Life is full of inevitabilities. Among the many things we encounter as we walk this earth, outgrowing our homes is perhaps one of the most difficult to experience. We can exert effort to make things work, only to realize that we need to once again go through the process of carving out a new home.
There are people who are fortunate enough to find it in their current communities, while others have to relocate to another location, such as Daybreak, Utah. Even when we find the perfect place among the many homes for sale, there’s still work to be done.
The moving process is one of them, while finding the best ways to integrate ourselves into our new communities is another.
Fresh starts can be nerve wracking, if not entirely overwhelming, even as adults. There are so many things to familiarize ourselves with. The newly purchased house, the location and the foreign faces that live around the area.
Taking the initiative may not be for everyone, but it is the first step to forging relationships in our new neighborhoods — something that can do wonders for our future selves.
Knock On A Door
The most common and easiest way of meeting our neighbors is by approaching the ones closest to our property. A simple knock (or a ring on the doorbell) can literally open doors to opportunities. To spice up a simple introduction, bringing freshly baked treats has been a tried-and-tested method. However, it’s good to take note of common food allergies, like peanuts or gluten.
Throw A Housewarming Party
The previous method can be time-consuming and difficult to accomplish, given the tight schedules we have. Fortunately, there’s an alternative that allows us to finish all introductions in one afternoon or evening: a housewarming party.
Though it requires extra effort due to the need for food and refreshments, it does give us the opportunity to mingle with most, if not all, of our neighbors. It’s important to note that when planning parties, it’s good to set them on days when adults are usually free, such as weekends or holidays.
Be A Good Neighbor
Stay Conscious Of Noise Pollution
We aren’t mimes or mice, so we can’t always stay silent. Still, being a good neighbor — or just a decent person — means respecting time and schedules. Noise of any kind should be kept to a minimum deep into the night and early morning. This allows for proper sleep, especially on weeknights. This entails no car honking, along with hosting large and/or loud parties as much as you can.
Provide Outdoor Upkeep
The worth of every home in a neighborhood is in the hands of every household in the location, since community is one factor in house-hunting that affects price. As people aspiring to be good neighbors, we have a responsibility to maintain both the interior and exterior of our homes.
Regularly checking the walls, roofs and fixtures is the first step. Those of us who have front yards should keep the grass kempt. We can also go the extra mile and plant a flower garden to beautify the surroundings.
Our time isn’t always something that we can offer, and no one expects us to always be available. But the rare times that we are, we should make it a point to lend a hand to our neighbors in need. Doing so helps strengthen any acquaintanceship or friendship we have already forged.