Getting to know your neighbors is one of the most important aspects of feeling apart of your community. Having a relationship with your neighbors will help you be happier in your home and life. When you move to a new place and home it can be stressful to get to know your neighbors. You should not delay getting to know your neighbors, however.
We have some great tips for you to consider when you are ready to get to know your new neighbors. You may think that you are not social enough to welcome yourself into a new community but it does not need to be difficult or scary for you to make new friends in your new place.
Getting to Know your Neighbor
It may seem scary at first, but one of the greatest ways to get to know your neighbor is to serve your neighbor. It can be hard to try and serve your neighbor when you do not know anything about your neighbors. It doesn’t matter if you know nothing about your neighbors. There are simple ways that you can serve people you do not know at all.
It seems like taking cookies is the traditional way to get to know your neighbors. If you are not a good cook or feel odd taking food to people you do not know, there are other ways that you can introduce yourself to your neighbors.
Think of things that define who you and your family are? What are some of your favorite family games? How fun would it be to drop off a fun basket of small games that your family likes? Taking some games over to your neighbors in a gift basket will help them get to know what your family likes. It will also be very likely that the neighbor will want to invite your family over to play the games that you have bought them.
If the games seem like too big of a move for your personality, you could try attending whatever is happening in the community. It can be scary to go to parties and things that are happening when you feel like you do not know anywhere. However, one of the easiest ways to get to know the people around you is to get out. Enjoy your evening and introduce yourself to as many people as you can. This is a great way to meet your neighbors in a neutral territory that may make you more comfortable.
In the last month you have likely sold an old home, packed all of your things, hired SafeMoving.com to help you move to your new home, and started your kids in a new school. You do not need the added stress of trying to make new friends. Take our advice and ease your way into your community and new friendships. It does not need to be scary or hard!