As children’s TV entertainer Fred Rogers used to sing: “It’s a beautiful day in this neighbourhood, a beautiful day for a neighbour. Would you be mine?” Moving into a new community can be scary. One way to integrate yourself with unfamiliar surroundings is get to know your neighbours once your house movers arrive. Use our tips to get to know your neighbours and build the kind of community that would make Mr. Rogers proud.
Getting to know your new neighbours supports that old expression, “there’s safety in numbers.” Being part of a community means looking out for one another. This is especially important in making your neighbourhood a safe and desirable place to live.
Whether moving from one Kelowna neighbourhood to another, or using long distance movers across Canada, making a connection with your new neighbours allows you to get to know your community better. Establishing a neighbourly relationship can provide:
Build a friendly community relationship and keep the peace with your neighbours by:
We’ve all had to endure that one neighbour… You know the one who loves to speak loudly so the whole block can hear. And while that person has some value —how else are you going to know who is moving into the Jennings’ old place— it’s important to set some boundaries. The best way to handle your nosy neighbour is by being polite and friendly, and taking control of all interactions. Ask for practical advice or offer help. By solving problems, instead of creating them, you’ll soon find that your neighbourly interactions become more favourable.
Do you often move to new neighbourhoods? Read Life on the Move: Moving Tips for Frequent Movers and contact Bekins moving company in Kelowna for all your moving and storage needs.
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