What is right in the world? The Roomba.
For those of you that do not know what this is–its a robotic vacuum. Its been around for awhile and I suspect that the reason that everyone does not own one or three of these gems is because its difficult to believe that this could actually live up to one’s expectations.
Now if you spend some time with my daughters’ and ask what vacuuming around our house was like, they would regale you with stories, some true, others likely have been embellished with time. At some point in the telling, they would inform you that they were afraid of the vacuum because I was never happy when I used the device. This last point is true. I always felt that I was being taken advantage
I have two hairy dogs and two equally hairy cats and it seems as though they spend the better part of every waking moment shedding. I own a Dyson and while it works well, it requires my input. I hired a cleaning lady, and initially she did a good job, though this required my husband and I spending the better part of an evening prior to her arrival tackling the hair in the house. Later her work was less than stellar so we let her go. Her parting comments, “there is too much hair.” She couldn’t keep up either!
I was at Costco and there was the Roomba, the price was reasonable so I loaded it into my cart. I thought that it was likely a mistake. On the contrary it has been one of my best decisions. My daughter’s each own one now and I’ve been busy spreading the word.
The Roomba exceeded my expectations. It knows not to fall down the stairs, it untangles itself from cords and returns to its mother ship to be charged. It goes under furniture, moves from hardwood to carpet and then to tile with ease and is on a cleaning schedule that only initially required my input.
Thanks to the Roomba I have the commodity of time on my hands. Time to read, plan and do anything other than vacuum. Roomba– it is what is right in the world today.
How many of you knew about this gem? What else has saved you time? Please share.