As you may have read in my ‘A New Mom’s Favorite Gadgets’ post, “Roomby” the Roomba has recently become the fifth member of our family.
In the later months of my pregnancy, a few complications had me both tired and being careful about how much I did around the house. This was perfect timing to team up with iRobot around their Roomba 980 vacuum!
The Roomba 980 is a robot vacuum like you’ve probably seen, but this model has the capability to clean your entire house in under 2 hours! It’s also WiFi connected which Jeff was so excited about I can’t even tell you. I didn’t really get the benefits of this until he explained… we can be out to dinner, or on vacation somewhere, and we just open the iRobot app and push a button to have Roomby clean the house while were gone. What!?!??!? I may never push a vacuum again.
We use Roomby everywhere now. At first I was skeptical that he could do the rugs as well as he did the wood floors or the tile. He can. I was worried he’d get stuck in corners or behind the thresholds in some areas of our house. He doesn’t. And I was worried I’d have to go around and vacuum some areas more after he did his thing. I don’t.
For busy moms or just busy people, I can’t recommend the Roomba enough. I realize the 980 is a pricey item but they have several models and one of the smaller ones may be fine for your home. And besides, can you really put a price on sitting back with a glass of wine while a robot cleans your whole house for you?? 😉