As you may already know, I despise cleaning almost as much as I do cooking. I love to keep things tidy, but dusting, sweeping, and actually cleaning surfaces is something I avoid whenever possible. One of the biggest cleaning frustrations since we moved into our house has been our dark laminate wood floors. When clean, they are seriously stunning. But 99.9% of the time, they either have puppy paw prints, hair or dust on them and for a long time it felt impossible to have a clean floor. That is, until a few weeks ago when Brian agreed to a hefty purchase that is making my life much, much easier.
Enter, the iRobot Roomba vacuum.
I’d always thought it was so silly, but now that I own one, I take it quite seriously (okay, it’s still a little silly…but also seriously amazing!). During the day while I’m home writing or resting (or even while I’m out and about), it’s amazing that cleaning can be done so passively. I used to get frustrated when I had sweeping to do or when there was a lot of Maggie’s hair on the floor, but now I very lazily just hit the “clean” button, and patiently wait for a super tidy floor. And now that I don’t have to worry about hair and dust on the floor, I’m way less worried about the little paw prints Maggie leaves behind. (I actually just wipe them up quickly with Murphy Oil Soap Squirt and Mop, and a microfiber pad. Easy peasy.)
So, while I recognize this as a totally unnecessary purchase, I will say that if you are disappointed with how dirty your floors are, have zero time on your hands to clean, or hate to clean, this product works and I’m a fan.
What do you use to make cleaning easier?