The 3 Pesky Ps that make you CRAZY at your Apartment Community 

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Sprout Members: You can download the full set in full page and quarter page printable versions as well as our Digital Graphics set. Available through the end of November.

Post them around your community, share them on social, and send them to your habitual offenders as a nice little reminder. 

We'll tackle the Pesky P's by regularly reminding our residents of our community policies. 

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  • Do you secretly hate Amazon because you are buried in resident packages?
  • Are the patios starting to look like a bad episode of Hoarders?  
  • Have the pets (and their poo) run amuck of your community? 

Packages, pets, and patios are the 3 Pesky P's that are making so many of our multifamily friends CRA-zy! And it's no wonder. 

According to a report released by Sanford C. Bernstein, Amazon shipped an average of 608 million packages that year, which equated to (an estimated) 1,600,000 packages a day. Can you imagine how BIG that number is just one year later? Of course you can! You're scrambling to make room! 

All the stuff has to go somewhere, and inevitably the excess ends up on the patios for everyone to see! So the problem compounds. 

Add to that the third pesky P-pets! Yes, we love our furry residents. No, we don't love their poo! 

So why does it sometimes seem like our residents are working against us in these three areas? Are they evil little trolls trying to make our life harder? (Ok, that was rhetorical question. Don't answer that out loud.) The reality is that our residents are busy and bogged down with life. So they need gentle little nudges to remind them. 

 Aristotle commented on the role of repetition in learning by saying “it is frequent repetition that produces a natural tendency." If we want our residents to work with us (instead of against us) in addressing the P's, we have to remind them (and frequently)! 

That's why this month we devoted our Seedling Essential Notices to addressing these 3 Pesky P's-Patios, Packages, and Pets.