A few weeks ago I had to travel out of town for a few days. I have a dog so I definitely needed a friend to stay at my condo to take care of her. I’m ever so grateful to have one of my good friends stay at my home looking after my doggie.
I have a few things I like to do to make my friends stay comfortable at my home. I make sure I have all the room and bath essentials for my house guests. I know what kind of foods and drink she likes so I always stock the refrigerator with those items. I leave a few dollars in case she wants to go out for dinner or order something in. In the bath area I leave a basket filled with shampoo, conditioner, a disposable razor, bath soaps, lotions, body spray, hair spray, hair brush, comb, and a hair dryer and curling iron.
I remember watching a pet for a friend and couldn’t find a hair dryer or a few other items I had forgotten. I didn’t want to travel back to my home to get these items, so this idea of a basket with personal care items came during that stay at my friends home. Keep in mind that a lot of these items are forgotten when one is house sitting. I truly forgot.
When traveling and staying at a hotel grab the shampoos, soaps, lotions etc. After all you have paid for them. Toss those in your basket or whatever container is handy for you.
Your house sitter is doing you a wonderful favor, so why not give them the convenience of helping them feel like they’re in their own home. They will say yes again the next time you need their assistance.