Moving into a new home is a lot of work. There’s furniture to move, boxes to unpack, utilities and services to turn on, and on top of all that, you have new neighbours to meet. But even with all the work going on, getting to know your neighbours doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are three easy ways to reach out to your new neighbours.
1. Seize the moment!
The longer you put off meeting your neighbours, the more awkward things will be. Take a break after unloading your moving truck and before unpacking your boxes to introduce yourself.
2. Ask them some questions.
When you knock on your neighbour’s door, what do you say? Aside from explaining that you just moved in and wanted to introduce yourself, consider asking a bit about the neighbourhood. If you’ve relocated into the area, you can ask about the city or even the state. What nearby comedy clubs or theaters do they recommend? Is there a DMV nearby? What restaurants deliver to your neighbourhood?
3. Host a housewarming party.
If you’re new to the neighbourhood but have ties in the general area, consider hosting a housewarming party. You can invite your friends and family as well as your new neighbours. It will be a great excuse to knock on their door. And when they show up, you can start building new friendships with them.
Before you meet your new neighbours, you have to find your new home. If you or someone you know is looking to make a move, let us know! We can answer questions about the area and help you find your family’s perfect fit!