Post # 1
Somewhat of an etiquette question: if you ask someone to housesit/dogsit for an extended period of time (say, 3 weeks), do you offer them the master bedroom? Assuming no other bedroom is as anywhere near as comfortable (ie, either extremely cluttered or has twin beds and it’s a couple who is going to be staying).
This has become a contentious issue in my household…
Post # 3
Other: Friends- yes. Family- no.
Clean up the room with the twin beds and push them together.
Post # 4
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
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
- 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
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 # 8
@sugarpea: lol, that’s my assumption too, also based on the fact that that’s always what my parents do! but these are my in-laws….
@MrsBroccoli: that’s interesting about there being a difference between family and friends in your mind. the thing about pushing the twin beds together in this case is that the room’s layout (which includes a lot of built-in furniture) doesn’t really work that way…that’s probably where we’ll end up sleeping, but it’s super awkward in the room…
Post # 9
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
Friends or family, absolutely let them stay in the master. Professional or someone you don’t know…. Guest room
Post # 11
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
- 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
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 # 15
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
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.