Roombas have been around for a while.  Whenever I saw them I was like, "Well, at worst, this is stupid, and at best, this is a cute novelty."

Let me set the scene for you.  I've been living at my apartment for around four years or so and recently found a new place that I wanted to move into.  Because I'm moving out the landlords want to show my apartment to people — a pretty reasonable thing! — but this means I have to clean.  Okay, easy. I mop a bit, I sweep a bit, and I figure I'm done.  They send me a slightly passive-aggressive email after saying that it isn't quite as clean as they expected.

I was angry.  "What!  I spent half a day mopping and sweeping!"  It turns out I suck at both of those things.  After doing a "deep sweep" — fueled by my rage — I discovered that the dust I had left behind was approximately the size and density of a baseball.  

This was gross.  

How did I miss all this?  

When did this accumulate?


The Problems

  1. I don't clean as often as I should.
  2. I don't know how to clean well.
  3. I don't really want to dust things or vacuum floors.

These caused me to have a Dust-Bowl-chic apartment.


The Solution

My friend then mentioned his robo-vacuum and I was like, "Haha, Roombas?  More like...Roomdon'ts."  

But I started to look at them anyway.

I got excited watching the videos of them and took the plunge: I bought this guy and tried it out.

At first, he — it seemed like a 'he' so I named him Scootyboi and gave him a personality, like a little robot pet — glided around my apartment bumping into literally everything, like a little drunk cat.  He's gotten better about it, but I'm not sure if that's his programming or if I got unlucky the first few times.  But he sweeps.  And he scoots around.  I'm honestly surprised at how well it works.

Highly recommend.

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