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How to bond with your neighbors?

How to bond with your neighbors?

Freshly arrived in a new building, or even in a new neighborhood, you want to sympathize with your neighbors. Here are some initiatives that may help you.

Be polite and friendly

It seems a little obvious said like that, we admit it. But so that your neighbors have you at the right one must respect them. Have you just converted? Introduce yourself at each meeting, specifying which floor you live on. Most of the time, the conversation will follow naturally. If you are planning a rack, don't forget to leave a note for your neighbors, apologizing in advance for any noise and inviting them to drop by for a drink. To break the loneliness and isolation of the elderly, residents of your building or your neighborhood, there is even a site, Voisin-age.fr, launched by Les Petits Frères des Pauvres.

Invite your neighbors to go to your rack

Reduce noise pollution

To put your neighbors in your pocket, avoid the noise at night (that is to say any significant noise from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.). You understood, no loud music, screaming TV or washing machine launched in the middle of the night. A discreet neighbor also thinks not to walk in heels and asks the children not to run around the apartment (even in socks) late at night and early in the morning. We also avoid, if we have a dog, to leave him alone all day. If you have to do some work, don't forget to put a note in the hall or in the elevator several days in advance. Then, keep to the schedules where noisy devices and DIY tools are tolerated: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. hours to 12 noon on Sundays and holidays.

We respect the schedules to avoid any noise pollution

Get involved in the life of the building

The best way to make yourself known and appreciated by your neighbors and to get involved with them. In particular, you can become a (voluntary) union advisor and act as a link between the owners and the trustee. For example, you will have the power to request the convening of a general meeting and it is to you that your neighbors will turn for any questions about the operation of the building. A major role therefore, which requires availability and listening. Do you want to invest differently? Each year in the spring, the Neighbors' Festival takes place. If there is no concierge in your building, why not take the initiative to organize this emblematic event allowing everyone to get to know each other? If you live in a housing estate, you can also start the "clean neighborhood" operation, very widespread in Anglo-Saxon countries and which consists in ridding the streets of all waste. A very unifying and eco-responsible clean up.

Be united

Even if it means living in community, you might as well help each other! Do small services for your neighbors, obviously for revenge. If you live in a tribe and other families have children of the same age, get closer to them: perhaps the parents will be delighted to know that they will spend Wednesday afternoon with you and that they will be able in exchange to help you out for some lunchtime? In the same way, maybe a nice retired person will be delighted to keep your jokes to free you up for a few evenings and that in return you can bring his shopping back to him? It is in this spirit that the Voisins solidaire association was born, in order to develop small services between neighbors that facilitate daily life.

Helping each other out with neighbors, a great way to live together