ES­TAB­LISH RULES

The Tribune (NZ) - - BACKYARD BANTER -

Are there parts of the house you don’t want your house-sit­ter to be in? Are they al­lowed to eat any­thing that’s in your fridge and pantry? Drive your car? Use your in­ter­net? What your house-sit­ter can and can’t do is to­tally up to you, although they’re more likely to say yes and en­joy their stay if your home feels like their home.

SORT OUT THE PETS

Make sure, if look­ing af­ter your pets is part of the pack­age, that you thor­oughly pet-proof your home be­fore you leave. Stock your

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