At T-N-T Moving Systems, we are in the business of helping clients move into their new home. Moving to a new neighborhood can be very exciting, but not without its challenges. Charlotte has many great neighborhoods from which to choose. However, meeting your new neighbors in this day and age can be a challenge. With our busy schedules and all the technologies available to us, sometimes we forget to reach out and form friendships with our neighbors.
A friendship with your neighbor can make your new house feel like a home. Todd Koepke, co-owner of T-N-T says, “When we moved down here from New York, we felt very welcomed by the Charlotte community.” Halloween is the perfect holiday to get out there and explore your new hood, even if you lived in your home for a while. Here are some Halloween Etiquette tips to foster great relationships with your new neighbors.
- Decorate. Halloween decorations range from the simple jack-o-lantern to the extravagant haunted yards. A few decorations on your front porch can go a long way. Get a feel for the neighborhood and take cues from your neighbors. You don’t want to upset your neighbors on the first Halloween in the hood. A pumpkin or a Halloween wreath can let your neighbors know that you are welcoming to trick-or-treaters. If you are someone who loves to go big for Halloween, give your immediate neighbors a heads up. You can even go as far as letting the neighborhood kids help you decorate.
- Go Trick or treating. If you have small kids, take them out and about on Halloween night. This is a great way to meet neighbors, especially if you are shy. Be sure to dress your kids up in costumes because nothing is more annoying than kids in plain clothes asking strangers for candy. You can even dress up, too. Be a kid again. Visit homes that are decorated or well-lit. If someone is not participating, they usually leave their lights off. Be sure to introduce yourself and shake your new neighbors’ hands.
- Pass out candy. If you don’t have kids or your kids are too old to go trick-or-treating, you can still participate in the festivities. Make sure you leave your porch light on to indicate that you welcome trick-or-treaters. If you want to be the neighborhood hero, consider passing out full-size candy bars. Be sure to have enough candy for the whole night. If you buy too much, you can always take it to the office the next day to share with co-workers.
Halloween is a fun holiday, but not everyone enjoys participating in it. If you choose not to celebrate Halloween, consider keeping your porch light off or head out for the evening to avoid trick-or-treaters.
At T-N-T Moving Systems, we love helping our clients get settled into their new homes. We offer local and long distance moving systems including packing services. We also offer storage facilities on our property for all your Halloween decorations. Call us at 704-523-1455 for a free quote or visit our website at Google Author.
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