Your Friendly Guide to Becoming a Really Great Apartment Neighbor
Living in an apartment in Buffalo NY means sharing common space with neighbors upstairs, downstairs and on both sides. Your building is its own community within our City of Good Neighbors. Good apartment etiquette makes you one of its best citizens.
10 Tips That Make You A Good Apartment Neighbor
1. Introduce Yourself
When you first move into a new building, fit in right away by introducing yourself with a smile. You can’t be a stranger when the neighbors know your name.
2. Welcome Newcomers
Make new tenants feel at home with the same cordial greetings that helped you make friends. If new folks are out-of-towners, introduce them to the city’s delicious history with your favorite buffalo wings.
3. Don’t Slam Things
Consideration makes good neighbors, so think before slamming doors on your way in and out. Ease windows shut, quietly put away pots and pans, and warn neighbors before making noisy repairs.
4. Practice Good Laundry Room Manners
Patience is your friend in the laundry room. Give neighbors time to show up and empty washers and dryers. Don’t hog the folding table, and always clean out lint filters.
5. Practice Good Dumpster Manners
Dumpsters are shared spaces too. Be neighborly by breaking down boxes, securing trash bags and double-bagging the really bad stuff. If a bag breaks and makes a mess, clean it up.
6. Always Be Friendly
Even a bad day gets better when you return a smile and a wave. A great day stays that way when apartment neighbors help each other by carrying bags, holding open doors and just being nice.
7. Never Be Loud
You don’t want to listen to your neighbor’s music, so don’t play yours like an audition for a gig at Canalside. Use that same quiet approach to your favorite TV shows too.
8. Trade Small Favors
Volunteer to water plants and check mail for a neighbor headed out of town. Trade fix-it talents with the folks next door, and offer senior tenants help with running errands.
9. Know What’s Going On
Take an active part in building events and resident meetings. Get to know management so that you can effectively reach out with any tenant-related concerns.
10. Exchange Neighborly Invitations
Invite the neighbors over for a cup of coffee, or throw a small dinner party. You don’t have to be a social butterfly to enjoy watching the Buffalo Bills with the folks who live next door.
We Know Apartments
Getting along with the neighbors widens your horizons in so many ways. You’re part of a community that changes as much as it stays the same. We know our way around apartments, and we’re always here when you need a new address. Just contact Ellicott Development, and let us help you relocate here in the City of Good Neighbors.