You’ve just moved into your new home and want to get to know your neighbours. Most people just can’t seem to find the time to go over and introduce themselves, especially with all the work still left to do after moving, like unpacking. We’ve put together a few ideas on how to go about meeting the new neighbours.
Spend a lot of time outdoors. Whether you’re sitting on the porch in the morning with your tea reading the paper, or whether you’re doing some gardening and lawn work, spending time outside is a great way to meet the neighbours in a natural, casual setting, especially in the warmer months.
Offer to help. If you see a neighbour’s lawn that needs mowing or a driveway that needs some snow plowing, offering to help during your first few weeks in your new home will cement yourself in their minds as a friendly face and a welcome addition to the neighbourhood.
Go to neighbourhood events. Ask around and see if there are any backyard barbeques or holiday get-togethers. This is a great chance to meet everyone in one place. Just don’t forget everyone’s names when meeting them for the first time!
Host your own party. If there are no neighbourhood events, plan your own! Host a party and invite over a few people you’d like to get to know better. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. A simple sit down meal or even after work beverages is enough to get to know your neighbours.
Extra Tip: If you have time on moving day, keep on eye out for heads popping over the fence. A moving truck tends to bring out the neighbourhood in full force. You might not even have to come to them – your neighbours will most likely come to you!
Do you have any tips for meeting the new neighbours after a move? Leave them in the comments!
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