Why Use a House Sitter?
It is obvious why it is a good thing to have a house sitter if you have a pet or two. But what if you don’t have any pets? Why use a house sitter? There are several great reasons to use a house sitter. If you have work that needs to be done or a small business that needs tend to while you are away, you may have to pay a house sitter.
It helps with insurance.
Many people don’t realise that after a certain period of time – usually around 30 days – an unoccupied home isn’t covered by your insurance company so having a house-sitter ensures that your home remains insured no matter how long you’re away for.
It reduces the risk of being burgled.
If your home is unoccupied and you are burgled, your insurance premiums are likely to increase, so as well as the emotional impact, you are faced with the prospect of it costing you even more money due to insurance, damages or both.
Maintain your property.
If you have a larger property, having a house-sitter can help to maintain your property and your land while you’re away. If you’re away for a month and have a large garden, you can be reassured that it will be maintained in your absence and there won’t be a big maintenance job to deal with on your return.
Know what's going on with your property.
House-sitters can also help you stay connected to your home. When you get back from holiday, the last thing you need is post piled up by the letter box (also a sign to burglars that the property is empty) and notifications that you have packages waiting for you at the Post Office. Having someone staying in your property, opening the door to visitors and taking messages for you, gives you peace of mind that things are being managed in your absence. You can request updates from your sitter or if you prefer not to be bothered, nominate someone else as a point of contact.
Your pets can stay in their own home.
If you have a house sitter, your pets can stay in their own home rather than be placed in a kennel and expose them to all sorts of bugs, not to mention their emotional upheaval. It is hard enough you are gone – to be placed in a kennel is a sad day.
Benefits of Taking a Vacation!
1. Vacations Can Cut Your Risk for Heart Attack
2. Vacations Boost Your Energy Reserves
3. Vacations Make You Happier
4. Vacations Help Keep Your Mind Calm
5. Vacations May Help You Live a Longer, Healthier Life
6. Vacations Force You to Improve Your Workflow
7. Most Importantly, the Lord modeled time away to rest, pray and connect. If He modeled it, its probably a good idea.
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“We left our cat, dog, and home in the care of Angela and we were very happy with how she took care of our home and our pets. We would have her come back again! “
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