I don’t know about you but I often dream of days when “There’s a robot for that.” It’s already happened with the abundance of apps. There is an app for just about anything you could think of wanting but, for busy moms, a “robot for that” would mean lots of time saved cleaning. Or would it?
We already have washing machines, dishwashers, and now even robot floor vacuums. Many of these things make a mom’s life easier but we still have a ways to go on others. The robot floor vacuums, like Mint, Roomba and Neato are fantastic inventions but they are far from replacing the thoroughness of a human. In some ways I feel I have been sucked in by the hype and the promises of less work (all too tempting for a busy mom of 6) and have eagerly purchased robots to clean my floors for me. I have already been through 3 Roomba models and 1 Mint Plus and, while they do provide you with somewhat cleaner floors they all have flaws and often cause more frustration than they take away. Each of the robot floor cleaners I have had have either not been smart enough, cleaned well enough, or lasted long enough for me to feel they are (were) worth the investment.
I’m rambling about all of this today because I find myself looking, once again for a solution to so little time to clean and so much cleaning to do with a big family. Once again I’m researching and looking into the next robot cleaner that I don’t have yet (the Neato) hoping that someway, somehow this one will have one-upped the others work well. The reviews of it leave me torn though. Some reviewers love it and some are quite disappointed.
All that to stay I still dream of the days when there is a robot for that (whatever “that” is) that truly works as we imagine it should. I’ve been secretly hoping that Dyson will get into the robot business (I LOVE my Dyson vacuum!).