You are now three weeks in to your new lease and probably finally feeling settled in your new apartment. You have probably seen your neighbors in the hallways or when you are exiting or entering your apartment building and just greeted them with a quick nod. However, now that you feel more comfortable it is time to possibly build some friendly relationships with the people that share your building, mail room, and maybe even laundry basement. Here are a few pointers for meeting new neighbors!
- Remember to smile
- Don’t be afraid of small talk–while exiting or entering the building, in the laundry room, or in the elevator or on the stairs
- If there is one, join your building’s committee–you’ll definitely meet people and feel as if you have a say in the community and also be able to discuss common issues (such as issues with the landlord, etc.)
- If you’re feeling bold, plan a building party—invite everyone!
You never know—after making these connections you could make a new friend, or even find a new roommate for next year!!