3 of the Best Reasons to Hire a House Sitter

3 of the Best Reasons to Hire a House Sitter

by Rachel Abitan

When you go on vacation, the last thing you want to be worrying about is what’s happening back at home. But more often than not, people find their minds drifting towards their house and all the things that could be going wrong with it while their away. We just can’t help it. It’s human nature to worry and come up with a plethora of “what if” scenarios in our heads that keep us up at night.


But if you ask us, that’s no way to enjoy your much-needed vacation. This is why hiring a house sitter can be incredibly beneficial for both your sanity and your home. Not only do house sitters provide you with peace of mind, but they can also lessen the workload while you're away. Don’t believe us? You’ll see!


No Work Required


Whether you’re going on a nice, long vacation or only leaving for a few days, there are a lot of tasks in your home that requires weekly — or even daily — upkeep. Tasks like watering plants, mowing the lawn, dusting, vacuuming — the list goes on. And the whole time you’re away, you’re probably thinking “I’m going to have to go back home and do all that. Great.” But not if you hire a house sitter!


A huge benefit to hiring someone to take care of your home while you’re away is having someone to take care of the dirty details so you don’t have to. By bringing someone into your home while you’re gone, you can get them to do all sorts of tasks to help keep your home at its best.


All of those things that you dread coming home to become much more manageable when they’ve been kept up in your absence. It helps to know that someone can do this for you so you’re not left with the responsibility of reviving (or throwing away) your unwatered plants, dealing with a big build-up of dust, or having to start up the lawn mower the second you return.


Pet Protection


What do you do with your pet while you're away? That’s one more thing to add to your list of worries. Leaving your pet at a kennel can be stressful as it’s a big adjustment for a pet, and the overcrowding that often comes with kennels might not be suitable for your pet.


Though you could always opt to take your pet with you, leaving your pet in its own safe and comfortable environment is often the best bet. And that’s also where a house sitter can come in handy.


Not only does a house sitter provide care for your home, but it can also provide your pets with stimulation, companionship, exercise — and of course — its daily meals. Having a house sitter around means your pets, whether feathered, furred, scaled, or other, are taken care of in the comfort of their own home. It also ensures that you don’t have to spend time wondering what they’re up to while you're away.


Security Blanket


Home security is another huge factor to keep in mind when it comes to hiring a house sitter for your time away. When you leave for an extended period of time, people tend to take notice. Your lights aren’t on at night, the car is gone from the driveway, your grass hasn’t been cut. Though it’s terrifying to think of, this is the time when your home is most vulnerable.


But if you have someone staying in your home, it looks to everyone around you that it’s business as usual. Porch lights are always on until bedtime, housework gets done, and there are people coming and going from your property at regular intervals.


Simply knowing that when you’re away that there’s someone trustworthy looking after your home can take away a lot of stress and allow you to focus on your trip without the extra worry of a home invasion.


Conclusion


Whether you’re going a short vacation or an extended getaway, a house sitter is there for all your needs. Reduce your worry and bring someone in who is dedicated to providing your home with the best care possible. Let the worries about cleaning, your pet, and your home’s security fade away so you can enjoy your time away like you’re supposed to.