Many of us hardly ever speak to our neighbours, but for those who’ve made the effort, saying goodbye can be hard. You might be moving on to a fresh start, but there’s no need to leave on a sour note. Say goodbye in the right way and you could keep those neighbours as friends for life.
Throw a party
A party or BBQ is the perfect way to say goodbye to all your favourite neighbours in one easy move. You could invite the people moving in when you go, giving you the chance to introduce them to everyone. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could even invite your new neighbours (if you’re moving locally) and get your old neighbours to talk you up!
Give them a gift
Moving is the perfect time to declutter, so why not get together any items you no longer want and see if your neighbours might like any of them? You’ll be doing each other a favour and it’ll be the perfect way for your old neighbours to remember you for years to come.
Of course, if you’ve got loads of stuff to get rid of, you could see if your neighbours want to get together and organise a joint garage sale. This can be a really fun bonding experience, plus freeing up some space and making you all a bit of money (which you could always donate to charity).
Bake them a cake
Baking (or any other kind of cooking) is a great way to show that you care. It’s also a handy opportunity to use up all the old ingredients in your cupboards that you don’t want to haul to your new place!
Be a gracious mover
Of course, one of the best ways to ensure a happy and harmonious farewell is to make sure you cause your old neighbours the least disruption possible. Try to keep your move to between 9am and 5pm. If parking for the removal van might be an issue, give your neighbours plenty of notice and, if you might end up blocking someone’s drive, always ask permission. Finally, make sure you don’t leave loads of rubbish piled up outside of the house when you leave as that’s a sure-fire way to upset people!
For a stress-free move for you and your neighbours (both old and new) hiring a professional removal company is a must. Intransit have 15 years of experience helping people move in a professional and respectful way, so for a quote or more information call us on 01225 759200.