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Moving to a new neighborhood feels like walking into a new school as a transferee. Everyone is a stranger and you try to find your place to fit in, with the same level of enthusiasm to get along with them. But it is all about compromise and reaching out – test the waters. Here are some tips on how to be a friendly neighbor:
Be approachable to let other people get to know you and for you to get to know them. You do not need to be best friends to hangouts every weekend, a simple exchange of “hi” and “hello” will do. Besides, it’s much better than ignoring and glaring at them creating that unwanted spark of awkwardness.
You know what they say; respect is something that is earned. Respect their time and quietness. Avoid shouting, yelling, and playing loud music in wee hours, or even in the morning. You do not know if there is a newborn baby just right next to your door. If you are going to have a house party, at least inform the neighbors, so they will know what is going on. They will appreciate you for giving value to their consent. Adjust on their needs also.
Always offer help when your neighbors need it because you do not know when you will need a helping hand in return. Just don’t be a pushover.
Be observant but do not snoop into your neighbor’s business. Respect each other’s privacy. Do not gossip or start one about your neighbor’s weird habits.
Pay It Forward.
A beautiful ambiance in the neighborhood does not come from one or two people; it takes a community to achieve that. Begin in your own home. Mow your lawn, cut the grass and park your car correctly in your driveway, not in someone else’s. Keep your yard clean and tidy. Lead by example to others.
You know what else to be a good neighbor? Protect your home. Always check everything – a faulty wire, unplug sockets, broken pipes, and unforgotten oven. It is always a wonderful feeling living in a peaceful neighborhood and coming home from a hectic day to a beautiful home. With that, have your home insured and be secured!
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