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4 ways to break the ice with your neighbour

Updated: Feb 13, 2023

Breaking the ice with your neighbours is never an easy task, whether you've just moved into a new neighbourhood, noticed a few moving vans on your block, or suddenly realised you don't really know anyone in your community. Allowing it to happen "naturally" often results in nothing happening for weeks, if not months. However, going door-to-door and introducing yourself takes a lot of confidence, and who has time to write a personalised letter to each family on the block? Take the stress out of the process by following these simple steps to breaking the ice with your neighbours.


So, what are some ways to have a good relationship with your neighbours?




What better way to meet your new neighbours than with a housewarming party?




You are free to be creative with the invitation. You could start with casual events like a football viewing party, where socialisation is implied but not the goal. You should also consider any younger guests and plan events for them. This will make you appear to be a fun person to be around. Why not hold your party at extra land or private garden? Because your neighbours don't know you very well, they'll feel more at ease if the party is held outside rather than inside your home. It also works well for you. Your neighbours will recognise you and, hopefully, have spent time with you. Everyone will feel more at ease and less self-conscious. And you could still make new, deeper connections with members of your community with whom you are less familiar. It's a win-win situation. We understand that having a large number of strangers in your home will make you uncomfortable. You can have them over without having to invite them inside. Don't overdo it on the snacks and beverages. Keep something light on hands, such as coffee or soda, tea-time cake or cookies.


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You can also walk the pet regularly in the private garden.



With the exception of inclement weather, getting out with your pet can be one of the best ways to meet your new neighbours (plus, your pet will love you for it). Examine the new paths for the week. Try walking at different times. This is an excellent way to get some fresh air, clear your mind, and meet new people. If you have a pet, take them for a walk when you know there will be a lot of foot traffic in your area. Take a leisurely stroll around your neighbourhood. Chat them up when your neighbours and your dog become instant friends, which you know they will. This strategy can be implemented with or without the adorable animal. What matters most is that you are approachable. Remove your headphones, leave your Bluetooth at home, and make eye contact with passers-by to demonstrate that you are open to conversation. What this really means is to be present and approachable.



Don't wait for your neighbours to buy you flowers; instead, plant some flowers yourself and pick up a few from your garden or backyard and place them in your neighbours’ living room, hallway, and kitchen.


According to studies on the benefits of flowers, their presence reduces depression, improves memory, and increases social contact. Calla lilies represent beauty, white carnations represent loveliness, and orchards represent love and magnificence. To represent innocence, fill your vase with baby's breath. For a finishing touch, scatter a few single stems from your bouquet around the house. Your neighbours will surely love you more for being a good neighbour.


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Consider starting a Neighbourhood Watch group to make your neighbourhood safer.


If you're not sure where to begin with a neighbourhood association, we've laid out the steps to get Neighbourhood Watch started in your neighbourhood. Creating a neighbourhood calling tree could be beneficial when something goes wrong in the community, whether it's a property crime or something more sinister, such as violent crime. You could also encourage neighbours to report safety/burglary incidents on a neighbourhood safety app so that others are aware of what to look out for. These apps can alert you to specific crime occurrences, allowing you to avoid relying solely on perceived neighbourhood safety assumptions. Consider carefully which neighbourhood incidents should involve police and which can be handled by other public safety resources.


At Tunas Residensi, you will find a home that is smart, sustainable, and livable. The SMART built environment improves residents' safety and privacy while encouraging them to use shared facilities with the community. Houses at Tunas Residensi are designed to promote a healthy way of life. A healthy lifestyle environment and the close proximity of everyday conveniences, such as shopping, leisure, health, and education providers, contribute to high LIVABILITY. A positive lifestyle is also influenced by strong internal and external connections to other people and places.




Conclusion

Getting to know your neighbours can be a win-win situation. Offer yourself as a resource in the event of an emergency or assistance needed on their end; some neighbours may reciprocate the offer. Check to see if they are comfortable sharing their requirements. Are there any small children you should keep an eye out for? Do you live next to an elderly couple who stay at home but occasionally require assistance? Does your neighbour have indoor pets, and should you contact them if you see them outside? Physical activity-based get-togethers are a great way to meet your neighbours. Make plans to go for walks or play outside with your children. Maintain a safe distance between all children and traffic, and teach them safe rules for playing outside together. All these will break ice with neighbours.


Buying a house in Malaysia? At Seri Pajam, you will have the chance to meet nice neighbours that last for life, while owning a good property which you and your family can call home. Make an appointment with us and come see our showroom.



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