28 Ways To Be A Great Neighbour

28 Ways To Be A Great Neighbour

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Our neighbours is our community. Like an extended family at times. It can be rewarding to connect with the people that live around us to help create a sense of community in our neighbourhoods. 
 
 
1.  Chat with your neighbours
2.  Introduce yourself – even if you’ve lived there for years and now it seems awkward…
3.  Sit on the front porch or step and say hello to everyone who passes
4.  Go for walks around the community and chat with people along the way
5.  Organize a play date with your kids and the neighbours’ kids
6.  Keep your sidewalks clear
7.  Shovel your neighbour’s sidewalk
8.  Bring homemade goodies to new neighbours when they move in
9.  Give new neighbours a map of your favourite places in the area
10.  Host a block BBQ in your front yard
11.  Consider your neighbours’ lifestyles and be respectful
12.  Let your neighbours know what you appreciate (quiet mornings, clear walkways, etc.)
13.  Give thank you cards to neighbours when they help you out
14.  Be aware of shared walls and how sound travels
15.  Be aware of common parking areas and be considerate
16.  Control your dog’s noise levels
17.  Pick up after your dog
18.  Discuss grievances with neighbours personally before involving by-law officers
19 . Inform neighbours in advance about any parties
20.  Invite your neighbours to your parties
21.  Let your neighbours know how to contact you if there is ever an issue
22.  Maintain your yard and garden
23 . Mow your neighbour’s lawn if they need help
24.  Join a community garden
25.  Keep an eye out for your neighbours and their property
26.  Host a garage sale
27.  Attend community events
28.  Invite a neighbour over for drinks
 
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