Vacuums are sucking up a lot of my thoughts these days. (Sorry. I couldn’t resist).
I’m just not good at vacuuming, people. I don’t mean it’s beyond my ability. It’s just beyond my desire. There are approximately 8 million other things I’d rather do than vacuum.
So that means that dog hair, farm dirt, project dust (actual sawdust this week) accumulate. Our floors are regularly a disaster.
I long for a robot vacuum, but our Sebo was expensive. I feel like I can’t justify spending a not insignificant amount of money on another vacuum just because I’m lazy.
But then the universe started talking to me, sending me signs.
My sister got a Neato Robotics Botvac. (Isn’t that a great name?) And she loves it.
When I was at her house the other week, I spent some time following the vacuum around, watching it navigate the room and throwing things in front of it just to watch it pick them up. It did. (Aren’t I an amazing guest? You totally want me to come to your house, don’t you?)
John and Sherry at Young House Love talked about how their Roomba didn’t live up to their expectations in a recent podcast.
And then Thalita at The Learner Observer posted about her crumb-fighting, dog-hair-sucking sidekick bObi.
So I’m putting it out there to the universe. Anyone have any opinions on robot vacuums? Any recommendations on one that can handle an incredibly sheddy dog as well as farm dirt and a household under near constant renovation? Is it worth the investment? What chores do you struggle with?