Category: Lessons and Tips

 

10 Essential Items for House Sitting

At Least For Us! Just like most travelers, we bring all our personal stuff. But with house sitting we’re not exactly traveling, and not exactly home. Here are some of the things we bring with us because of the unique demands of our new lifestyle. The list is in order of importance to us, first …

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Tips for Successful House Sitting

  We have learned a lot during our first four months of house-sitting, having completed 13 house sits. There are some things it would have helped us to know earlier. These are a few things that stuck out to us; maybe they will be helpful to others as well.  1) Find out everything you can about …

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House Sitting – The Arrangements

Hello and Goodbye! It seems to us that the key to house sitting successfully is working well with homeowners. It’s funny, though, we don’t spend much time with the owners, of course, as they’re gone. A few emails, usually a phone conversation, maybe FaceTime or Skype and, where possible an hour or so on a home visit. …

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One Sits Here, One Sits There

Two at a Time! Remember the childhood game of Tag? Base huggers would stay close to base avoiding the tag. More adventurous players would strike out for some distant hiding place imagining that whoever was ‘it’ would find someone a little closer to tag. Full-time house sitting means you never have a base. A temporary …

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How Much Do You Charge? What!

Do We Leave a Bill? We started house sitting as a means to an end. We have no home of our own and need somewhere to live, and house sitting fills the bill, so to speak. But we don’t leave a bill for our services nor do we pay a bill for living in a …

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