Why Hire a House Sitter

June 11, 2015

If you're planning on taking a vacation this year, and especially if it's a long one, you may be thinking of hiring a house sitter. Perhaps you have pets and you don’t want to leave them at a kennel for a long period, or you just want to come back to your house exactly the way you left it. A reliable house sitter can give you the peace of mind you need to fully enjoy your time away from home.

Read on for more of our ideas as to why hiring a house sitter is the way to go.

1) Security

Home burglaries are more common than you think, and you’re most vulnerable when you’re away from home for an extended period. A house sitter can deter intruders by simply being there and making the home look lived in.

2) Upkeep

Pets, pools, gardens, and plants all need to be maintained even while you’re away. Time doesn’t stop just because youre on a holiday so having someone to make sure this is taken care of really takes the stress off of your shoulders.

3) Pet Care

It goes without saying that pets are much happier in their own homes rather than in unfamiliar environments. A house sitter who can take care of your pets is the perfect solution for both your furry family members and your home!

4) Monitoring

Visitors and mail might arrive to your door so its important to have someone take care of that as well.

5) Communication

In case something happens like a pipe bursting or a change in your pet’s health, it’s good to have someone communicate these changes to you in real time. Regular updates can be done over email, text messages or the phone.

Sharing your House Sitter with Other Households

If you do not require a full time house sitter / pet sitter, you can consider splitting the cost with another family. For example, sharing a nanny is a common practice among parents. If you have friends who will be on vacation, or require child care, at the same time that you need your house taken care of, then this option might be perfect for you!