10 'neighborliness' tips for off-campus students
Here are 10 quick tips from Western's Off Campus Living office on how to be a better neighbor:
- Park only in designated spots; don’t block your neighbors in or park on lawns or sidewalks.
- Keep your yard free from litter, junk and "free" piles. After a party or a windstorm, do a quick cleanup of your property. Your neighbors will love it!
- Dispose of your unwanted household items by taking them to charity or selling them online so they can find a new home. Items left out for ‘free’ just get soaked with rain and end up in the dump.
- Be respectful of your neighbors. Let them know you’re having a get-together and exchange contact info so they can let you know if it gets too rowdy.
- When walking through neighborhoods at night or early in the morning, make sure you keep your noise to a reasonable level so as not to wake your sleeping neighbors.
- Bellingham has a round-the-clock noise ordinance; you can be cited for violating it day or night if your noise can be heard on the neighboring property.
- Knock on your neighbors’ doors and introduce yourself.
- Say ‘Hello’ or smile at your neighbors when you see them.
- Join in neighborhood activities like neighborhood association meetings, picnics, or clean-ups.
- Offer to help your neighbors with yard work and chores. They might return the favor!
For more information on living off campus visit Western’s Off Campus Living Website at https://offcampusliving.wwu.edu/
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 12:56pm