Monday January 31, 2022
Moving can be a very exciting time in one’s life but also a very stressful one considering all the changes happening at once. Adding to that stress is the experience of meeting your new neighbors and the potential awkwardness that may ensue. First impressions are everything, and you definitely do not want to get off on the wrong foot because how you introduce yourself is crucial to determining your relationship with your new neighbors. Making the right first impression may also mean getting invites to special community events, and your relationship with a neighbor could also grow into a long-lasting friendship.
Below are some great tips to consider!
Making the first move by introducing yourself to your new neighbors can make them feel more comfortable because they’ll be less stressed about whether or not they should introduce themselves to you. When you do so, make sure it’s a time you don’t think they’d be busy. Avoid making your introduction at dinner, early in the mornings, or right after people typically get off work. Introducing yourself on a weekend afternoon makes the most sense. They’ll notice that you took the initiative and appreciate it. It’ll also make you seem friendly and approachable if you’re the one extending a greeting.
When you do introduce yourself to your new neighbors, consider doing so with a kind gesture like a gift of flowers, candles, or baked goods. Granted, it is an older tradition, and today it’s not uncommon for people to move into a neighborhood without being noticed, but it’s still nice to do and it’ll leave a lasting, positive impression on your new neighbors. They may even return the favor!
When introducing yourself, you’ll want to ask about any upcoming community events. This will make you seem invested in the community but going to these events will give you more opportunities to meet new people that make the area truly feel like home.
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