We have a problem in our house. We have beautiful, dark hardwoods and a yellow lab that sheds like he’s allergic to his hair. It is an absolute nightmare trying to keep the floors clean.
Even our cleaning lady will vacuum, sweep and mop and then need to go over it again by the time she’s made it to the end of the house and back. Dust bunnies congregate under chairs and tables and the couch. Forget trying to sit on the floor for any activity.
I could vacuum with my beloved Dyson twice a day and still not feel like I was keeping up. And the sad part is, I am lucky to drag the vacuum out three times a week.
But, I think we have finally, finally found our solution.
Roombas are nothing new, of course, but I would never pay the price for them and really, I wondered how well they really worked.
After switching from hardwoods to carpet, my friend sold her beloved Roomba at a fraction of the full price and I was happy to take it off her hands. It was finally my chance to figure out if it was really worth it. Could Roomba really help with all the Tucker hair?
Yes. Yes, it can.
With a push of a button every night, Roomba goes on some sort of nonsensical path to vacuum our kitchen, dining, room, office and hallway, even traveling over all our rugs. I haven’t yet figured out how it knows what to do. We didn’t program and as far as I can tell it isn’t learning our layout. But, every single time, it seems to cover the majority of the floors in all the rooms.
The battery lasts for over an hour and it even cleans under the couch and all the chairs and tables!
I’ve been starting it in the evenings after the day is done and everyone moves to the bedrooms. After it does its job, it somehow finds its way back to its base and docks itself to recharge. When I come out in the mornings, my floors are clean and Roomba is charged and ready for the next day.
It is nothing short of fabulous.
Now, it doesn’t do as good of a job as my Dyson. It doesn’t seem to pick up fine dirt like sand and it misses dirt in some places. But overall, it’s totally managing Tucker’s hair problem.
Now, I was very hesitant to post about this because of the cost of a Roomba. It’s not cheap and I don’t think it’s worth the full price. But, if you can find one on Craigslist or from a friend or have some gift cards you just can’t figure out what to do with or find one on a Black Friday sale or…you get what I’m saying. Just pocket this little review and if you ever find one at a good deal, snatch it up and welcome back your sanity.
It works for me!
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I was not compensated in any way for this post, just wanted to share!