(Closed) If you ask someone to housesit…

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you offer your dogsitters the master bedroom?
    Of course--they're doing you a huge favor and should be as comfortable as possible : (64 votes)
    57 %
    No way--that's my sacred space. : (42 votes)
    38 %
    Other? : (6 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Other: Friends- yes. Family- no. 

    Clean up the room with the twin beds and push them together. 

    Post # 4
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    984 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    If no other room is as comfortable as the master I think that they should be offered the master especially for an extended period of time.

    Post # 5
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    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We had a PAID dog sitter (not a friend, she was a professional dog walker who offered in home dog sitting services) for a weekend, and we have a fairly comfy guest bedroom. We still let her choose the guest or the master. As a professional, we trusted her. When we got home, she was so greatful (and professional), all of the bed linens were changed, washed and put away.

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I would. That’s what my parents have always done so I just assumed that’s what you were supposed to do ahah 😉

    Post # 7
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yes – let them stay in the master bedroom.  We do that when we dogsit for our friends…they clean the sheets before they go and we clean them before they get back.  It’s definitely the most comfortable bed in the house and although I was a little uncomfortable with the idea at first, it’s grown on me.  🙂

    Post # 9
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    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    We don’t give up the master bedroom to housesitters, but we have a really nice guest room with a TV and everything they could need so there’s no reason for them to take our room.

    Post # 10
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    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Friends or family, absolutely let them stay in the master. Professional or someone you don’t know…. Guest room

    Post # 11
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    1430 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    No way. I’m sorry but I do not want someone else in my bed that I sleep in every night. Especially if there is any possibility that they may be having sex in my bed (if it’s a couple housesitting). I don’t care if they do clean and change the sheets, it ain’t gonna happen.

    Post # 12
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    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @finnaroo:  Well we only have one bed in our house so I offer pet sitters that one, but also let them know they can sleep on the couch or FI’s lazy boy upstairs depending on if they want to fall asleep in front of the tv and/or kick the cat out of the room.

    When I’ve pet sit for other people both times I’ve slept in the master and was given the choice.

    Post # 13
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    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    For three weeks of house/dogsitting, yes, I would offer and would expect the master. The longest I’ve house/dogsat was about 10 or 11 days, and the master was much appreciated after shorter stints (3-4 days) of trying to sleep in their guest room.

    Post # 14
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Gross, no.

    Post # 15
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    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It all depends on who it is. My best friend stays at our house with our dogs when we are on vacation and I let her use our bed because it’s bigger and the dogs sleep with us. If it was some person I didn’t know, they would sleep on the guest bed.

    Post # 16
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    1096 posts
    Bumble bee

    When we have a close friend house sit, we do let them sleep in our bedroom (although we are in a condo now so we don’t have another bedroom). We are moving into our new house in the New Year and once we get a comfortable guestroom put together, we will probably ask our housesitting friends to stay in it instead.

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