A few months ago our blog post was all about getting to know your neighbors. Today we are following up that post with one focused on how to BE a good neighbor in your WNY apartment community. Take a few minutes to a self-evaluation to gauge how you are doing at being a good neighbor. These are some things to keep in mind.
Be Friendly. It’s one of the easiest things to do to open the avenues of friendship. A smile and a cheery hello is an easy thing to do that will help create a positive energy and build rapport with your neighbors. Take part in community activities offered in our apartment communities and get to know your neighbors.
Be Responsible. If you have a pet, take care of it. Be aware that not everybody loves animals. Minimize potential complaints by promptly scooping the poop, dealing with loud barking, and teaching your dog not to jump on people. This is definitely a case where prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Be Clean. Keep shared space clean, and make sure your personal belongings don’t overflow into communal areas. Do your part to make sure trash is bagged and ready for removal.
For some additional ideas, check out these 12 Things Good Neighbors Always Do by Apartment Guide, which includes additional ways to be a good neighbor.
Being a good neighbor can be a bridge to building friendships. For some people friendships come more naturally, for others it can be more difficult. Doing some of these simple things can help to make it more natural. Let things flow and enjoy the feeling of community between neighbors. Do you know your neighbors? How do you make friends with those who live nearby? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for taking the time to read the Luxury Apts WNY blog post today!