Person introduces themselves to new neighbors.

How to Meet Your New Neighbors

Moving to a new neighborhood is like the first day of going to a new school; you don’t know anyone, and it can be scary to try and make new friends. The moving process is stressful enough without the added anxiety of trying to befriend the people you will be living around for the foreseeable future. To make your transition a little less nerve-wracking, check out these seven tips to make introducing yourself to the new neighbors a breeze.

KIND GESTURES

Giving Your Neighbors Gifts

One great way to introduce yourself to the neighborhood and show everyone how thoughtful you are is to give a gift. Everyone loves to get presents, especially ones that have some thought put into them. For example, if you notice someone walking their dog every day, giving them a chew toy is a great way to introduce yourself. Another example would be gifting a small, low-maintenance succulent to someone who enjoys gardening. If you don’t notice anything that stands out about your neighbor, try getting them something everyone could use, such as an oven mitt, spatula, or a gift card.

Giving Your Neighbors Food

Everybody has to eat, which makes food an excellent gift! Some foods you could give include sparkling mineral water, popcorn, sweets, or Himalayan pink salt. However, many people do have diet restrictions and allergies, so be cautious and make sure to ask if they have allergic reactions to what you brought before presenting them with the gift.

HOSTING EVENTS

Throw a Housewarming Party

Let your neighbors know that you like to enjoy yourself by inviting them over for a housewarming party. Inviting your neighbors over for refreshments and games will not only show off your fun side, but it will also allow you to learn more about the people who live on your block.

Have a Dinner Party

If you have already met your neighbors and are looking to get to know them better, try having a bbq or a dinner party. Not only does this give you the chance to show off your cooking skills, but it also creates an ideal setting for conversation.

Make sure you ask about food sensitivities when inviting people to ensure there is something to eat for everybody and no one has an allergic reaction.

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