YOUR NEOHOME - These days it seems like all everyone is interested in is making
Neopoints so that they can buy a gigantic Neohome and paint there pets the most
expensive color available. It saddens me to think that the people are more focused
on themselves than Neopia as a whole. In fact, that is precisely why I have
written this article: to enlighten you on some of Neopia's small problems that
could easily be solved if people put a little care into it. They aren't huge
things, but by tweaking yourself, your Neohome, and your community, you can
make Neopia as a whole a better place.
Start With Yourself
An easy place to start is with yourself. Often times people and pets get so
caught up in making Neopoints that they forget about your basic routines- eating,
sleeping, and perhaps worst of all, bathing. This makes Neopia a much…smellier
If you find yourself forgetting some of these things, take some steps to remind
yourself of them. For instance, if you haven't had breakfast all week, try getting
it out the night before. That way, when you wake up, your breakfast will already
be prepared and all you'll have to do is sit down and eat. After that, you can
go on your merry little way and play all the games your heart desires.
If your problem is lack of sleep, you may find your temper easily aggravated.
What fun would it be if the entire Neopian population was grumpy all the time?
Neopia should be a happy place, where people are friendly to each other. In
order to prevent a sleep deficit, my suggestion is to keep an eye on the time
as you play games, shop, or whatever it is you like to do. Set a time limit
and keep it. That way you'll be able to get home at a reasonable hour. Once
you're at home and in bed, I recommend reading a good book or The Neopian Times
for a little while to let your mind settle down. Then I think you'll find yourself
ready for a good night's sleep.
Now let's discuss the problem of bathing. Let's be honest- no one can go a
week without bathing. No, not even you. Sure, you can drown yourself in perfume,
but eventually that dirty, sweaty smell will penetrate its way through again.
And besides, do you really want to spend your hard earned NP on perfume?
I didn't think so. Plus, you'll get to a point where it's not just the people
and pets around you that smell that unmistakable stench-you'll smell it too.
And believe me, it smells bad. So keep Neopia a better smelling place
and don't forget your daily bath. It doesn't take that long to jump in the tub
and scrub some soap on your weary body, so do everyone a favor and keep yourself
Keep Your Neohome Tidy
Once you have yourself put together, move on to your Neohome. While it may
appear a daunting task, you'll soon see that it's no harder than keeping yourself
cleaned up. Think of it this way- your Neohome is just a big Neopet. It needs
the same amount of grooming and attention as any member of your family. Now,
now, don't go making any plans to sell your Neohome just yet. Hear me out, first.
Have you taken a good look around your neighborhood lately? Did you notice
that the Neogardens on your block are looking a little bit overgrown these days?
Well, number one on your list of things to do should be maintaining your garden.
If you have one, that is. Your Neohome represents you, so you don't want it
to look wilted and old do you? Take the time to cut back trees and plants and
water those that look a little dry. It doesn't take that much effort and the
end result is very rewarding. Just think, if everyone took a little time out
of their busy schedule to clean up their Neogardens, your neighborhood would
be a much prettier place!
After you've dealt with the outside of your Neohome, switch your focus
to the interior. Is your Neohome cluttered and messy? Is there a layer of dust
on all of your furniture? Yes? Well, then perhaps that's the answer to your
mysterious sneezing. At the end of the week try collecting all of the toys and
objects that you've deposited around your Neohome and putting them in their
proper places. Then take a few minutes to run a cloth over your furniture. It
really doesn't take that long and having a cleaner Neohome not only makes your
Neohome look better, but it can give your mood a much needed lift as
Keep the Streets Clean!
I am extremely disappointed by what I've seen while walking through Neopia
one quiet afternoon. I actually saw some loose papers fluttering down the road!
I quickly dismissed it as some poor pet having dropped their homework, but was
shocked when a few moments later I saw a crumpled up wrapper in the street.
Could my fellow Neopians actually be littering? I certainly hope not!
I detest littering. Why do you think there are garbage cans on every other street
corner? For your garbage!!
If you really want to help make Neopia a better place, there are two very simple
things that you can do that would make a huge difference. One, remember to put
your garbage in a garbage can. (Hence the name.) And two, if you see a piece
of garbage on the road take a moment to pick it up and deposit it in the nearest
trash can. Every little bit helps.
Another thing I noticed was that the roads were not only littered, but also
a bit dirty. This isn't surprising, as a great many pets walk on it every day,
but it could still be helped. Try getting a group of friends together and cleaning
up the streets. Take a bucket of water and a bar of soap, get down on your hands
(or paws) and knees, and scrub!
Neopia Is Your Friend
Finally, remember that Neopia is your friend. Neopia is kind to you, so you
should be kind to Neopia. Treat it with the same respect that you wish to be
Author's Note: I would love to hear your thoughts on what you've just read.
Please feel free to Neomail me!