Category Archives: "House-Sitters"

3 May, 2022

Successful housesitting helped by good communication

Often a successful housesitting experience can rest on the quality of communication and the information provided between the homeowner and housesitter. In her latest guest blog for Housesitmatch, Kelly Hayes-Raitt outlines some tips on how to best avoid miscommunication and misunderstanding in advance and during your housesit. Communication can make or break a housesitting experience […]

improve home security
27 Oct, 2021

How to improve home security – 8 Top Tips

Every homeowner should worry about how to improve home security. Today many of us are already mindful about opportunist thieves and the threat of a robbery or damage to our home when we are away. Here are eight top tips to help remind us of easy ways to keep our home safe and improve security […]

sustainable travel
19 Oct, 2021

Sustainable travel – Electric vehicles are the future

We all dream of sustainable travel in the future, for ourselves and our children.  Whether as homeowners or housesitters the idea of being able to move around, travel and go places with minimal impact on the planet is a dream we can help to transform into reality. We can all make choices every day that […]

plans to travel
30 Sep, 2021

Plans to travel? Top tips to keep in mind

Whether you are a housesitter considering going further afield or an inveterate traveller lockdown has made us all dream. Travel is a great way to make memories. If your dreams have helped you make plans to travel then do some research before you set off. Check out these top tips ahead of setting out. Source […]

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 […]

dogsit
11 Sep, 2021

Dog sit – What does it mean and where can you go?

Are you a pet owner or more importantly a dog owner? Have you had to leave your dog at home or in kennels when you travel? Then you’ll know about dogsitting, dog minding and dog kennels. However, whether you have paid for these pet sitting services or not you may not know what the term […]

solar powered gadgets
4 Sep, 2021

Solar powered gadgets for home and travel: The Top 6

Solar power is evident in all our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Increasingly there are solar powered gadgets for use in our homes, and for when we travel. This is great news for homeowners and housesitters alike. If you are a digital nomad keep reading. There are gadgets here for you […]

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 […]

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 particular search may start with your imagined 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 […]

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 […]