6. Give your pets some new friends to hang out with
If you have pets, offer to care for your neighbor’s pets when they’re away. They’ll likely reciprocate. Additionally, if you or your neighbors have a single dog that stays home all day, consider letting your dogs stay in the same area so they have company.
7. Instead of a fence, you can share a garden
A recent trend in urban settings is for neighbors to tear down dividing fences to create massive shared backyards. While it’s not for everyone, it might be worth considering if you’re all friends and looking for extra outdoor space for kids, pets, and gardens.
9. Offer to share the cost of pricey tools that don’t get much use
On your neighborhood message board, see if anyone would like to split of the cost of tools and appliances you won’t be using on a regular basis, such as the following: leaf blower, weed whacker, sledge hammer, snow plow, water pump, branch cutter, stud finder, steam cleaner, table saw, etc.