Hints & Tips

For your home... it can be helpful if you write out a list to let your house sitter know:

  • your garbage collection time
  • where your meter board is in case the power goes out
  • how the tv/washing machine/dishwasher/heating/air con works
  • internet access codes
  • how to restart the modem - in case it stops
  • security system - if you have - please inform the company that we will be minding the home - let us know how it works/turns off/phone numbers

    The pool

  • what your pool needs are
  • how any pool equipment operates
  • chemical doses and routine
  • where chemicals are kept
  • your pool service contacts

    The Garden

  • garden - where equipment is kept
  • where the lawn mower/whipper snipper fuel is stored
  • what fuel the mower/whipper snipper takes
  • how to use the lawn mower
  • watering days if there are local water restrictions

    For your pets please provide all their...

  • food
  • treats
  • doggie clean up bags
  • clean up supplies
  • leashes and collars

    Let us know their:

  • their favourite walking places
  • how often and how long a walk
  • can they be let off the leash
  • are they social with other dogs
  • favourite toys and games
  • their groomer
  • bed time routine
  • their feeding times and amounts
  • when their flea control is due
  • any medication routines
  • their vet's phone number
  • if they are easily frightened (thunder, water, noise)
  • do they like to roam - can they escape
  • if they are microchipped

    The Back up Plan... the just in case list.
    Emergencies can occasionally crop up, and events beyond our control can happen. In this remote case please leave a list of phone numbers for tradespeople you like to use, or people to call in an emergency.