November 22, 2014
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Tips and Hints for Introducing Yourself to the Locals
Moving to a new place is hard – there’s no way to disguise that. Unless you’re relocating to a house across the street or across town, you’re likely giving up a job and easy access to friends or family. You’ll have to start fresh; building a network of people you can depend on to loan you a cup of sugar, watch your kids for an hour or come to your barbeque in the back yard. In many cases, these people will be your neighbors. But how do you break the ice? What strategies can you use to lay the groundwork for new friendships? To help you out, we’ve listed a few ‘can’t fail’ tactics that are sure to win over the folks next door.
- Did we mention sugar?
- Kids – the Ultimate Icebreaker
- Find Some Common Ground
- Neighborhood Recon 101
- Join In
- Happy Housewarming