Tag Archives: "house-sitter"

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 […]

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 […]

preparing a home for a house or petsitter
11 May, 2021

Preparing a home for a house or petsitter – Here’s how

If you have pets or you have decided you need a housesitter to care for your property while you are away read this. You are likely preparing a home for a house or petsitter to come and stay while they watch your home and pets. Here are some top tips on how to go about […]

household DIY
12 Apr, 2020

Household DIY – for those annoying home fixes

Whether you are a homeowner or a housesitter household DIY jobs will occur, some more often than others. Here are some of the most common that occur in occupied homes, and how to deal with them. Surprisingly Easy Solutions to Annoying Household Troubles Certain damages incurred in your household may be inevitable, especially if you […]

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 […]

12 Feb, 2020

Mom’s Top Tips for Finding a Good Pet HouseSitter

Whether you are planning a trip away from home or a moving to a new home you may need to find someone to look after your pets during that period of change.  The person in the family in our experience at HouseSitMatch who most often enjoys that task is the Mom of the family unit. […]

18 Jul, 2019

Housesitters or Property Management Companies

At Housesitmatch we are often asked if housesitters could do the job of a property management company.  The issue of housesitters and property management comes up quite regularly, and we usually respond with a horses for courses response. The reason that people need housesitters is often related to the care for pets in the home […]

The dogs show David the dog-sitter a great deal of affection
14 Apr, 2016

Last minute house-sitter Maidenhead UK

Once in a while we are asked to help in a crisis to find an emergency house-sitter or specialist pet-sitters within 24 hours. Recently one of our housesit adverts read – Last minute house-sitter Maidenhead. This usually occurs because someone has been taken to hospital unexpectedly – either the owner or a relative living far […]

House-sitting in Breckenridge Colorado US
9 Apr, 2016

Is a house-sitting lifestyle cheaper than living at home?

One Australian couple adopted a house-sitting lifestyle out of necessity and discovered a frugal way to travel on less than £5 / $8 per day! Check out their exotic travelogue and stunningly low costs, all because they house-sit – exchange services in caring for other people’s pets and property for free accommodation. Is it cheaper to […]