1. Surprise Decorate Their House For The Upcoming Holiday: Putting up lights for Christmas or flags for the Fourth of July? Totally a hassle, so they'll really appreciate that you took the time to make sure their place was in tip top shape for Arbor Day, Easter, Valentine's day--whatever.2. Invite Them Over for Shots Sometime: Nothing says fast friends like a little Jim, Jack, Johnnie, or José. 3. Tell Them: A lot about the people who used to live there before them. Like, a lot. 4. Generously Give Your New Neighbors Free Tickets: To the ongoing heavy metal concert series you host in your garage on Tuesday nights at 11p.m. 5. Ask Them if They Have a DVR: Because you don't. 6. Offer to Help With Their Laundry: Make sure to let them know, "the dirtier, the better." 7. Remind Them: How much longer you've lived there before them and how you're in with the trolling neighborhood hooligans, in case they ever need your help. 8. Ask Them: For their wifi password. They'll definitely appreciate how forthcoming you are when it comes to sharing internet access. 9. Offer to Re-Paint Their Shutters: The current black is ok, but you know their home would look even better with a fresh coat of pea green. Do you have any tips for making friends with your new neighbor? Let us know in the comments! Photograph: Graciela Rutkowski Interiors via DecorPad
Making nice with the neighbors can be a daunting task, but is truly essential for harmonious living. After all, a friendly relationship with your neighbor comes in handy when you want someone to keep an eye on things when you're out of town, or simply need to borrow a weed wacker. The below tips are tried and true ways to ensure you and your new neighbors will be besties in no time.