounds and light. My roommates probably are thanking me too since I get up before them and my previous alarm sounded more like a fog horn that put me into panic mode when I woke up. Life is better now." —Alissa

    Get it from Amazon for $116.66 (or try this cheaper option for $20.83).

    Check out my colleague's Philips Wake-up Light review (#11 in the post) for a first-hand account of how this makes mornings *and* nights easier.

    3. A whimsical soy candle that smells like a new spring day so you can light it up whenever you need a break from the chaos of home. It'll transport you to the season of blossoms even when it's winter without disturbing anyone else. For BTS fans, this candle is inspired by their song "Spring Day!" It's like a hug but in candle form.

    the candle
    enterthemagicshop / Etsy

    The fragrance has notes of cherry blossom, blue spruce, juniper, cotton blossom, cypress, and sandalwood.

    Get it from enterthemagicshop on Etsy for $15.99.

    4. These cute squishy toys for squeezing when you're just trying not to scream and need to distract yourself.

    The mini animal-shaped squishies
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Had to order them for two stressed teens and an overactive elementary school kid. All of them love these little stress relievers that they can squish to their hearts content while focusing on something other than the anxiety they feel. So glad I bought them." —cheryl malandrinos

    Get a pack of 16 squishies from Amazon for $7.49.

    5. These anti-vibration and anti-movement rubber pads to ensure your washing machine won't do that annoying vibrating thing every time you try to do your Sunday laundry while your roomie's taking a nap.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I live in a New York City apartment on the fourth floor. I recently bought an LG washer and dryer. I love the machine, however, when the spin cycle starts, my apartment sounds and feels like an earthquake or living on a rocket launch pad. I was confident that if I continued to use this machine, it will eventually fall through the ceiling and on my neighbor's head. I purchased a vibration pad from Home Depot but the earthquake continued. This product saved me from losing my apartment and possibly a murder. The vibration was reduced by 95%. I can now wash knowing my laundry and the rest of the world is safe." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    6. A pair of foam earplugs because you deserve your full eight hours even if your family's marathoning Harry Potter for the tenth time. Block out those magic explosions and get to sleep!

    BuzzFeed Editor holding the ear plugs
    Melanie Aman / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Melanie Aman uses these too! Here's what she has to say:

    "I live above a restaurant with outdoor seating *and* my downstairs neighbors' balcony is right below my bedroom window, so it can get a bit loud at night. Even with the white noise of my AC running, I was still woken up by the noise more than a few times. Of all the many things in life that I love, a solid eight hours of sleep is pretty high up there on my list, so I decided to buy these earplugs. There's nothing fancy about them but let me tell you: they do their job and they do it well. I'm now sleeping through the night and the ear plugs stay wedged in my ears until morning. While they don't block out every bit of sound, they significantly dull the noises coming from below, and they're comfy to boot."

    Get a bottle of 50 earplugs from Amazon for $9.89.

    7. A set of discreet doorknob bumpers you can use for doors, refrigerator doors, cabinets, furniture, and more to cushion the noise that comes from accidentally slamming them shut too hard and startling someone awake.

    the doorknob bumpers
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Perfect protection. Added these stoppers to the back of furniture that is against the wall. Any movement and no damage to wall or noise from bumping." —Michelle

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $8.97.

    8. A pair of noise-cancelling headphones to block out the sound of your siblings arguing over video games again. Or, use them to watch your fave K-drama in peace without anyone complaining about the volume.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wow. OK, so I was pleasantly surprised with these. First of all, I didn't expect it to be as heavy with such great quality. For the price, I was expecting something lighter and less sturdy. To my surprise, it was the complete opposite. The design is great. I just love the fit on my ears. It's really loud, too. Have them on right now testing out the bass and the ANC (active noise cancellation) and everything is great! The difference when the ANC is on is noticeably different. Definitely recommending this to others. Really a great buy, especially for the price. I really am so happy. One of my best Amazon buys. It comes with a soft pouch, by the way. Oh, and they're also waaaay nicer to look at than what I was expecting." —Myrjam Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $38.24+ (also available in rose pink).

    9. A completely noise-free bed frame perfect if your current bed likes to squeak, squeak! every time you so much as move a finger while on it.

    The black bedframe
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It took about 10 minutes to set up, no tool required and was quiet, not a squeak at night. We are newlyweds, so we have really put it to the squeak test and it’s quiet as be. Extremely happy with our purchase. These are probably going to go in all our rooms because I know it will be no problem to get years' of use out of these." —Ryan Hughes

    Get it from Amazon for $74.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    10. A pair of soft fuzzy slippers to minimize floor noise so when you're padding around the house there's no bothersome tap, tap!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S—XL and in nine colors).

    11. A coffee warmer so you never have to worry about your morning coffee, afternoon tea, or evening hot chocolate ever going cold or lukewarm, especially when you don't want to make a racket in the kitchen at 3 a.m. just for another cup. Plus, it has auto shutoff!

    the coffee warmer with a beverage in it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Gets and stays hot! I’ve had a lot of different beverage warmers and this is the best one! I like the three levels of warmth, lowering it from the highest setting is great when my mug is nearing empty (otherwise it is almost too hot!). It’s quiet (doesn’t beep when turning on/off or when changing the temperature), and the auto shut-off has already saved me several times! Another nice safety feature: the temperature level indicator stays lit until the plate cools off. Such a great mug warmer, I bought two." —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in six colors).

    12. A personalized Sips by tea subscription tailored to your preferences so you'll always have a cuppa ready to drink — no need to make a clatter looking for a stray teabag around the kitchen. It's also affordable and you can choose from loose-leaf or bagged, day-themed or night-themed.

    model holding tea box
    Sips by

    You get four teas chosen for you based on your preferences. Each box makes 15+ cups.

    Get it for $15/month from Sips by.

    13. A small sound spa because it'll play soothing sounds like ocean waves, rain, and wind to lull you into a sense of calm without disturbing anyone else. With 20 sounds and 30 volume levels, you'll def find your sweet spot!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    This is portable and has continuous play, memory function, non-looping sounds, and an auto-off timer between one and seven hours.

    Promising review: "I have been turning on Youtube white noise for the longest time and finally decided to purchase one. I highly recommend this for anyone who has thin walls, roommates, noisy outside or drowning out unwanted noise. I am very sensitive to noise and my room is right next to the kitchen. If I want my space and silence, I just turn on the white noise machine and the noise is muffled. It's great for sleeping. This is pretty small, fits on my nightstand and very easy to use. It has a lot of options but I use the main one. I love that it has a set timer so that it is turned off by the time I am in deep sleep. Highly recommend!" —Hanjoo

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (also available in black).

    14. A quiet John Frieda hot air brush so you can get the blown-out look without having to pull out your super noisy hair dryer every morning and make your family groan again. This tool will replace the need for it!

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    Check out our full review of the John Frieda hot air brush!

    Promising review: "I have always hated blow-drying my hair. It takes foorrevvverrr. It's too loud. It leaves my hair frizzy and I have to straighten it afterward. This hot air brush is LEGIT. It's basically a round brush but with an efficient and quiet blow-dryer built in. It takes me about half the time (30 minutes) to dry my hair that it would take to blow-dry and straighten. And my hair looks amazing! So much less frizz. So much more body and bounce than straightening. It stays full all day. It looks shiny. It looks healthy. If you are ever again in the market for a blow-dryer, replace it with this." —MrsEveland

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in 1- and 1.5-inch sizes).

    15. Or an in-shower styler that'll let you cut down on the use of your loud hair dryer and won't get in the way of your roomie just trying to catch up on their fave show.

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    Get it from Amazon for $4.94.

    16. A charging station for multiple devices because you won't have to argue over the second and last outlet again!

    the charging station with multiple chargers plugged in
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Charged super quick and very quiet. Exactly what I needed." —Isabella Holmes

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in four colors).

    17. A striking and therapeutic Artful Etching: Midnight Garden book so you can quietly unwind by scratching away the lines with the provided tool to reveal colorful flowers, plants, and animals. You get to decide how much detail and color you want to etch!

    a page from the book, showing a before and after of a garden art piece
    Amazon

    An introduction describes how to etch the scenes for best results, and examples of finished pieces are included so you can reference them.

    Promising review: "This is definitely different than the normal scratch-off books and it is testing my creative abilities. I'm normally one to enjoy following the lines, but with this, the end result is entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong! While on some pages there is more to detail than others, I think this purchase was well worth it. I think it is really helping me to think outside the box and to concentrate more on the negative space and what I can do with it. For anyone that loves scratch books, here is a product to change how you look at it!" —kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $14.39.

    18. A nebulizing diffuser for when you want some aromatherapy for a soothing evening in. That way, you don't need to complain about any chaotic energy in the household — you get your own haven! Just add a few drops of essential oil, and this diffuser will transform them into a mist without water or heat.

    the diffuser
    Uncommon Goods

    This also has a timer option to save energy!

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $54.99 (available with and without a scents set).

    19. A microfiber duster to actually trap all the dust that arises when you're cleaning so it won't float around the air and make you and everyone else in the house sneeze. No need for noisy vacuums to get all the dust out!

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    When you're done, just remove the cloth and throw it in the wash! BuzzFeed editor Yi Yang loves this. In her words:

    "Do you dust? Because I don't! I find that when I dust, the particles just fly into the air, and it seems like I'm not cleaning at all. Well, everything changed when I bought the OXO microfiber hand duster. Dust and dirt stick to this thing like a magnet — it's both gross and satisfying to see. The best part is, the cloth is removable and machine-washable so it's clean and ready to be used for next time. It's a small thing, but my apartment feels so much cleaner with this duster around!"

    You can also check out what other cleaning products the BuzzFeed Shopping Team swears by!

    Get this from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A pair of amazing long-distance friendship/love lamps so when you tap one to turn it on, its corresponding partner will light up no matter where it is — it could be in a whole other country! When you can't really chatter away on the phone, this is a lovely alternative to let your loved one know you're missing them. It's great for people who live far from family or are in a long-distance relationship.

    Uncommon Goods

    Each person has to set up their lamp with Wi-Fi. It has a rainbow of colors so you can even assign each loved one a color so when they tap their lamp, yours lights up with their shade and you'll know exactly who tapped it.

    The lamps have a default timer to fade in 1.5 hours but you can set it to fade in 1/2 hour, 1.5 hours, 8 hours, or 24 hours. You can also learn how to set up the lamp here.

    Promising review: "My parents are gone and my brother and I are far apart. This lamp lets him know that I'm thinking about him and lets me know that my kid brother can still mess with me (I make the lamp pink and come back into the room to find it's turned blue)." —Teresa

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $85+ (available in two quantities).

    21. An eye mask with Bluetooth headphones because if you share a room with someone, you can fall asleep while listening to your fave tunes without disturbing them.

    reviewer in eye mask with wide band that covers the ears
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is 100% my new favorite gadget. My husband is constantly watching baseball when we go to bed...I'm not a fan of baseball at all. THIS blocks out all of that noise and light from the TV. It does cover your entire forehead but that doesn't bother me at all. I love how soft the fabric is and the fact that I can adjust the speakers. The sound quality is amazing quite honestly. There's an adjustable velcro strap, which I appreciate does NOT get stuck in my hair. It was easy to connect to my phone. It's also comfortable laying on the side of my head even with the speakers, they don't poke or bother me at all. This is the best thing since sliced bread, no joke. Whoever invented this was a genius and this product is amazing!" —Cennet

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    22. An adjustable broom for pet (and human) hair to attract pet hair from your carpets like magic. Def better than super noisy vacuums and all.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have hardwood floors with espresso stain so golden retriever fur is the bane of my existence. This product is fun to use and totally quiet. Whether you’ve got sleeping kids or you don’t want to interrupt someone watching TV, this is the product for you. Fun to use! My strategy is to sweep into one pile and then use a handheld vacuum to suck it right up! Much quicker and quieter than a full sized vacuum. Also it will work MIRACLES on your rugs and carpets! My hall rug looks brand new — even with four pets!" —Amez

    Get it from Amazon for $15.10.

    23. A fun activity book because it'll help manage anxiety and stress, and let you take a break without blowing up. It has pages full of journaling, pictures to color, strange coping methods, and more.

    the cover
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This book is exactly what it says it is: a big activity book for anxious people! It’s got some great activities inside that totally keep me busy, keep my anxiety in check, and truly is a great time-suck to keep my mind focused on the activities and an escape from whatever is consuming me those days. Cannot recommend this book enough!" —Alex R. Pepin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

    24. A starry Celestial One Line a Day journal with gilded pages that'll just call to you to jot down your thoughts when you're not in the mood to talk to anyone.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Five lines a day is just enough to record my thoughts and the day's events. If there were more, I might be tempted to put down too much information and then I would get burnt out before the first month was past. I hope to develop a good habit with journaling so that it's memorable and I can keep it up for all five years. The pages are beautiful with a light blue color wash. The paper is a very nice quality and just heavy enough — I write with a fountain pen and there is no bleed through. The ribbon bookmark and the gold edges are a very nice and elegant touch. I love it!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.92.

    25. A 24-pocket door-hanging sleeve so you can clear all the clutter around your home or have a place for your roommate/family members to put their clutter — from shoes to electronics to cleaning supplies — so no one's stubbing their toe and crying out.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a great addition to my bathroom! I have a small linen closet door in there, and this fits the space perfectly and holds all the products I use regularly but don't want sitting out on the counter or tucked too far away in the closet. It's sturdy and seems to be well made. The clear plastic is nice so I can easily find what I'm looking for. Overall, it really provides easy access to my stuff and keeps me organized. I would highly recommend it for organization in any room." —NIB

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87+ (available in three colors).

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