There’s a Robot for That {Dreaming of the day}

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!).

How about you? Do you dream about the days when robots are more helpful with everyday chores?  Have you found any that work well?

Lego Cleanup Genius! Loving the Lay-N-Go!

Okay, so if you have kids I am guessing you have Legos (assuming your kids are old enough)?  Don’t we all have a love/hate relationship with Legos?  We love them because our kids build incredibly imaginative things with them.  We hate them because they never stay in one place and you can find a Lego just about anywhere (dryer anyone?!).  Enter the Lay-n-go.  This amazing bag lays flat as a play surface and then when you are done you just pull the zip cord to close up the bag with all of the Legos inside. There’s even a pocket to tuck away the string.

When I came across the Lay-n-Go online I could not believe how brilliant it is!  This is truly a mom and dad invention that parents with kids that play with toys needs (um, that’s pretty much all of us isn’t it?).  The Lay-n-Go doesn’t just work for Legos but just about any toy with multiple pieces that you can imagine.  Imagine cleaning up your toy room or living room in less than 20 seconds!

The Lay-n-Go comes in two sizes, a 5 foot size and the lite version which is 18″.  The larger size is perfect to use in rooms where you want easy cleanup.  We loved the smaller size for in the car travel and for bringing legos from the bedroom to the kitchen table for play time.

These would be fantastic for classrooms (in school or at home)!  Bring out the blocks and put them away in a snap.  Kids will love the quick clean up too!

Watch this video here of how easy it is to set up, close and take with you.

To Purchase either the Lay-n-Go or the Lay-n-Go Lite you can find them at the Lay-n-Go store.

You can stay up to date with Lay-n-Go by Liking them on Facebook or Following them on Twitter.

So what do you think?  Would the Lay-n-Go be a lifesaver for you and your kids?

Disclosure: I was sent a Lay-n-Go Lite to test out.  As always, my opinions are my own.