That’s right. I said $46,000. Forty-six thousand dollars. On what? On a good night of sleep, of course. It’s worth it, isn’t it?
According to the New York Post, that’s just what some people are doing. A mother of triplets in New York City had a horrible time getting sleep with three babies in the house. One morning, after having absolutely no sleep, she started searching for answers.
In this particular instance, soundproofing a room wasn’t the answer. The babies actually did need someone’s attention throughout the night. It was just that this particular mom couldn’t give them all the attention they needed, one after the other, without staying up all night.
Her solution? She hired a baby nurse to spend the evenings at her house – six nights a week. The nurse stayed in their employ for a total of 12 weeks, at $300 per night (6 nights per week). You do the math on that astronomical tab.
They’re not the only ones spending this kind of dough, either. One New Yorker paid to have carpeting installed in his upstairs neighbor’s apartment to shield him from the noise of their late nights (carpet they eventually uninstalled because the neighbor’s dog didn’t like it). He eventually installed a soundproof ceiling instead. It cost this guy $10k to install that ceiling, but he said it made the difference in allowing him to keep his home.
For some, money is no object. For others, frugality is key. What would you spend to live a quiet life?