Apartment communities can be peaceful, safe, fun, and clean environments to live in. However, behaving in unneighborly ways can negatively impact the people around you, creating a hostile and uncomfortable environment for your neighbors and other people within your community. Being respectful and considerate of your neighbors is key in ensuring a peaceful apartment living space. Listed below are four helpful tips for being a good neighbor.
It’s very neighborly to say hello or introduce yourself to your neighbors and other occupants of your building when you see them. Simple gestures such as nods, waving, and even holding the door to the building open for them helps form bonds that can lead to future conversations and interactions.
Abiding by Community Rules and Guidelines
Most if not all apartment and townhome communities have set rules and guidelines that tenants and their guests are expected to follow. These rules usually entail information necessary to ensure a safe, respectful, peaceful, and clean environment, such as parking procedures, trash disposal, noise, and pets, amongst other things.
Keeping the Noise Down
As mentioned above, noise expectations are usually entailed in your lease and community guidelines. Noise is a common complaint made amongst neighbors and shouldn’t be taken lightly. To ensure that you’re being respectful and considerate of your neighbors, keep the noise coming from your apartment at a minimum. It’s also neighborly to be conscious of the noise you make when maneuvering through your apartment building or parking lot after hours.
Cleaning up after yourself is another neighborly trait. It’s important to keep the exterior of your apartment clean from constant clutter litter, properly dispose of your trash and recycling, and pick up after your children and pets, amongst other things. It’s also important to keep your apartment’s interior clean, ensuring that you don’t develop pests or rodent problems that can spread to your neighbors. No one wants to live in a community with someone is who is messy, so it’s important to keep the interior and exterior of your apartment living space clean.
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful in St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments of Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website at www.apartmentsofwildewood.com.