How to Adapt to a New Environment When Moving
With all the stress of picking from different moving companies and then moving house, adapting to your new home environment can take some time. Often deciding which of the moving companies you are going to choose can be one of the most stressful parts. So one of the best ways to help make yourself more at home is by introducing yourself to the surrounding neighbours. There are many good ways to go about this, but it often depends on the person and the kind of place you are moving to. You might be a ‘people’ person, and find meeting others both easy and natural, but you might also be of a quieter nature and are happier to keep to yourself. Well, here in EC2, whether you like making friends or keeping to yourself, it’s important to at least get in touch with the people living close to you.
This could be done by slipping a card under the door or in the mailbox, or if you’re really keen you could invite them over for dinner and a few drinks. By organising something like a causal and quick ‘come around’ will enable you to break the first contact barrier with your neighbours but also not get to friendly if that is what you prefer. You could even discuss which of the moving companies you had chosen, your neighbours would have had to choose from a variety of moving companies also, so it would make sense that they might have an opinion or relate. Perhaps they also found the process of picking from different EC2 removal companies as stressful as you did. If you have plans to make a lot of changes to your EC2 property then speaking to your neighbours regarding this is an excellent way to let them ‘in the loop’ and perhaps suggest there might be some extra noise, mess and debris in the coming weeks.
But also suggest that this is only a temporary issue, and is not something for them to be concerned about. In doing so you are demonstrating great consideration to your new neighbours and keeping them on good terms with your plans, and giving them fair warning. Following this you could show your neighbours your new plans for your home in EC2, informing them of any details that might be useful. All of this suggests to your new neighbourhood that you are friendly and interested in becoming apart for of the EC2 community. If you have the resources and the backyard space available, once all your renovations and changes are completed you could hold an outdoor party in your garden to celebrate. This does not have to be a grand occasion with months of planning. It just needs to be simple and comfortable, to let people see what your intentions are; wanting to be a part of the EC2 community and relax into your new neighbourhood.
Sometimes when people have been living in a community for a long time, such as in EC2, they can be cautious of newcomers. It is in your interest to set them at ease about your moving nearby. To let them know that all the hard work you have put into your home is a testament to how much you want to settle and that these improvements on your home are as much a benefit to the community as it is to you. To is good to keep in mind that often neighbours can be as intimidated by meeting the new people in the neighbourhood as you might be about meeting them. So the process of picking from different EC2 moving companies, moving and then settling in can be made easier from small things like this to consider.