Can you really trust house sitters? You’ve never met me before. I’ve contacted you online, and I’m offering to come and look after your home, all your worldly possessions, and your precious pets, while you go away on vacation. I’m asking you to trust me – to have a firm belief in my reliability, honesty and integrity and to have faith that when you return, everything will be just as you left it.
Traveling is an excellent pastime, especially for older adults, and international house sitters may find themselves in the air often as they travel from one house sit to the next. Now, with the cost of flying ever increasing, more and more passengers are choosing to fly with budget airlines. While flying with budget airlines may be cost effective they are often less comfortable than premier airlines, making getting some sleep much harder.
How prepared are you for when housesitting goes wrong? It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of your new housesitting adventure and bypass these important questions. After all they’re not likely to happen to you. Or are they? Housesitting provides an amazing lifestyle for both long term travelers and short term vacationers the world over. In 99% of all assignments, the handover of the property and pets back to the home owner is a happy occasion.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".