If you are living in a community that cares for its neighbors, then you are very lucky. Now, if you’re new to a close-knit neighborhood or if you’re just someone who isn’t used to interacting with them, here’s a starter guide that may help you out.
- Introduce yourself.
Introducing yourself to the people around you surely wouldn’t hurt, right? It works both ways, either you are the new one in the neighborhood or you are the one to welcome a new neighbor. Whichever you are of the two, a simple conversation can go a long way.
- Help maintain shared spaces.
A good neighbor cleans his own place, but a better neighbor also helps maintain the spaces you and your neighbors share. From the driveway to the garbage cans, help in keeping your surroundings clean, so your neighbor can do the same for you too.
- Limit loud noises.
No one is keeping you from partying all day or night, but being considerate of the people who live next door is a sign of a good neighbor. Turn down your music or voices to a tolerable volume so both of you and your neighbor can enjoy the day the way you wanted.
- Be mindful of your pets.
Not all communities allow pets, so if you are living in a pet-friendly community, consider yourself privileged. But it is not okay to take advantage of this privilege and just let your pet's litter everywhere. Be a responsible fur parent and a considerate neighbor as well.
If you perfect all these tips, then you will surely have a lot of neighbor friends that will be ready to do the same for you.