Category Archives: "Top Tips – Homeowners"

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, […]

how to get organised
17 Aug, 2021

Tips on how to get organised at home

Like many homeowners we always need more space, or so we think. In every home with people living in it, sometimes with pets you seem to accumulate all kinds of stuff. In this blog we offer some tips on how to get organised at home, to help you enjoy your space and live well. How […]

robot vacuum cleaner
29 Jun, 2021

Every pet owner needs a robot vacuum cleaner

As a pet owner and pet lover having a fur baby is one of the best things you can do. If you’re having a bad day, just play with your pets to the stress away. They are just so adorable that few can  resist playing with them! However, pets aren’t just toys, a source of […]

ideal home flooring
19 Apr, 2021

Ideal home flooring for you and your dog

When you get a dog, you need to make sure your home is ready. Choosing your ideal pet friendly flooring is important but finding a flooring that also suits your dog is equally key. As any pet owner knows dogs create a lot of mess and they can also damage certain flooring materials with their […]

10 Sep, 2020

Self-storage tips: Making storage work for you

As every first time homeowner learns before the first year ends in their new place storage is key. One simply accumulates things. And where to put them becomes a major challenge over time unless you get into good habits early on. Here are some top tips for how to manage self-storage effectively. Top tips for […]

24 Jun, 2019

Top Housesitting Tips for Homeowners

From time to time we ask our Housesitmatch membership for Top Housesitting Tips. We are especially delighted when the members who step forward to volunteer are experienced and have earned their stripes in the field so to speak. Here we would like to introduce you to Jacqueline and Glenn Lamb who have been housesitting continuously […]

housesitting trust
19 Feb, 2019

Housesitting trust and the kindness of strangers

What is housesitting trust and how does it vary from regular trust you have in other people? Making any kind of housesitting arrangement where you exchange services rather than money requires a degree of built-in trust. Homeowners inviting sitters into their home need to trust the housesitter. And the sitter requires a commitment to pay […]

property housesitters
18 Feb, 2019

Property housesitters or vacant selling? Top tips

Deciding on finding vacant property housesitters or vacant selling is a challenge some people face. The decision will depend on long term plans and investments. The dangers of leaving properties vacant for extended periods especially in Winter are well known. If you need to leave a property empty for whatever reason then you should consider […]

housesitters
23 Nov, 2016

Preparing for housesitters – Top Tips

If you have invited housesitters into your home then you should try to get to know them first. Sometime you can meet them and sometimes you have virtual meetings. Either way it is good to be prepared for their arrival. As the homeowner you will want to prepare your home too. Here are some top […]