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How to Make Friends with Your Neighbors

Having your neighbors as friends is a great way to ensure help moving furniture or finding a babysitter.


  • Step 1: Host a party Host a housewarming party. Invite your neighbors, family, and friends for a friendly get-together.
  • TIP: Ask guests to bring a dish. Potluck dinners make everyone feel more connected to the party.
  • Step 2: Hold a garage sale Initiate a neighborhood garage sale. Being an organizer provides an excuse to talk to neighbors.
  • Step 3: Create a neighborhood watch Organize a neighborhood watch. If one is already in place, get involved.
  • TIP: In addition to being a great way to meet your neighbors, a neighborhood watch helps to create a safer environment for all of you.
  • Step 4: Spark up a conversation Spark up a conversation. Ask about the schools, where to find the tastiest burger, or for a cup of sugar. Invite them over for coffee or a glass of wine.
  • Step 5: Organize a block party Organize a block party.
  • Step 6: Help Help your neighbor by carrying groceries, mowing the lawn, or plowing the snow. Helping each other is a great way to break the ice and put a smile on their face.
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You Will Need

  • Organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm

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