Moving from one home to the next comes with a long, often tedious list of overwhelmingly exhausting things to do. Normally, “meet the neighbors” doesn’t it make it on that list – but perhaps it should. Sooner rather than later, you may want to extend the hand of friendship in order to form new relationships in the neighborhood. Not sure how to go about it? Let’s get you started off on the right foot with the following 4 simple tips from our movers and packers at Republic.
Smile, and say “Hello!”
Sound corny, does it? Well, in all honesty, meeting your neighbors really is as simple as smiling and saying hello when you see them. When it comes down to it, making new friends is simply a matter of just being plain old nice to each other. Make it a point of smiling at your neighbors and greet them with a genuinely friendly “hello.” There’s no need to mention you just transferred to the neighborhood, but you can if you want to.
Get involved in the community
One of the most effective ways to form new friendships, much like back in high school, is to get involved in a local cause. By doing so, you’ll meet several others who have similar beliefs and, like yourself, enjoy taking an active role in the community. So, get out of your comfort zone and go to that housing board association, food co-op or apartment mixer and mingle!
Ask questions about the neighborhood
A great icebreaker is to ask your neighbors questions about the neighborhood. Once they find out you’re new in the area, folks will typically go out of their way to be helpful. Questions will usually generate a conversation, which may in fact turn into making a new pal. So, ask about the best Mexican restaurant, coffee shop, fitness center, dog groomer – whatever you can think of that will also help you get to know your place better.
Spend time outside
Lastly, make an effort to go outside often – because it’s hard to meet new people when you’re pent up inside your house all the time! Try going to public areas like the local parks or the mall. If you have a dog, walking them around the neighborhood will bring you into contact with other dog owners. Even just hanging out in your front yard or the common areas of your building can create opportunities to meet your neighbors.
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