There is a saying from Dan Quayle – “We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighbourhood, and yes, a thing we call America.” The catch here is a good America requires investment in neighbourhood.
The reality is how often we fail to interact with our neighbours? Do we really even know their names? Americans are busiest species on the earth and often live alone at a place where work is found. In this sort of situation, in case of emergencies, only neighbours can give a helping hand.
This article focuses on improving your neighbourhood skills.
Take a lead
Your actions can draw your neighbours concluding a good figure about you. If something has gone wrong in your flat, either water is licking somewhere, doors are left open or the grass has grown up at a good height then do affirmative take actions! Put an instruction sheet on the wall and inform all neighbours to maintain it. In the next flat or community meeting raise this point and come to a consensus.
Be a helping hand
No one is going to feel awkward or get hurt if you call them first and ask if they want anything. If they are new turned up in the neighbour then ask them if they need a hand in painting the walls or arranging their kitchen.Give them the security numbers; guide them to the nearest shopping malls, laundry shops or gyms. Helping each other will increase the bonding and can possible become best friends?
Greetings and welcoming
Being grumpy or hostile will not help. By closing doors when they are going out, not smiling at them when you meet them in corridor, not asking for help even though they look for some response from you are the causes of possible disruptions on the way. There is nothing wrong in the being the first and greet them and ask for a cup of coffee for hang out. If not weekly, monthly get to gather can work too. for Neighborhood Etiquette Tips visit the website
Choose all than being selective
Neighborhood is nothing about taking sides or protecting those whose objectives are more common to us. If two nearby members are not connected to each other or they are facing issue then put efforts to tie their knots. Christmas or thanksgiving can be the days to explain them and forget differences. If that does not work out plan a nearby seashore tour and organize games when they be in the same team.
Sometimes keeping your own house in limits is more workable then reaching out to people and help them to improve neighborhood. For example, ensuring that your music is not too loud, you are not partying hard to disturb others, you have thrown your bins at the right place, you take stands when needed, your animals are left untied in some one’s private place or to make theirporches dirty etc. Be generous and attentive to others!
If you think you are yet to develop these skills, why don’t you take a first move this weekend?