I received a product in exchange for this post. All opinions, thoughts and words are my own.
By now, you all know that I love anything that makes life simpler and easier. I am all about tips and tricks that save me time and allow me to spend more of that time with my family. You also know that we have two dogs and dogs cause, well a mess. So do kids, but our little one isn’t quite mobile yet to cause that big of a mess. Our messes are usually caused by the dogs (and my hubby). During a normal week, I usually spend anywhere from one to two hours vacuuming once a day, three to four times a week. That is 208 hours a year that I spend vacuuming! That is insane. I don’t even want to know how many hours a year I spend cleaning the kitchen, bathroom and other rooms! Here are a few tips for a cleaner home that I have discovered make my life much easier as a mom and wife:
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Set a Timer. Setting a timer for 15 or 30 minutes, however much time you have really helps me to be more productive. If I know I only have 15 minutes to clean up, I pick up the things I can see first and then work on the other things such as wiping down counters, cleaning baseboards, etc.
Create a Schedule. Creating a cleaning schedule has helped me tremendously. I use my Google calendar, and schedule recurring calendar appointments for various cleaning tasks. For example: on Tuesdays I clean the bathrooms, on Thursdays, I clean the floors, etc. Create a schedule that works for you and your family.
Make a List of Daily Tasks. For example: I always do the dishes, wipe the counters and make the bed daily. In the morning, I get up, make the bed and unload the dishwasher. At night, I load the dishwasher and wipe the counters. These seemingly little tasks can really help to keep your house clean (especially for those unexpected guests that pop in).
Along with these 3 easy cleaning tips, we have a new member of our family that has made cleaning so much more easy. (Ok, maybe not a family member…but pretty darn close). When I first heard about the robotic vacuum ‘craze’, I wasn’t quite sold. Sure, it would be nice to not have to spend my time vacuuming each day, but I was skeptical. Do they really work? Would they clean the dog fur like a ‘normal’ vacuum? Is it really worth the money? YES, YES, YES!
I am so unbelievably impressed with the Neato Robotics Botvac Connected. This vacuum has completely changed my cleaning routine. Where I would spend hours a week vacuuming, I can now spend those hours focusing on other household tasks. We lovingly call our Neato Botvac Connected “Neato Lancaster” (you can even give your Botvac a name when you use the app on your phone). Right out of the box, using the Neato Botvac Connected was a wonderful experience. You unbox the product, plug it up to charge, download the app on your phone and connect to your home’s wi-fi network.
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The Neato Robotics Botvac Connected runs off of your home’s wireless network and you can ‘drive’ it with the app on your phone. For example-I was out of town last week, on my way home I knew that there was probably dog fur everywhere, so I opened my Neato app and told Neato Lancaster to vacuum. I came home to clean floors! How nice is that? You can also create a cleaning schedule for your Neato Botvac Connected and it will run on that schedule automatically.
I was a little worried that after a few weeks or normal use (I usually run it once a day) that it would maybe start to get slower, or worse not work at all. That is not the case at all! This thing is a tank, it has held up amazingly and looks just as nice as the day it arrived. I love that our home feels cleaner
I have so many wonderful things to say about the Neato Robotics Botvac Connected. The company’s customer service is amazing, the product is easy to use and has drastically changed the way I clean my home (for the better!).
If you want to see how the Botvac Connected works-below is a demo video.