If you’re a stay at home parent, who works from your computer, runs around after a toddler, two large dogs, a preteen, and completes the other household tasks, the last thing you’d want to do is vacuum your laminate floors with a big vacuum cleaner multiple times a day.
Personally, I have a small home that’s mostly laminate floors except the bedrooms, so vacuuming up all the dog hair, loose dirt and food crumbs gets tiring after the 3rd time in a day, not to mention doing it 7 days a week. Of course, the Roomba is a significant investment so I did do a lot of research before taking the plunge. Websites like Brentmore Labs were really good with all their information and details about Roomba.
What My Roomba Does for Me
I no longer worry about the floors, because my roomba does them for me. I can set up a schedule for it to follow, and focus on everything else. It’s much quieter than my upright vacuum, which is a huge bonus as it can run while my toddler is napping after hours of running around like a little maniac, and it doesn’t wake him up.
It gets all the dog hair that sticks to my socks, and my toddlers hands, and just helps keep my floors cleaner. I’m super happy with how it performs, and takes a load off of my already busy day.
Definitely Worth It For Busy Lives
If you’re a busy stay at home parent, or work from home, or work a regular job, and don’t want to spend the rest of your day or days off doing basic vacuuming and sweeping, then look into a Roomba. It’s not bad for the price, especially if your time is valuable to you- which it will save you a lot of!
The Roomba 960 is the one I have, and it’s perfect for my crazy busy life. It does occasionally get stuck, which should be expected from a robotic vacuum, but it’s not a big hassle to get it free and back on it’s cleaning route. I still vacuum my floors myself once a week and then do my usual mopping, but the time I spend using my upright vacuum has decreased exponentially.
I no longer have to move furniture around to get underneath where all the dust bunnies like to hide because the roomba gets under them perfectly fine. This saves me from having to move the furniture just so I can vacuum and sweep, I can now do it all in under 30 minutes without lifting a thing.
Typical Maintenance for a Vacuum
This little bot does require some weekly maintenance like emptying out the little collection compartment, it can sometimes be a hassle, but when it’s just once a day it’s not so bad. With a long hair canine, the roomba does need cleaning to detangle hairs and stings that get wrapped up in the spinning brushes
No Matter What, it’s a Great Purchase
Despite a few setbacks in the beginning and some maintenance, the roomba is a great purchase no matter what. It has made my daily cleaning list shorter and my home cleaner.