Being NeighborlyPosted by Korman Res | Being Neighborly
There are many benefits to apartment living. On-site management and maintenance, resident functions, and community amenities such as dog parks, fitness centers and community gardens are just a few that come to mind. But perhaps one of the most significant components of a positive community living experience involves how we relate to our neighbors. Although we can’t choose our neighbors, we can certainly lay the groundwork for positive interactions by simply being a good neighbor. Kindness and consideration can go a long way toward building a friendly, cooperative rapport with just about anyone.
Here are some common-sense tips to start off on the right foot:
• Keep your TV and stereo at a moderate volume, especially late at night and early in the morning.
• If you have a party, notify your neighbors in advance that there may be more noise than usual…or better yet, invite them!
• If you or your guests smoke, avoid smoking in common hallways and always dispose of cigarettes properly.
• In some communities, parking spaces may be limited. Make sure you’re only taking up one parking spot. If your community has designated parking spaces, don’t allow your guests to park in other residents’ spots.
• If your community has shared laundry facilities, promptly remove your items from washers and dryers when the cycle is completed.
• If you use the community fitness center, don’t monopolize the equipment if others are waiting to use it.
• Be willing to lend a hand. If you see one of your neighbors struggling with grocery bags or having trouble getting the car started, help them out if you can. A good deed will make you both feel great!
Being neighborly will not only enhance your community living experience, but will also enhance the experiences of those around you. Remember, goodwill is contagious. Spread it around and it will come back to you!