A couple of years ago, my friend Holly told me that I needed a Roomba, she has cats and swears by hers. The price point is a bit hateful, so I didn’t buy it, but since then I’ve seen over and over again on Facebook people singing it’s praises, and nobody seems to have negative things to say about it.
The first time we saw our house, I told hubby I loved it but the floors would be a b*tch to keep clean because they were dark. He kind of shook his head, I don’t think he really understood how unforgiving dark wood is. But boy, does he ever get it now. He’s the floor guy, and it’s a daily job, using the Swiffer and cleaning them with the Bona wet system. We bought a Shark Cordless Vac and it helped but it was still a royal pain in the patootie.
Out of desperation he started reading about the Roomba, and was quickly onboard. We snagged a great deal, but that’s another blog post, fired it up and O . M. G. it does a phenomenal job with the floors. This thing is seriously awesome, seriously! I was worried about the sensors, since my floors are so dark, but she has no problems at all. It runs for a long time, I walk by and say “Hi Hazel, great job you’re doing” while grinning like the cat that swallowed the canary. If you have stairs, you can set up zones so that she doesn’t go near them, these are highly engineered, the company that builds them does a wonderful job.
Every morning she undocks herself, cleans the floors and then redocks to charge again. And since I name everything, I named her Hazel, after the 60’s maid in the sitcom Hazel, one of my favorite shows of that era.
Here’s a video of Hazel in action, boy was she a “doozy."
If you’ve been considering a Roomba, I highly recommend it. She goes from wood to carpet to tile with no problems. She vacuums my closet, under my bed, along my cabinets, and she never complains or gets tired, Hazel is da bomb!!!!!