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Why you should know your neighbours - Part one

Posted by Ayanda Khuzwayo on October 17, 2018 9:30 AM SAST
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1. Peaceful Living

it can be far more peaceful to live among neighbours that like and respect each other, especially when they're living in close Proximity. Respectful neighbours are less likely to invade your space, be loud and rowdy, and make overall daily life stressful.  

2. Safety First 

Good Neighbours Watch out for each other and their property. Living in a proactive neighbourhood can increase your family's safety, as multiple sets of eyes and ears can help thwart criminal activity and promote a safer area. It's really nice to be able to give the neighbours a heads up that you're going to be out of town, and be able to say "hey, can you keep an eye on our place?" That's an added level of security to have real-live eyes and ears looking out for you and your property. 

3. Back Up Supplies 

There’s the old cliché about neighbours and a borrowed cup of sugar. It really is convenient to have someone close by who can help you out when you need to finish dinner or borrow a shovel. We’ve recently had a mouse (! it scared the crap out of me!) running around our place, and we’ve joked that we want to borrow our neighbours' cats to chase the mouse away. Hey, you never know when you’ll need to borrow a cup of sugar or a cat.;)


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