What’s the best way to break the ice with your new neighbors? Today I have seven options for you to try.
Is there a secret to meeting your neighbors when you move into a new home?
Recently having moved myself, this is a question that left my wife and I scratching our heads. That is, until I stumbled across an interesting article on the subject, which I want to share with all of you. You can find this article here.
As I found out through this article, the key to meeting your neighbors is as simple as getting out there and being proactive. Instead of hoping your new neighbors will drop in to say hello, you should think about going to them, instead.
But should you simply knock on their door and introduce yourself? Well, you could, but today I’d like to share a few simple icebreakers you could try, instead. You can find more about each of these in the article above.
1. Hold a garage sale. Most of the time, some of the junk you meant to get rid of in the move will find its way to your new home right along with your other belongings. A garage sale is the perfect chance to purge old or unwanted belongings and meet your neighbors at the same time.
2. Ask to borrow something. If you’re a little nervous to approach your neighbors, otherwise, asking to borrow something like a yard tool provides a perfect excuse to do so.
3. Do a good deed. Showing your neighbors a little kindness, whether it’s through housesitting, shoveling their driveway, raking leaves, or something else entirely, can go a long way in forming a bond.
“A garage sale is the perfect chance to purge old or unwanted belongings and meet your neighbors at the same time.”
4. Find a common cause. Getting involved with the community together is a great way to get to know your neighbors.
5. Bond over fresh food. Find out if your area has a farmer’s market, then invite your neighbors to join for a home-cooked meal using fresh ingredients you purchased there.
6. Get creative around the holidays. Decorating your house or holding a seasonal celebration can be a great way to start conversations.
7. Get involved online. Communities often have exclusive online forums that provide you the chance to interact with your neighbors without ever leaving home. This can be a great way to break the ice before meeting up in person.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.