Category Archives: "General"

background checks
1 Sep, 2021

Choose a sitter with background checks or run a check yourself?

Every home and petowner who needs a housesitter and petsitter asks themselves this question? What does the background check reveal? If the sitter doesn’t have an up to date police check to share what do you do? If you have used a housesitting website like Housesit Match to find your house sitter, it is likely […]

buying a safe
1 Sep, 2021

Buying a safe for home? Here’s what to avoid

  When you are settled in your home and you are thinking security you may consider buying a safe for home. A heavy home based safe can protect all your valuables if it only gives access to anyone who has the combination code for the lock. Many homeowners today consider this option and sometimes they […]

are all orange cats male
30 Aug, 2021

Are all orange cats male? Things to consider

Many of our housesitters and petsitters send us photos for our funny pet photo competitions. In addition we get all kinds of ginger cat descriptions and names from our pet owners when they post petsitting assignments. So it was no surprise when at Housesit Match we realised that a lot of the orange cats featured […]

remodelling a home
30 Aug, 2021

Important when remodelling a home: The right contractor

From time to time as a homeowner you may dream of remodelling a home. Whether it is your main residence or a holiday bolt hole, that project can seem exciting and a real opportunity. It is essential, however, to choose the right contractor before you start any such project. Here are some top tips to […]

home electronics
30 Aug, 2021

Home electronics maintenance – Why this is important

Almost every homeowner today has some type of home electronics installed in their home. Whether you have an air conditioning system or a heating system that has a timer, or a burglar alarm system you have such machines. Maintaining your home electronics is vital to ensure full functionality and a long life for the equipment. […]

stress free renovation project
29 Aug, 2021

Stress free renovation project – 8 Top Tips

Whenever a homeowner decides to embark on a home expansion or renovation you can guarantee that timelines and budgets shift. It is hard to foresee exactly how the project will unfold. It can be a stressful and challenging time for you and the whole family especially if you live in the home property while renovations […]

dogsitters near me
27 Aug, 2021

Dogsitters near me – Is this what you need?

Every dog owner needs dogsitters at some point in their pet ownership lifetime. Your search may start your picture of the ideal petsitter or indeed a feeling you get when you meet and talk to the dog minder. And you might first look up full time professional petsitters who live in your locality. Or consider […]

live in dogsitter
26 Aug, 2021

What is a live in dogsitter? Find out more

At HousesitMatch we truly believe that to have a live in petsitter and housesitter is a great arrangement. The sitter moves in to your home, by arrangement, and they stay while you are away to look after your pets and your property for free! So when people ask us what is a live in dogsitter, […]

housesitting inspain
26 Aug, 2021

Travelling and housesitting in Spain – Here’s what I love

From time to time we invite one of our housesitters to offer a blog about their experience of housesitting and travel. Tiera St Claire has been a housesitter with Housesitmatch for a few years how and always seems to deliver a wonderful blog enriched by her love of the location. In this article there is […]