Category Archives: "House-Sit"

5 Sep, 2022

First housesitting experience – Things I learned

Dominic recently joined HouseSit Match our housesitting and petsitting network. He was looking for a change of scene and having just purchased a new home he was on a tight budget. So housesitting appealed to him. In this article Dominic has shared some details of his first housesitting experience. There are some useful tips here […]

23 Aug, 2022

How to manage pet illness on a housesit

Through Lamia Walker, the owner and passionate founder of HouseSitMatch, we happily accepted a pet sitting assignment from a pet owner in Budapest, Hungary. This is the story of how we were faced with a difficult situation. How to manage pet illness on a housesit. Read on to learn how we found a way to […]

15 Sep, 2021

Free house sitting websites or free housesitters – Which is best?

If you find the use of a petsitting and housesitting website a fab addition to your holiday planning read on. It is likely you take holidays, and perhaps have pets and maybe you even have a second home. You will likely ask these trusted house sitters and petsitters to care for your property and pets […]

what is a housesit
24 Aug, 2021

What is a housesit? Read on to learn more

A housesit is an arrangement between two parties, homeowner and housesitter. The arrangement is usually made to ensure the home and also perhaps pets, of one, are cared for by the other. At Housesit Match we facilitate the housesitting arrangements between two such parties. We operate through the internet and so we can connect people […]

what a house sitter does
22 Aug, 2021

What a house sitter does – Top 10 responsibilities

Whether you are looking into becoming a housesitter or you are a home owner looking to find one read on. In this blog we at Housesit Match have prepared a list of the top 10 responsibilities for  a house sitter.  Ever since we started working in this business we have been talking to both homeowners […]

housesit hangout
22 Jun, 2021

What is a Housesit Hangout?

As a member or follower of Housesitmatch.com you may already have heard of our Housesit Hangouts. Perhaps you have even taken part in an online hangout. Lamia Walker our founder hosts interviews with people who have a passion and curiosity about housesitting.  Read on to learn more about how we communicate with our members and […]

house-sitters hate
17 May, 2021

Beware – house-sitters hate these 10 things…

If you are a first time homeowner and you are preparing to welcome sitters into your home, take note. Here are the top 10 things that house-sitters hate, or find difficult to deal with. Take head – to build a good relationship with your sitters for your benefit and that of your home and pets […]

pet sit
19 Mar, 2020

Top Tips – Before you take on a pet sitter or a housesitter

When a pet owner needs to travel away from home it is always a worry if you need to find new pet care, whether that pet sitter is a paid service or found on a house and petsitting service like HouseSitMatch. Before you go ahead and choose your pet sitter check out our blog on […]

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 […]