If there's one thing we love here at Nabo, it's being neighbourly. So much so that we've written numerous articles with tips and tricks on how to be the best neighbour you can be. We know it's a favourite topic amongst Nabo members too, so to save you the trouble of scrolling through our blog, we've compiled a list of our favourite ten articles on connecting with your neighbours.
The title of this one says it all! Whether it's through posting regularly, respecting your fellow Nabo members, or supporting local business. There's so many ways you can be a great neighbour on and offline.
If there's one thing anybody wants to be in their community; it's to feel safe. And while it's perfectly fine to trust that local law enforcement are on the job, it certainly doesn't hurt to help ensure that you're neighbourhood is safe and secure. Becoming acquainted with your neighbours, forming a neighbourhood safety group on Nabo, as well as teaching children safety tips are just a few pieces of advice mentioned in this article.
There's not really any better way to connect with your neighbours than by meeting them is there? Read on for tips on how you can meet your neighbours and perhaps even make some new friends! It may involve cake and parties...
Unfortunately not all neighbourly encounters are going to be pleasant ones. But that doesn't mean that things have to turn sour. Being neighbourly also means being couteous, understanding and communicative, even when you don't agree with your neighbours choice of sculptures in the front yard.
For those of us who are a little more on the introverted side, knocking on someone's door and introducing yourself is a very daunting thought. We've compiled a list of ways to help you help your neighbours feel welcome in the community.
While this article is aimed at the annual R U OK Day in September, the message can be applied to any day of the year. It's always a good time to reach out to our neighbours, say hello and just check in to see how they're doing. You never know how much a friendly conversation can help in the lives of others.
Being neighbourly can also mean at times keeping to yourself! Everybody loves good neighbours, but not when said neighbours are peeking through the blinds, asking private questions and overstaying their welcome.
When you do good for others, you feel good about yourself and who doesn't want to feel those endorphins? Simple gestures such as starting a local bookclub, supporting your nearby op shop, or giving blood can make a big difference in your neighbourhood.
When it comes to welcoming new neighbours, there are some wrong and right ways to go about it. Offering to help unload the moving truck or waving hello from across the street: yes. Badmouthing other neighbours, asking straight away to borrow the lawnmover you noticed in the garage: not so much.
A simple one, but a goodie. It can be as small as simply waving hello, talking about the weather or as big as joining a local group, plus lots of tips in between! This article has the perfect advice on how to get to know your neighbours and make some friends in the process.