Did you just move into a new neighborhood? Are you planning on moving long distance? As the new neighbor, there are some things that you should do to let your other neighbors know who you are, what you are all about, and to make the transition from your old home to your new home simpler. Take a look at these new neighbor etiquette tips!
1. Say hello! Typically, the people that have lived in a neighborhood for a long time will approach new neighbors first, but that’s not always the case – and it doesn’t have to be the case either. It’s perfectly okay for you to knock on doors and introduce yourself first! Get out there and say hello to your neighbors!
2. Host a housewarming party. Once you’ve cleared away all of the boxes, invite your neighbors to a nice and cozy housewarming party. You don’t have to break the bank, and you can make it really casual. You can also ask people to bring food.
3. Show your interests. Are you interested in getting involved in neighborhood activities? Let the people that attend your housewarming know that you’re interested. This way, you can establish how much you want to do, and if you want to get involved at all.
4. Show your limits. Not interested in becoming part of the neighborhood book club or learning to sew? Let your neighbors know what you don’t want to do during your housewarming party too.
5. Show off your skills. Are you a great cook or baker? Make your best dish, and serve it to your guests – they’ll love what you’ve done, and you’ll look like a star. Play the guitar or piano? Show off those skills too!
Keep In Mind
Getting to know your neighbors is exactly that – getting to know the people around you. Don’t be afraid to let them know who you really are, what you can do, and how you operate. It can be hard, at first, to get up the courage to invite people to a housewarming party, but it’s a really great idea in the end – and you can always just slip invites underneath doors if you are too shy to knock!
Eventually, your neighbors will know who you are and what makes you tick, so why not show them right away? Get out there and introduce yourself, host a party, and have some fun. But, first you’ll need to move and unpack, right? Exodus Moving and Storage can help you there – even if you are moving long distance.
If you haven’t made it to Fort Collins or Denver yet, but you need to get here, Exodus Moving and Storage can help you out. We offer full-service moving services including packing, moving, and unpacking assistance. We also have large storage spaces in both Denver and Fort Collins, so you can store anything that you can’t move into your new home. We can do it all when it comes to moving, but you’ll have to start greeting your new neighbors – we can’t do that for you!
Moving to a new place means making new friends, creating new opportunities, and getting to know a whole bunch of new people – what could be more exciting? Even though some of these values are somewhat old-fashioned, that’s what Colorado etiquette is all about. If a neighbor does approach you with an invitation or a welcome gift, make sure to return the favor too. You may find all of these things somewhat strange if you’ve moving to Colorado from a big East Coast city, but you’ll love the friendliness that comes with living in Fort Collins or Denver.
If you need moving help, call Exodus Moving and Storage today for rates. We’re also happy to provide free estimates, and to answer any questions that you may have. Give us a call (and make sure to invite us to your housewarming!)