When you move into a new home, your neighbors are right next door. A good relationship with the people around you can have a huge impact on your quality of life.
Let’s talk about your neighbors’ impact on your apartment living quality of life
First… Moving into your own new space for the first time is going to bring a lot of changes to your life. It’s important for you to learn how to live on your own and be a part of your neighborhood.
Once you live in your own unit in an apartment complex, condo, or even a house in a neighborhood, you’re now part of a community. And there are many advantages to being an active member of this community and getting to know your neighbors.
One big plus of taking the time to get to know your neighbors is that, if you do this in a friendly, courteous manner, you’ll get the same back in most instances. Once your neighbors know who you are, and you’ve established a connection and feeling of mutual respect, things will definitely be easier for you both.
For example, it’s a lot easier to ask a neighbor to quiet down if you need to study, when there’s a rapport. When none exists, coming out of nowhere as a stranger and making demands can often be much more difficult not as well-received.
While the usual cliché in the world of fiction and television is for neighbors to come over to borrow a cup of sugar, there are plenty of instances where borrowing something else might come in very handy. Neighbors can be lifesavers in many ways. If you’re in the middle of making your favorite dinner party recipe, and you’re out of butter… Your neighbor may save you the trouble of going to the store or even Home Depot. From sugar to garden tools—there are so many things you can unexpectedly borrow from or lend to neighbors as the need arises.
Neighbors, of course, help each other, and this can be invaluable in many instances. If you know your neighbors well, for example, and you’re going away for the weekend, but you’re not bringing your cat, neighbors can be enormously helpful. They can come in and feed your pet, without you having to pay for an expensive sitter service or ask a favor of a friend to come down and do the same task.
In the same way, sometimes neighbors can make great “emergency assists” doing things like keeping a spare key for you in case you need one, or if you need to let someone in.
Last, but not least, having friendly neighbors means having friendly security. When you know your neighbors, and they know you, it’s far easier to watch out for each other. Once your neighbors know who your friends and family are, for example, it’s much easier for them to know when a stranger is poking around your property and even help to report such things to the police.
Be sure to improve your apartment living quality of life by getting to know the people in your apartment complex or neighborhood!