Technology is a beautiful thing, isn’t it? It’s the reason I can type this little blogpost, press a single button, and share it with the whole world.
It’s also the reason that I never have to push a vacuum around my apartment, yet my floors and rugs are always perfectly clean and dust bunny-free.
Roomba is my new best friend.
He’s is a robotic vacuum. He has all sorts of algorithms that I don’t understand that help him learn his way around my apartment. He has several different cleaning tools that get into tight corners and pick up dust bunnies. I have the Roomba 770, which I’ll admit is quite expensive, but the value comes (in my opinion) in the timer setting. Roomba is set to clean my apartment Monday through Friday at 11 AM. He navigates himself through my apartment, picks up dirt and dust, and then returns home to his dock to recharge when he’s done. The Roomba 770 (which is part of the pet series) also has HEPA filters which keep dust from getting into the air! He’s also great at picking up hair! I empty the bin either once a day or once every other day, and he hangs out on his dock until he’s ready to clean again. Roomba also has a ‘cliff detection’ which means that if you have stairs, he won’t fall down the stairs! Pretty smart, right?
More amazing than the fact that Roomba is scheduled to clean, never has to be pushed around, is super silent, can navigate over thresholds and under beds, and knows when to recharge himself, the most fantastic thing about Roomba is that he’s actually just a really good vacuum. He picks up a lot of junk, and not just big stuff but the very fine dust too.
So perhaps you can’t afford a brand new vacuum right now. I get it. I need to save my pennies too, but if you’re like me then maybe you can save up those pennies, or ask for it for a Christmas present or birthday, or maybe register for a Roomba for your wedding. I just think that if you’ve never heard of Roomba the robot vacuum, then I just wanted to fill you in. He sure makes me happy, and if you’re in the market, then I bet he’ll make you happy too!