Sometimes, moving to a new location can be hard on your social life. Making new friends isn’t always easy when you are an adult. It’s important to get to know your neighbors ─ you may even make a few life-long friends! You survived the move with our tips and checklists, now enjoy your new home and neighborhood.
Meeting the neighbors can be a challenge if you are somewhat reserved. However, the neighbors are probably just as shy to approach you as you are of them. Perhaps you or your neighbor will need someone to water plants, keep an eye on the home or feed the fur babies while on vacation. Or maybe you want to meet the family whose kids are the same age as yours. There are plenty of reasons why it is beneficial to get to know the people who surround you. Here arethree tactics to get to know your new neighbors:
Bring a welcome present
Say “Welcome to the neighborhood” or “I’m new in the neighborhood” with a fresh loaf of bread, fresh flowers or a batch of homemade brownies. If you are the one welcoming your new neighbors (who just moved in) you might want to also consider a thoughtful house-warming gift.
Don’t be reserved. Go over and introduce yourself and offer your assistance if ever they need anything from you. Sometimes just a smile and greeting can warm a person’s heart.
If your neighbors aren’t home and you are more of the shy type who is apprehensive of approaching them, try leaving the gift by the door with a note. Most likely, they will come over and thank you personally for the gift.
Use your kids and fur babies as an excuse to make conversation
One of the easiest ways to start a conversation with a new neighbor with kids or fur babies is to ask about them. Parents love talking about their children and fur babies.
If your neighbors don’t have kids, they may have fur babies aka pets. A lot of dog owners find themselves making casual conversation with other pup lovers when their furry friends great each other and perhaps toss a few menacing growls at each other.
Use these opportunities to learn your neighbor’s names. You can also use this opportunity to ask about local dog parks or vets in the area. Our dog, BeBe, shown below, is a frequent visitor to our job sites, and is a great point to start any conversation.
If you have recently moved into a large apartment community, many of them have monthly meetupsfor residents. This is an opportunity to get to know people. If you have moved within the summer months, be on the look-out for neighborhood block parties.
Meeting your new neighbors doesn’t have to be a daunting or complicated task. Use these tips to help you break the ice and say, “Hi” chances are they are eager to meet you as well.
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