Moving to a new neighbourhood can be intimidating. You may not know how to meet your neighbours after a move and that can make you feel very alone. If you’re looking to chat with your neighbours and make friends, we have a few tips to help get you started.
Introduce Yourself With A Kind Gesture
The first step to making new friends or meeting people is to introduce yourself. There are lots of ways you can introduce yourself. You can host a housewarming party and invite everyone to your new home or if you have kids, you can schedule playdates with neighbourhood kids of the same age. First impressions matter – show that you are a caring neighbour with acts of kindness such as sending cookies to your new neighbours or a bottle of wine.
Go To Community Events
A good way to get to know your neighbours is to attend community events. Look for local community events on social media pages or ask around for info. You can probably attend community events at places of worship, or your local gym, or you could attend a local concert and live music events to meet new people. Remember that certain areas might still be practicing social distancing so keep your distance and take precautions during events. Don’t forget to hand out your phone number to potential new friends so that they can keep in touch with you.
Spend Time Outside
Let the new neighbourhood get used to seeing you around by spending some time outside. You can take walks around the neighbourhood if it is safe or simply greet neighbours walking by while you are sitting on the front porch. You can also take your kids to local parks, or find outdoor sporting hobbies.
If you see a “for sale” or “to let board”, make sure you refer your neighbours to Master Movers – we will give you a voucher to spend to your heart’s content.
Make more time to meet your neighbours after a move by contacting us to make your move easier (and quicker), today!