In an apartment, living in such close proximity to others, there is no excuse for being a loud, obnoxious, inconsiderate neighbor.
Every single morning, without fail, I know exactly when my upstairs neighbor is leaving for the day, or walking their dog or whatever they are doing …… VERY EARLY. It is one of the first signs of being a naughty neighbor who is inconsiderate of their neighbors.
I want every Apartment-ite out there to please work on being a GOOD neighbor.
Always remember that you live in a community with other people, so try to be considerate, aware, and conscious of the little things that may bother those around you.
My upstairs neighbor lets their door SLAM shut in the wee hours of the morning, which seems to slightly shake the entire building and make a very loud echoing boom that I am sure can be heard several buildings over. Then, they bound down the three flights of stairs like a herd of elephants with cattle taped to their feet. This is nothing but inconsiderate and LOUD.
I've also had friends who had upstairs neighbors dump unknown liquids off of their balcony to get rid of them. They must have been assuming that it would disappear into oblivion, but, rather, it ended up splattering on the railing and floor into my friends balcony.
I think we should all start a pact to try our hardest to be a good neighbor. You in?
Being aware of your actions and how they effect your environment is the best ingredient to the recipe of being a great neighbor. Keep that in mind the next time you go into "cleaning mode" and blast your stereo so that you can hear it over your vacuum.
While we are on the subject of being a great neighbor, keep an eye out for your neighbors when they are gone. If you see something suspicious or a suspicious looking character, don't be afraid to call the office and let them know. It's like the neighborhood watch, but EVEN BETTER!
Being a good neighbor in your apartment is easy … start thinking about it today!