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How To Be a Great Neighbor.

Due to our hectic schedules and today’s modern-world demands, there's just not as much time to interact with people as we might like. When we do make contact with the people in our lives, we generally want it to be a relaxing and positive experience. This is especially true when we live in an apartment community, where we want any interactions with our neighbors to be pleasant and conflict-free experiences.

Here are a few simple tips on how to be a better neighbor to help enhance a peaceful coexistence:  

 

Be polite.

Introduce yourself to your neighbors just like you would at a new job or party. The best time to greet someone is when they seem to be arriving home or at a time when your neighbors don't seem to be in a rush. A short greeting and introduction will go a long way. It shows you’re friendly, and your neighbors will be more likely to help you out if you ever need anything. Next time you see your neighbor, acknowledge them with a smile and a simple wave. Showing attentiveness is polite and makes people feel welcome and at ease.

 

Keep the noise low.

If you like to play music or to have people over, a reasonable standard is to avoid making loud noise early in the morning and in the late evening. Keep this in mind when working on loud tasks like vacuuming or using tools to work on projects.

 

Respect common amenities.

Be mindful when you're using your apartment community amenities. Everyone reasonably expects to find them in the best condition, just as you would. Be sure to clean up after yourself, and if you see something that needs fixing in the common spaces, let the community director know to help ensure that issues get fixed as quickly as possible.

 

Despite everything we have going on in our lives, take the time to make quick connections and show respect and kindness to those around us. This is especially true with our neighbors, and it's sure to make your everyday life just a bit brighter.

What was the most recent pleasant experience you've had when meeting a neighbor? Share them with us in the comments below or at #LifeAtWeidner

Good neighbor with coffee cup.