Winter House Sitting: Are You Prepared for These Key Situations?
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Winter House Sitting: Are You Prepared for These Key Situations?

by Craig Sutton  •  February 03, 2017
During the winter, people frequently travel south to get away from cold weather. Whether people are taking a vacation, visiting family over the holidays or snowbirds are heading south for the winter, house sitters can be extremely useful. Winter presents a number of unique situations and challenges for house sitters; you need to be ready and willing to deal with these situations as part of the job. We’ve put together a list of common things to be prepared for when house sitting during th...
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How to Deal with Mice, Pests & Other Wildlife While House Sitting
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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
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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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7 Things You Need to Know About Every House Sitting Job
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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 Qualities of Superb House Sitters
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5 Qualities of Superb House Sitters

by Craig Sutton  •  May 13, 2016
You’re on vacation. You’re anxiously watching the news for information about the storm that you missed back home. As you listen to the report of strong winds, the televisions shows several damaged houses, and trees that have fallen. You panic. You wonder how your home is. You wonder if the house sitter is okay. Your mind races, you scramble to your phone. The phone rings… and rings… and your house sitter answers. Fortunately, you have a great house sitter and they took the necessary...
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