How to Deal with Mice, Pests & Other Wildlife While House Sitting
House Sitting Job Tips

How to Deal with Mice, Pests & Other Wildlife While House Sitting

by Amber Kingsley  •  October 29, 2016
When your house sitting, often you don’t know if the homeowner has a pest free home, both indoors in out. While it’s your job to protect their home and valuables, sometimes even watch out for their pets, what if wildlife or other pests are a problem? Depending on the location, even some suburban areas can back up to places where some types of wildlife are present. Here are a few tips on how you can keep critters away from you and the home you are watching while you’re house sitting.
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What House Sitters Should Do If the Home Alarm Goes Off
House Sitting Job Tips

What House Sitters Should Do If the Home Alarm Goes Off

by Craig Sutton  •  October 28, 2016
When you're house sitting things don’t always go as planned. And, sometimes, things happen even with your best effort to prevent them. One that can be the bane of your existence as a house sitter is the house alarm. They all seem to be different, have different rules, and depending on the home, may have a number of different codes to enter. Even if you have all the information you need, they can still be finicky and seemingly have a mind of their own.
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Why Hire a Professional House Sitter over a Family Member?
Homeowner Tips

Why Hire a Professional House Sitter over a Family Member?

by Craig Sutton  •  October 25, 2016
While many people often turn to family members to watch their home while they are away, more people, especially frequent travelers, are using professional house sitters to care for their home. This begs the question – Should you get a family member to watch your home or hire a professional house sitter? We’ll address this question by comparing these two house sitting options.
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7 Things You Need to Know About Every House Sitting Job
House Sitting Job Tips

7 Things You Need to Know About Every House Sitting Job

by Craig Sutton  •  September 28, 2016
Being a house sitter is something that you need to take seriously. People are trusting you with their homes, the personal items within, and even with their furry members of the family. While the job seems to be simple enough, it’s not something you can afford to take lightly, or you’ll have a tough time finding gigs in the future. For this reason alone, you need to equip yourself with the following “must know” pieces of information before homeowners hand over their keys to you.
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5 Things to Remember to do Before Vacationing
Homeowner Tips

5 Things to Remember to do Before Vacationing

by Martha Scully  •  September 12, 2016
So, you’re going on vacation, headed for the warm, sandy beach – how exciting! But how will you ensure your home is safe and free from damage while you’re away? There’s a lot to think about and while you won’t be able to control everything, here are a few tips to help bring some peace of mind and let you enjoy your vacation
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6 Unusual & Important Questions To Ask A Potential Pet Sitter
Pet Sitters

6 Unusual & Important Questions To Ask A Potential Pet Sitter

by Amber Kingsley  •  July 21, 2016
Hiring a pet sitter is a highly personal experience and when you add your beloved four-legged friend into the picture, things get a little more complicated. While you could ask some obvious questions, like how much experience they have, offer a list of reference, see if they’re licensed, bonded and insured, there’s also some other more personal queries you may have. Take a look at these 6 important and unusual questions you should ask a qualified pet sitter before considering hiring t...
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