House-sitting requires a degree of honesty, responsibility

Last summer (August 2, 2007) this column pointed out what a drag it is helping people move. It was a subtle message to whoever was reading: Stop asking me to haul your crap all the time. It worked. No one has.



House-sitting, on the other hand, is a favor Im always up for. Talk about a sweet gig. Its basically a controlled pillage.

For starters, its guaranteed the pad youll look after is way nicer than the ones youre used to living in (people dont hire house-sitters to make sure nothing happens to their dump while theyre away). Its like a mini-vacation that you get paid for!

Second, the job requires no skill. Basically other than familiarizing yourself with the couch, the refrigerator and the Hi-Def channels for the flat screen all you have to do is recline.


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