Hi, I have been on THS for about a year, and have had two housesits so far. In the days leading up to the sit, I have been clearing out quite a bit of my stuff and putting it away in my shed, but I’m wondering if I’m overdoing it and if it’s OK to leave things in place a bit more.
For some background, I always clean thoroughly before I leave, and I “eat down” my fridge so there’s space, and offer perishables to the housesitter if I have anything left.
But I’m not sure how much I need to depersonalize my house before I leave. Do I need to remove personal mementos from the dresser, for example? Or clear out my dresser drawers? How about the closet? Is it enough to make a dresser drawer and some hanging space available? Or should I clear nearly everything out and put it in my shed?
The only reference point I have is airbnb, but I understand that THS is a different sort of experience. If you’re a HS, what do you like to find? If you’re a HO, how do you set your place up?