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Won’t You Be My Neighbour? House Mover Tips on Warming up to a New Neighbourhood

Help an elderly neighbour by doing their shopping.

Help an elderly neighbour by doing their shopping.

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.


Why Getting to Know Your Neighbours is a Good Idea

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:

  • Added home security
  • A social network
  • Shared resources
  • Emergency contact
  • Emotional support


Ways to Get to Know Your Neighbours Better

Build a friendly community relationship and keep the peace with your neighbours by:

  • Introducing yourself and your kids to other families on the block
  • Offering help, such as shovelling snow or shopping for an elderly neighbour
  • Letting your neighbours know when you are hosting a party or event where noise and parking may affect them
  • Performing maintenance and yard work duties such as mending shared fences or trimming hedges
  • Asking questions about local amenities, restaurants, parks, etc.
  • Sharing gardening tips
  • Delivering baked goods
  • Hosting a block party or yard sale


Don’t Be a Nosy Parker, Be a Good Neighbour

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.

 Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage has the brains, muscle and know-how to get you from A to Z for local, regional, cross-province, and long-distance moves in Canada. Our team of professional Kelowna movers also offer piano, hot tub, pool table, safe, and other specialty moving services.

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