It is important to try your best to be a good neighbor to those that you live by. You never know when you are going to need your neighbors and they can actually turn out to be some of the best friends that you have. Being a good neighbor can insure that your neighbors will be more willing to help you out in emergencies or watch over your home when you are out of town.
So how can you be a good neighbor? First of all, you want to be friendly and say hello when you see them. This leaves the door open for a friendship to develop, if they are open to that. Many people like to keep their privacy ad that is okay; you should respect that. You don’t have to be friends to be a good neighbor. You can still follow these tips to be sure that you have a good relationship together.
Make it a point to always send them a Christmas card and if you really want to make a nice gesture, take over some fresh baked goods of a goodie basket full of things like candies, home baked bread and things like that. No one can resist goodies like that.
Another nice thing to do is take a meal over if you know that your neighbor has been sick or been through a surgery. A meal is always appreciated when you are not feeling well. You can also invite your neighbors over for a cookout or to roast hot dogs and marshmallows and let your children play together while you visit.
You can be a good neighbor by being respectful of their yard and privacy. Make sure that your children do not disturb them in their play.
These gestures will help your relationship with your neighbors