Looking to move to a new neighborhood soon, and worried about how to make a good impression on your new neighbors?
On top of all of the packing you’re in the middle of, plus researching and booking moving companies – not to mention all of the travel plans you’re in the middle of to reach your new home – you might find yourself wondering about the best way to introduce yourself to your new neighbors. Transitioning to a new neighborhood can be difficult enough without being worried about the social aspect of it, but it’s always a good idea to make friends or maintain a good relationship with those who live close by.
Additionally, if you have kids who you’d like to have friends nearby in your neighborhood, it’s important to leave a good impression on those in your area so that they can have an easier time getting used to their surroundings. This applies to you, too! Having a good relationship or friendship with your neighbors will make moving in and settling into a new area or routine a lot easier, and will let you feel more comfortable in your space.
How to Make Your Neighbors Like You
Upon first moving into a new area, it’s common to feel pressure to immediately introduce yourself to your neighbors – which actually might make you want to avoid them! To take the pressure off yourself, try not to force a meeting or completely avoid them while settling in.
If you want to make a good impression, don’t set up expectations for yourself or your relationship with your neighbors, and let an interaction or meeting happen organically! This way it can be casual and positive for both of you, without the potential for awkwardness.
How to Make a Good First Impression
Introduce Yourself Naturally: As we said prior, don’t rush or pressure yourself to introduce yourself or meet your neighbors when you’re not ready to do so. Focus on your move and de-stressing afterward before trying to make friends immediately.
If you’re moving from a close-by neighborhood and can see and prepare your house beforehand, you can even introduce yourself to your neighbors before you even move in! This will take off the initial pressure, and will let you give them a heads up as to when to expect a moving truck or vehicle possibly being parked on your street.
Exchange Phone Numbers: After getting settled, trade contact information with your neighbors if you haven’t done so already. This can be helpful in the event of an emergency and is a great way to build trust and camaraderie.
Have a Housewarming Party
Another great way to make a first impression on your neighbors is by having a small housewarming party or barbeque. Don’t let the party get out of hand, however! Just invite over some neighbors to say hi and to get to know them!
It’s always good to maintain a friendly relationship with those who live around you, no matter where you’re headed. Whether you’re just casual acquaintances who wave to one another on the street, or if you eventually become close friends, having a good relationship with your neighbors will let you feel more comfortable and at home in your new area. Looking to have the best move to your new area? Let Able Moving & Storage make your move easy.