Apartment life can be difficult, especially when dealing with inconsiderate neighbors. With so many people living in such close quarters, problems are inevitable. However, there are some simple steps that can be taken to help you with being a good apartment neighbor.
Many apartment complexes will have a noise ordinance written into their contract. While this works out for many neighbors, it’s worth it to take the extra step to discuss schedules with those who will be directly affected by your activity. You might assume it’s okay to come home from work in the evening and run your vacuum because it’s before the noise curfew. However, being a good apartment neighbor means considering different schedules and circumstances. Your neighbor might work nights or have a young baby that naps during that time. You don’t need to become best friends, but being understanding and thoughtful can go a long way in keeping both you and your neighbors happy.
Keep Visible Areas Clean
You don’t necessarily need to keep your entire apartment spick-and-span, but visible areas such as the balcony or indoor spaces that are easily seen from outside should be kept presentable. Nobody wants to see or smell trash that’s sitting out on someone’s balcony or strewn around their apartment. Balconies are also not storage spaces and should be kept looking functional. Outfitting your balcony with a plant or two and some nice, basic patio furniture will go a long way in keeping your apartment looking nice.
Float Like a Butterfly
There’s no need to announce to your entire apartment building when you’re coming and going via heavy footfalls and slammed doors. Being a good apartment neighbor means taking some extra care in how you carry yourself as you’re moving in and out of your home. Close your door softly and make it a point to manage your steps, especially if you’re normally heavy-footed. Use your indoor voice when in range of neighboring apartments to keep any outside talking from being disruptive.
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