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home secure
15 Feb, 2020

Keeping Your Home Secure While on Vacation – Helpful Hints

As a homeowner when planning a short holiday or long vacation you need to plan care for your property and pets. Keeping your home secure and your pets happy and safe is always a priority as in many of our lives they count among our most precious possessions. While many of us are happy to […]

preparing for housesitters
14 Feb, 2020

Prepare for Housesitters – Ways to Declutter Your House

When you have committed to having pet sitters or housesitters to stay in your home to care for your pets and property when you are away, it is good to declutter your home as a way to prepare for housesitters. The main rooms that get busy with home traffic should be cleaned and tidied, and […]

13 Feb, 2020

Modern Day Home Security for Peace of Mind Travelling

Maintaining security in your home is more important today than it has ever been. Modern day home security has so many advantages for the homeowner with the rapid evolution of tech, the Internet of Things and programmable security applications and locks for your home that you control in your home and remotely. Read this blog […]

selling an inherited house
13 Feb, 2020

Top Tips on Selling an Inherited House

If you are lucky enough to inherit a house from a relative or friend it can often create challenges as well as opportunities. If this makes you a first time homeowner though perhaps not yet ready to move into the property, then consider finding housesitters through HouseSitMatch or a similar housesitting network. Housesitters are free […]

Housesitter cleaning
12 Feb, 2020

Top 7 Housesitter Cleaning Tips for Easy Clean Up

Most homeowners and pet owners organise themselves to keep a clean and tidy home, whether they have help of do it themselves.  We can always learn more about how to do both the deep cleaning or the easy clean up with greater efficiency and who better to learn from than full time housesitters and petsitters […]

Dog car safety
11 Feb, 2020

Dog Car Safety: Things NOT To Do

Whether we are dog owners or petsitters caring for dogs on a HousesitMatch assignment, it is important to be mindful of dog car safety for the well being of our canine pets. Naturally, your practice  will vary depending on the pet’s size, age and character. However, there are some essential guidelines that are important to […]

care of the fish
24 Jan, 2020

Top Tips for Taking Good Care of the Fish

Care of the fish in any home is a much overlooked theme, but all the more important for it.  As a housesitting platform at HouseSitMatch we occasionally get asked by housesitters if there are guidelines for the good care of the fish in a housesitting assignment.  Homeowners are usually pretty good at preparing guidelines and […]