Whether you are single or married meeting your neighbors can be a challenging task. While you don’t want to be surrounded by strangers during your time at your new residence you don’t want to be considered the creepy neighbor. There are a ton of ways to get involved in your community, but not all are creative or non-invasive as these three ideas.
3 creative ways to introduce yourself to your new neighbors:
- Have a garage sale.
- Join a Facebook group.
- Drop off baked goods or send a welcome postcard to the neighboring addresses.
Have a garage sale.
Garage sales are a fantastic way to meet new people! You just moved into your new home and realized that you have way too much stuff (just like everyone else). Before tucking all of your belongings away to never be seen or heard from again, start a pile for your garage sale. Garage sales are an easy way to have people over and start friendly conversations. You may realize that your next door neighbor has children too or that they attend the local gym that you just joined. As they rummage through your old things you will also be able to pick up on what they like based on their purchase. Win-win!
Join a Facebook group.
If you are active on social media you probably know that there is a Facebook group for just about anything. Whether you are looking for a bed frame, new job, community news, or a local running group there is a Facebook group for it, and if not you can create one. Don’t be afraid to join one of these groups that interests you and introduce yourself. These groups are made to share information and for other like-minded individuals to get involved in local activities.
Drop off baked goods or send a welcome postcard to the neighboring addresses.
Who doesn’t love a homemade baked good? That’s a good question! While mostly everyone has a sweet tooth, you may not feel comfortable with your baking skills or simply going to your neighbor’s door and introducing yourself. This is why you may also want to consider creating a special postcard with a picture of you and your family members and sending it to the neighboring homes. This creative introduction could include multiple pictures, a bio, and why you chose the area for starters. Don’t be afraid – your neighbors are wondering about you too.
Now that you know a few new ways to meet with your new neighbors, it’s time to get working on these ideas and make a few new friends!