How to Be a Good Apartment Neighbor
Everyone wants to be a good neighbor. Although we all may believe we are one, what does it really mean? If you throw loud parties and park in the wrong space, you may be bad neighbor. Here are a few tips of the dos and don’ts while your living in an apartment community.
Treat Everyone with Respect
Wouldn’t you want to be treated with respect. Being courteous, polite, and thoughtful seems extremely easy to begin with. However, when its something that you want to do, it may put your neighbors in a secondary position. You can still do what you would like and have a little fun, its just you have to take into account there are people living nearby. If you do decide to throw a party, limit the number of people that will be attending. Be sure and tell your guests not to cause too much noise if they use any public areas. Also park in the guest parking areas and don’t litter the community. And you may even want to take it a step further and invite your neighbors.
Talk and Communicate
Communicating with your neighbors is one of the easiest ways to solve any conflicts and disagreements. Whether they may be parking in your space, or their dog keeps barking, and is keeping you up at night, having a conversation regarding whats bothering you can solve many of these issues. Don’t wait until you become so angry that you approach your neighbor and cannot be nice. That will only make your neighbor angry too.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
When your a good neighbor, you will communicate and talk to others in the community when you seen them in the hallways or in the common areas. Clean the trash off your balcony and wipe off the workout equipment after your finished using it. This will help you to be a more friendly neighbor today.