Did you know that September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day? It’s a great day for us to celebrate here on the Wildwood Park Blog. We want to share some tips with you on how you can become a good neighbor to all here in our apartment community. Enjoy your month here in Arlington, VA!
When you move-in, or when a new neighbor moves in, it’s nice to get to know your neighbors. Simply introducing yourself will open up a line of communication that can allow for conversations and possible friendships. Not everyone is up for becoming friends with their neighbors, but a simple introduction won’t hurt and allows for a positive relationship.
Be Aware of Shared Walls
Being aware of your shared walls with neighbors and keeping the noise down can prevent any uncomfortable conversations. It’s also a simple and kind gesture to be aware of what time it is when doing activities such as vacuuming, watching TV on high volumes, or hosting parties. Be considerate of them and you won’t have any problems. Chances are they’ll return the favor.
Have Open Communication
During your introduction to your neighbor it can be good to exchange contact information. This will allow for that line of communication to stay open. If you’re being noisy and it’s bothering them (or vice versa), having contact information lets you both communicate in a simple and non-obtrusive way. It’s also a great way to keep in touch with a neighbor if you’re out of town, especially if you’re helping each other out with picking up mail or packages, watering plants, or any other needs you might have while away.
Help Neighbors Move
A great way to be a good neighbor is to help them with moving in or moving out. Everyone can use a little extra help when moving, and offering a hand can be a kind gesture. Some people may not feel comfortable with this or may not need the help (if they already have enough help), but it’s always kind to be willing to carry a few boxes up or down the stairs.
How are you a good neighbor? Do you have any tips? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!