Neighbourhood has changed over the years. Those time in the past are gone that neighbours take a piece of cake or food dish over to the new folks next door. However, building relationships with neighbours can prove to be quite beneficial, especially if you have kids or live on your own. Most of us like knowing who lives by us. It feels like when we are closed with our neighbours, we can look out for each other.
Whether you’re the newbie in town or are living next to the newbie, Secure Moving LTD has provided you some ways to start the foundation of a great relationship with your neighbours.
- Introduce yourself. A small enjoyable thing does leave a lasting impression upon the new addition to the neighbourhood. Give the new neighbours your phone number.
- Smile and say hello. Smiling can be a simple way of making contact with our neighbours. We love to go for walks up and down our street and always make a concerted effort to be friendly to our neighbours. Have you ever had a neighbour that never makes eye contact with you? We have all had one of those, so try not to be one yourself.
- Perhaps some of you are interested in planting trees, picking up trash, starting a neighbourhood garden full of fresh produce, etc. – whatever the preference, a group working towards a common passion is capable of building strong friendships within your neighbourhood. Start a community group. create something members of your neighbourhood will want to join like: neighbourhood sports team, babysitting schedule, watch team and etc.
- Consider sharing tools with others. you could create a group for the guys on the block where you all share your tools with each other; this saves money, as it will prevent everyone from buying the same tool to get the job done. Be mindful if you borrow anything. Return the item immediately after using it. If you break the item, pay to fix it or replace it.
- Offer to watch your neighbour’s pets or pick up their mail while they are away.
- Being a Good Neighbour. Observe and respect your neighbour’s personal space.
- Not everyone is a dog or cat lover, so show responsibility for your pets. Keep them off the neighbour’s lawn.
- If you have an issue with a neighbour, go directly to that person and discuss it in an adult manner.
The advantages of having neighbours are people that will help you when you need. Being a good neighbour means to consider some points over time and at the same time preventing the misunderstandings to arise. So it costs you time and energy to manage a good relation with your neighbours, but is worthy to have this good relationship with them.