How To Be A Good Neighbour

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Old 31-Mar-2011
How To Be A Good Neighbour

Love thy neighbour! Almost every one of us knows this phrase. However, how many of us really love our neighbor, unless he/she is a hot chick or some handsome dude living nearby! Not much huh! Jokes aside, having a good neighbourhood is very necessary, not only to feel safe in the locality, but also to stay connected with the outside world. Is it true that you donít even know the names of your next door neighbour, forget about the others? In case Ďyesí is your answer, keep in mind that a good neighbourhood does much more than provide security. He/she proves to be a very good companion, especially if you are living alone and that too, in a big city. Know how you can be a good neighbour, with the help of tips listed below.

Tips For Being A Good Neighbour

Be Social
It might be true that you would like to spend whatever time you have, after the busy office schedules, being cooped up in your home. However, it is also important to be on friendly terms with your neighbour, as he/she will be the first one you can approach, when you are in a fix at home. So, whenever you get time, talk to your neighbours and even invite them over for dinner. Even a smile now and then would work wonder.

Be Understanding
Be ready to help your neighbours, whenever they are in a problem. In addition, keep your lawn neat and tidy. Control the sound of television and if you play some instrument, make sure that you have a sound-proof basement for that. Keep your pets in your property only. All these things will go a long way in maintain healthy relations with them.

Donít Act Nosey
Nobody likes someone prying into his/ her life. So, make sure that in your enthusiasm of becoming a good neighbour, you do not turn nosey. Mind your own business and donít participate in gossips.

Communicate With Your Neighbour
Keep your neighbours on the loop of the things. Indulge in a chat on a regular basis and ask them if there is something that you can do for them. In case you have a problem, sort it out amicably, rather than indulging in a fight.

Respect Their Privacy
Consider your neighbourís lifestyle and be understanding. Donít visit anytime or every time you feel like. Remember, there is a fine line between being friendly and intruding into a personís life. You should never ever cross the same.

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