If you just bought a house, apart from decorating it the way you want, one of the main concerns you should have is to make friends with people in the neighborhood. And by that, we don’t mean just your neighbors, but also the guy selling coffee and newspapers, the local chef, your kid’s teacher, and of course a professional handyman, who will take care of any repairs inside and outside your home. However, there are also several other aspects you should take into consideration, and we listed some of them below.
1. Make sure that your house looks welcoming. One of the most important things, when you try to make a good first impression in the neighborhood, is to make sure that your house looks welcoming. To do that, you shouldn’t have a very high fence, which completely obstructs the view of your house. Of course, privacy is important, but you can get that in your backyard. When it comes to the front yard, it should look friendly and it should match the surroundings. Before deciding to make any important changes, take a look around and see if they would fit with the other houses.
2. Invite your neighbors and their kids over. An unwritten rule of politeness states that, if you are the new neighbor, you should go and introduce yourself to the others, with some cookies or another small gift, and then invite them over to your place. This is a great way of socializing with them, getting to know their life and habits, but it’s also an opportunity to find out things about the neighborhood. It’s always great to have a good relationship with your neighbors, so you can leave them a spare key when you go on vacation, or when something else happens when you’re not home.
3. Fill your garden with flowers. One of the best and also simplest ways to make your front yard more beautiful is by filling it with flowers. It doesn’t even matter what flowers or plants you choose, as long as you take care of them regularly and preserve their fresh and delicate aspect. Apart from the fact that they will give you a soothing and relaxing vibe, they will also send an important message to those on the other side of the fence: that you are a responsible and sensitive person, who appreciates beauty in all its forms, and who they can trust.
4. Make repairs on the spot. Whenever something breaks inside or outside your house, make sure you repair it on the spot, and not wait until it could cost you a fortune or until it could affect something else. If you move into the Greater Fredericksburg Area, VA, we are here to help, both literally and figuratively. The services we offer range from carpet cleaning, handyman services, maid services, and painting & staining to power washing, junk removal, window cleaning, gutter cleaning, air duct, and dryer vent cleaning.