How to take a break from paying for bills and rent
A genius way to save a lot of money is to become a professional house-sitter. Brittnay explains to us how to take a break from paying bills and high rents, leaving more time and money for the fun things in life!
Wouldn’t it be nice to take a break from paying for bills and rent, even if only for a little while? It’s actually easier than you think! There are hundreds (if not more!) people doing this every year, and you can be one of them if you become a house sitter. It only takes a few minutes to get an account set up that will allow you to find a home to live in for months without paying bills or rent.
Here’s how to take a break from paying for bills and rent:
Getting started as a House Sitter
To get started as a house sitter, you’ll need to find someone who needs a house sitter. Fortunately, there are plenty of websites that are devoted to connecting homeowners to people that offer house sitting services. All you have to do is sign up for one of them, and you can begin looking for a house that will work for you.
When setting up your account, you’ll want to make your profile as complete as possible so when you start contacting homeowners, they’ll be able to get an idea of who you are by simply looking at your profile. If you love animals, this is an important point to include as many people need someone to look after their animals as well as their home.
What to look for
As you look for a house to sit, you’ll want to take a few things into consideration. Unless you can work from home, you’ll need to make sure that the home is reasonably close to your work. If you have your own vehicle that you plan on parking somewhere, you need to make sure that’s an option. You also want to make sure that you can fulfil all the requirements of the homeowner.
Something else to be looking for is the length of time the owner needs you to house sit for. This is particularly important since you’re looking for a way to take a break from paying for bills and rent, and if you’re only going to be there for a couple of weeks, you’ll likely still have to keep your flat. What you want to look for, then, is a home that is available for several months so you can move out of your flat.
Maintaining good relationships
Always keep in mind that the home you’re staying in is not yours, and you should treat it even better than you would your own home. This is one of the best ways that you can maintain a good relationship with the homeowner to ensure that you’ll be invited back again next year when they go for their long holiday. You should also make sure to have good relationships with any animals that are involved.
What to bring with you
When you’ve got everything from a bed to a toaster provided for you, there’s not much else that you’ll need to bring when you begin as a house sitter other than your own clothing. If you own a lot of furniture and will still need to rent a flat at least part of the year, then you may need to find a place to store your things in the meantime. Fortunately, a small storage space is still going to be a lot cheaper than rent and other bills.
There are some people who are able to get rid of all of their household items and live in other people’s homes year-round as a house sitter. Although this requires some planning and searching to find several homeowners that leave at the right times of the year, it’s certainly possible to take a permanent break from paying for bills and rent.
Brittnay was an HR professional in London before making the move to Dublin. Now she spends her time exploring the beautiful canals, food and beaches of Dublin. Her love of travel and house sitting is captured on TheTravelling House Sitters. You can follow Brittnay on Facebook
Get ahead as a Housesitter
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