When new people move into the neighbourhood, take the initiative to welcome them warmly and work to build a good rapport with them. Remember: every friend was once a stranger. Here are our favourite ways to welcome new folks to the neighbourhood.
Bring Over a Sweet Treat
What better way to welcome your new neighbour to the neighbourhood than bringing them a home made sweet treat? Consumable gifts are always rewarding for the recipient and the baker, and you don’t risk giving your neighbour something they don’t like that they have to keep forever!
However, it’s always important to consider allergies and dietary preferences when you’re giving something edible. Luckily, The Bermudian has a huge selection of healthy recipes for you to choose from! Take a look at our vegan chocolate chip cookies for a classic favourite without animal products, or for the young couple without kids, why not try out our boozy banana bread recipe? For something distinctly Bermudian, try your hand at loquat chutney.
Host a BBQ or Block Party
Depending on the community culture of your neighbourhood, you could host a BBQ or block party to welcome newcomers to your cul-de-sac. A nice social gathering with food, drink and fun is sure to make your new neighbour feel included. What’s more, getting to know your neighbour now will serve you better in the future since you may be able to rely on them to be trustworthy and dependable if you ever need help with your house. Take a look at The Bermudian’s recipe section for your own party inspiration.
Offer to Share Tools
If your neighbour has just moved in, they might not have everything they need yet to maintain their home. One of the most helpful things you can do is offer to let them borrow specialist equipment they might need, like power tools or a lawnmower.
Your neighbour will appreciate the favour, and they might have some tools you don’t, which you can share in the future.
Share Neighbourhood Watch Information
If your neighbourhood has a neighbourhood watch program, be sure to let your new neighbours know so that they can feel safe and involved. If you don’t have one yet, consider starting one with the support of your other neighbours.
Pave and Save with a Neighbour
Be a good neighbour by beautifying your driveway and amping up the curb appeal in your community with the East End Asphalt Neighbourhood Discount Programme. Save 15% anytime you and your neighbours use East End Asphalt. Neighbours that pave together, save together.
Be a good neighbour, beautify your driveway and amp up the curb appeal in your community with the East End Asphalt Neighbourhood Discount Programme. Save 15% anytime you and your neighbours use East End Asphalt. Neighbours that pave together, save together.
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