New neighbours are entirely hit-or-miss when it comes to how pleasant, tolerant, and friendly they may be. You can unluckily get neighbours that seem to actively want to cause you trouble, but you can also form life-long friendships with the people next door. When you move in, it is important to say “hello”, and just this can make a big difference. This article considers befriending the new neighbours.

Meeting the New Neighbours

When you see a removal truck pulling up next door, it is very easy to discern that you will soon be getting some new neighbours to share your street with. A friendly gesture can go an extremely long way, and simply going round to say “hello” to those unpacking the truck can make a big difference in welcoming them to the area. It is very likely that they will not have the basics set up in their new home before they arrive, so taking some cool drinks to refresh them, whilst they work, is an act that will immediately win you friends.

A Friendly Gesture

Despite being very exciting, moving into a new home is incredibly nerve-racking and difficult to do. Anyone that has moved into a new house will invariably be tired, and somewhat worn andstressed out for, at least, the first few weeks. Making a kind gesture to welcome them to the neighbourhood can be exactly what they need to boost their confidence once again, and to get them feeling happy in the new area.

Taking some welcome gift hampers to their home is a very good deed, because it will provide them with some much-needed snacks, and some creature comforts with which to unwind in their new home. A thoughtful gift will make a hugely significant difference to your long-term relations with them.

Give Them Space

For someone that has been living in the area for a long periodof time, sitting down and chatting with the new neighbours will seem lovely, but it is important to remember that they will have a significant amount of work to do. Whilst saying “hello” and having brief conversations with your neighbours is a good start,it is also crucial to give them space to get comfortable in the area.

Invite Them Over

Once the new neighbours are properly settled, inviting them over for a drink, or even for dinner, is a wonderful move, so that you can get to know them. It may turn out that you have nothing in common, but at least making the effort to meet them and get along will ease the relations between you and your neighbours for years to come.

Get Them Involved

One of the hardest things to manage when you move to a new place is getting involved in what goes on locally. Without someone to invite you along and get you involved in the events that happen in the area, it is very easy for them to go unnoticed. Inviting your new neighbours to local charity events and social gatherings is a wonderful way to ease their integration into the community.