Money To Live

August 16, 2012

Pet-sitting and House-sitting

Filed under: home,savings,travel — by moneyconsciously @ 3:25 am

Do your friends enjoy vacation? Great! Do they have plans for taking care of their pets, garden, mail, car or home while they are away? Perhaps you can be of service…

Over a one year period, I committed to approximately half a year of pet-sitting and house-sitting. In exchange for taking excellent care of my friends’ pets and homes, I lived rent-free. Without my own home, I eliminated my home rent expenses whilst on extended travels. In experiencing different home environments and housewares, a try-before-you-buy opportunity that informs my purchasing decisions, I will save money in the future too.

My friends saved money on board for their pets (who stayed stress-free at home). They received continuous maintenance of their home, garden, car and mail. They didn’t worry about the unexpected, including fixing damage after a storm or replacing low batteries in a fire alarm.

Pet-sitting and house-sitting arrangements can be a fabulous win-win. Collectively my friends and I saved money on rent, pet board and maintenance expenses. Plus, my friends enjoyed their vacation with peace of mind.

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