Need A House And Pet Sitter While You're Away But Think You
Article by: Susan Holtham
While you're out in the big world, your most precious possessions need to be cared for: your property , Growing Occidentalis -American Arborvitae in Quakertown Pa and your animals. All sorts of service providers have sprung up to cater for this growing , Considerations in Buying from a Carpet and Rug dealer. market, however, the services of agency-registered pet and house , Some Basic Kinds of Algae sitters can cost a great deal of money. Friends and family can step into the fold and agree to house , Urban Farming Even in Quakertown Pa sit for you but when someone is doing you a favour they can be notoriously unreliable.
But don't despair - there is a 'third way' to engage the services of a house , Burnings Bushes ....Brilliant Fall Foliage sitter. It is possible to find responsible and well-intentioned people who are keen to mind your house , Living Art Inspires Freedom of Expression and animals for their own reasons. They don't expect to be paid for their services, in fact they'll pay you for their share of utilities. The secret of this modern miracle lies in the power , Real Energy Savers of the Internet , A Guide to Outdoor Gas Fireplaces to bring the right house , What's in Store for National Home Gardening Club Members? sitter and the right house , Garden Design: How to Choose and Place Garden Art in Your
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Why do I need a house , The Garden As Healer sitter?
Leaving your property , Do You Know How Important Your Air Conditioner Filter Is? empty for any length of time is tantamount to asking for trouble. Not only is your vacant house , Growing Occidentalis -American Arborvitae in Quakertown Pa far more likely to be vandalized and burgled but your home , Glass Sinks - 4 Unbreakable Rules of Buying a Glass Vessel S and contents insurance becomes null and void after your home , Discover Electric Radiant Heat is empty for 30 (or sometimes 60) consecutive days. In the words of every home , Gardening Tools- an Overview security, police authority and insurance advisor: 'Don't do it!'
It may seem easier to lock , Do You Know How Important Your Air Conditioner Filter Is? your house , Urban Farming Even in Quakertown Pa up and simply walk (or drive) away rather than go through the process of finding a house , Garden Design: How to Choose and Place Garden Art in Your
Backyard sitter but your home , Growing Occidentalis -American Arborvitae in Quakertown Pa is probably your most valuable asset and as such, deserves the protection that a house , Selling Your - $100,000 Pets sitter can offer.
How often does something minor come up in your home , Pruning Weeping Cherry Trees and Other Grafted and Budded Ornamentals that requires attention? The person who is minding your house , A Quick Guide To Fish Pond Bridges is on hand to organise repairs , A Compost Primer to storm damage, prevent your pipes from freezing, keep leaves out of your drains, shovel snow, , An Alarm Clock Will Help You Start The Day Right pay the bills to keep your services connected. The list goes on… And if you have a house , Living Art Inspires Freedom of Expression sitter keeping your home , The Great History Of Roses running smoothly you don't need to go through the rigmarole of shutting your home , Considerations in Buying from a Carpet and Rug dealer. down (sealing drains and installing random light , Easter Finery For Your Fireplace And Mantel: Springtime Deco switches etc) and then starting it up again upon your return.
Your animals will thank you for engaging a house , How To Find Parts For Lawn Mowers sitter to provide them with care and companionship in their usual safe environment , An Alarm Clock Will Help You Start The Day Right while you're away. Without a live-in pet sitter the cost of outside , Different Types of Bird Feeders care for your pets could rival the cost of your vacation! And taking them with you can be simply too stressful for them (and you).
What can I expect of my house , Be Careful of Over-Mulching Your Plants sitter?
House sitters are by their very nature , Easter Finery For Your Fireplace And Mantel: Springtime Deco flexible and willing to consider your needs in exchange for the privilege of free accommodation in your home. , A Compost Primer They will expect to be asked to occupy your property , Selling Your House - $100,000 Pets for a given period of time and to be present in your home , Real Energy Savers every night. You can also ask your house , A Compost Primer sitter to look after any number of animals, to maintain your pool, lawns, , Garden Design: How to Choose and Place Garden Art in Your
Backyard indoor plants , Be Careful of Over-Mulching Your s and gardens, , Prepare your home for inspection to forward any mail and phone , A Look at International Flower Delivery messages, to pay utility bills as required (working out their personal share of bills at the end of the assignment) and to carry out any basic maintenance that your home , Self Storage : 10 Mini Storage Packing Tips requires.
How do I find a free house , The Secret of Rooting Cuttings sitter?
There are many thousands of house , Plants and Trees Native To North Penn Township, PA sitters who are currently advertising their free services in online house , Planting instructions for Nursery stock sitting directories.
If you type a few generic search terms such as "house sitters" or
"house sitting" (use double quotes to perform the more accurate phrase search) into a search engine you should be able to find a reputable and relevant website in the top 100 search returns.
You may need to scrutinise several promising-looking (and high-ranking) websites before you find those that offer the kind of free matching service that you're looking for. Avoid those websites which are simply adverts for individual house , Mrs Stone of Coon Path, Lambertville N.J. sitter's commercial services or traditional house , Discover Electric Radiant Heat sitting agencies.
Free house , How To Choose Great Bathroom Light Fixtures sitting matching websites generally follow two basic models of business practice. In the first fully online , Growing Vegetables in Containers - The compact solution model, house , A Guide to Outdoor Gas Fireplaces sitters pay an annual , A Quick Guide To Fish Pond Bridges fee to create their own sitter available advert which is online , Rose Petals Add The Perfect Touch For A Wedding and searchable 24 hours per day. Home , A Look at International Flower Delivery owners register with the site then login to search its database of sitter available adverts for suitable candidates, contacting their shortlist of house , Be Careful of Over-Mulching Your Plants sitters directly. Home , Gardening Tools- an Overview owners can also advertise their house , growing aloes sitting assignment on these sites and have house , How To Find Parts For Lawn Mowers sitters email them through a blank contact form. A very good site should strive to protect your anonymity until you're prepared to reveal your contact details yourself. , Making Space for Sacred Space
In the second model, the website only serves as an advert for the business which is conducted by the administrators 'behind the scenes'. House , History of Wild Roses sitters pay a fee (this can range from anything from US$95 to four times that amount) for an annual , Considerations in Buying from a Carpet and Rug dealer. membership with the website. In return the business owner agrees to include the house , A Quick Guide To Fish Pond Bridges sitters' adverts in either an email or printed mailing list which is sent out to home , Are Solar Coatings an Alternative To Blinds? owners.
Home owners are fortunate in that these house , Discover Electric Radiant Heat sitting websites are actively courting your custom. As a home , Mrs Stone of Coon Path, Lambertville N.J. owner you should be able to register with the website for free as well as search the database of sitter available adverts for free (or receive a list of potential house , Selling Your - $100,000 Pets sitters in your letterbox or inbox - again for free). However, one very well established matching service does have the cheek to charge home , Selling Your House - $100,000 Pets owners for access to its database. You need to decide whether you think it's worth the small-ish investment (US$30 to read sitter available adverts and a further US$60 to post your own 100-word sitter wanted advert) to use this well-established site. You may want to try your luck with the rest of the free services first as you've nothing to lose by casting around on the different sites. However, if a site is very badly made with illogical (or nonexistent) navigation structure and a search function that doesn't seem to work avoid it. House , Living Art Inspires Freedom of Expression sitters will be staying away from such a service in droves as well.
What should I avoid when looking for a house , An Alarm Clock Will Help You Start The Day Right sitter?
Horror house , Considerations in Buying from a Carpet and Rug dealer. sitting stories do exist. The most spectacular one I've read (this could be fact or fiction) is the hapless home , A Compost Primer owner who unknowingly engaged the services of a crack-addicted workmate to mind his home , How To Find Parts For Lawn Mowers while he was away. He arrived home , Garden Gnomes to add whimsey to your garden to find his safe , Living Art Inspires Freedom of Expression detonated - the thieves had made off with everything. Short of asking his workmate to take a drugs test what could he have done to avoid falling into this hole?
Plenty. The conscientious and responsible house , Selling Your - $100,000 Pets sitter will have all the documentation ready to prove to you that they're trustworthy and reliable and want to mind your home , A Look at International Flower Delivery and animals for all the right reasons. This documentation could include written references and the contact details of email and phone , Plants and Trees Native To North Penn Township, PA referees (these people could be satisfied home , History of Wild Roses owners, landlords or estate agents). They will also have commissioned a recent police check on themselves to show that they're not wanted in three states. A conscientious house , Urban Farming Even in Quakertown Pa sitter should be happy to work through and sign a house , Making Space for Sacred Space sitting agreement with you as well as give you a security , Garden Gnomes to add whimsey to your garden deposit (of not more than the equivalent of a month's rent for a similar property , An Alarm Clock Will Help You Start The Day Right in your area).
In my work as a website editor and administrator I come across a great many lonely online , Glass Sinks - 4 Unbreakable Rules of Buying a Glass Vessel S classifieds and forlorn requests on bulletin boards from home , History of Wild Roses owners who are looking for a house , Real Energy Savers sitter who will work for free in exchange for accommodation. These types of requests are the Internet , History of Wild Roses equivalent of 'whistling in the wind' as the right people never see them. Fortunately, the existence of new online house , Decorating with life - Creating a living home sitting directories has changed all of that.
In the olden days (before the Internet , Planting instructions for Nursery stock brought us all together) a home , A Guide to Outdoor Gas Fireplaces owner who needed someone to mind their home , The Garden As Healer and care for Fluffy while they were out on the road would most likely do the following: Phone , Planting instructions for Nursery stock a house , Rose Petals Add The Perfect Touch For A Wedding sitting agency, accept the first willing employee (unseen) and grit their teeth and bear the cost of the service (with most of the substantial daily fees going to the agency). Or they could ask Aunty Dot or a neighbour to mind the fort for them. This kind of piecemeal solution never quite worked out as the power , Be Careful of Over-Mulching Your Plants outage defrosted the freezer (unnoticed by Aunty Dot) and their lonely dog howled all day and night (annoying the neighbour but not enough to do anything about it).
The Internet , Planting instructions for Nursery stock has flipped all of that on its head. Now the ball is firmly in home , A Quick Guide To Fish Pond Bridges owners' courts as they've come to realise that they have a substantial asset (free accommodation) that they can barter for house , Self Storage : 10 Mini Storage Packing Tips and pet sitting services. The key to success is knowing where to find the right person who is enthusiastic and motivated to mind your house , Gardening Tools- an Overview for their own reasons. So the next time you need somebody don't just give a little whistle - get online , Old House Remodeling: Removing Old Tile and Glue - your perfect house , Mrs Stone of Coon Path, Lambertville N.J. sitter is only a quick click (and a detailed email) away.
About The Author
Susan Holtham is the editor of the fully online house , Living Art Inspires Freedom of Expression sitting website http://www.mindmyhouse.com
Home owners search our database of sitter available adverts and advertise their house , Mrs Stone of Coon Path, Lambertville N.J. sitting assignments for free. Email email@example.com to say hello!
(Note that costs given for competitors' services are current in August 2005.)
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