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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Why Hire a Professional House Sitter over a Family Member?
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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
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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 Things to Remember to do Before Vacationing
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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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