Here are some things people have been doing to share expenses with their neighbors in their apartment buildings. Some of this can be done with neighbors even if you have a house.
As posted before, it’s good if you can have a good relationship with neighbors for many reasons, including help in emergency situations. You can also borrow tools from each other and share other items so that everyone doesn’t have to buy everything. Next time you need something for a short time, ask your friends and neighbors if they have it & will let you borrow it. Be sure to reciprocate, and if nothing else send over some baked goods or a 6-pack with your thanks.
Didn’t Robert Frost says something like, “Good neighbors make good fences”? Or was it “Good fences make good neighbors.” Yeah, I think that was it. Good to have both IMHO. No offence, Mr. Frost.
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