It’s liberating to move out of the family home. You have your own space and can do what you want, when you want. But making tracks back to see the family, especially for important celebrations such as Christmas, is always a great way to reconnect and recharge with some much needed doses of family time.
But after weeks, months and sometimes years of complete autonomy, the prospect of sharing a living space with others may start to send chills down your spine.
It needn’t be a stressful experience. Around 10% of Mindahome’s members house and pet sit to visit family and friends – and retain their sanity!
The advantage of house sitting is that you don’t need to burden family members with putting you up for a few days or weeks. An added bonus is that you have your own space to lounge about or relax at your own pace.
Of course, key holiday celebrations are often the busiest times of year. So unless you want to be paying extraordinary peak season rates at a hotel, motel or other accommodation provider, then we suggest you take a few simple steps to secure your free house and pet sitting holiday accommodation when you need it.
- Plan Ahead: If you’re considering a trip to visit family, then looking for house and pet sits well in advance in areas nearby family is a must.
- Draw the Right Attention: If you’ve had a few ‘thanks for applying, but we’ve found someone’ responses to your applications, then consider revamping your profile to make it more attractive to home owners. Treat every opportunity like a job interview. Make sure your profile photo is professional and that you have detail about your experience and testimonials included in your profile explanation.
- Be Flexible: Visiting family and friends is usually arranged around specific holidays and celebrations, but if you’re able to arrive a few days earlier or leave a few days later to align with specific house sit dates, you’re sure to win a few positions that meet your requirements.