5 Smart Gadgets to Help Clean Your Home
No one actually enjoys cleaning his or her home— it’s just something that has to be done. Between having to vacuum, mop, take out the trash, clean up the pool, dust, and more, there’s a lot to do; with such little time. And while cutting corners isn’t the best solution to make your chores faster and easier, there are several new products that help in the day-to-day cleaning.
These 5 gadgets will prove to make cleaning a faster, more hands-off process—letting you enjoy things that you actually want to do.
iRobot Roomba 960 Wi-Fi Connected Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
We are all familiar with Dyson and other top vacuum brands. These collect tons of pet hair and debris without a glitch, but it still means you have to use them—passing the vacuum back and forth all throughout your home. Roombas make that a thing of the past since they wirelessly vacuum room-to-room.
The Roomba 960 model is the one that’s to be particularly noted. It connects via Wi-Fi and uses an app that lets you customize various settings (such as operating times). The app also let’s you monitor a map of cleaned areas. Unlike other Roomba models, the Roomba 960 is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free voice commands.
When running, it automatically adjusts to various flooring, whether it’s carpets, hardwoods, laminate and floor mats. With multi-room coverage, it can keep track of its location, letting it vacuum all of the correct places in multiple rooms. And like the other Roomba models, the 960 works around furniture and other obstacles (it’s short 3.6” stature allows it to go underneath higher cleared tables, chair and sofas).
Simply select where you’d like the Roomba to run and manage it wirelessly on the iRobot HOME App—it’s just that easy.
iRobot Braava Jet 240 Mopping Robot
IRobot has really made its way into wireless cleaning. It’s not just the Roomba that they’ve created; they’ve also made a mopping robot. The Braava Jet 240 Mopping Robot puts away the need for a pail and mop. It automatically cleans all hard flooring types in a variety of rooms such as: kitchens, bathrooms and homes with hardwoods and laminate.
Since it’s pretty small in build, the mopping robot can mop in hard to reach places (like the area around dishwashers, refrigerators and toilets). It’s precision Jet Spray and Vibrating Cleaning Head, removes liquids that have dried (coffee stains, juice, etc.). The Braava Jet is gentle on floors, so you don’t have to worry about it scratching anything.
Bruno Smart Trashcan
The Bruno Smart Trashcan is a two-in-one product. It 1) has a built in dust pan that sucks any dust or pet hair that’s inserted into it and 2) it’s a hands-free, motion-detected trashcan. What makes this product even greater is its additional smartphone app, which notifies you when it’s time to empty the trashcan—including when it’s trash day! It also alerts you when it’s time to buy new trash bags.
Solar Breeze NX Automatic Pool Skinner
Anyone with a swimming pool knows that they require tons of daily maintenance. The Solar Breeze NX Automatic Pool Skinner makes pool upkeep simpler. The solar powered machine dispenses necessary cleansing chemicals and skims the pool surface—cleaning floating debris (90-95% of anything that’s floating). And though it operates on solar power, the pool skinner’s internal power storage allows it to operate hours after sunsets.
5. Whirlpool Cabrio Smart Washer and Dryer
The Whirlpool Cabrio Smart Washer and Dryer are changing how clothes are being cleaned and dried. For starters, it features a mobile app that let’s you control these appliances from anywhere. With the app, you can remotely start, pause or stop a cycle, see how far into the cycle items are, activate a Wrinkle Shield feature and monitor energy usage. You can also custom cleaning based on what’s being washed (ie: swimwear, towels, etc.).
The washer and driers can pair with Nest Thermostats to better conserve energy. Since the Nest thermostat recognizes when you are away or at home, the Whirlpool washer and drier can adapt to the needed energy.
To add onto these features, there is another component to the washer and drier, in that they can order supplies when you are running low on detergent. It can sync to your Amazon account for automatic and easy purchasing.
Just remember that cleaning your home doesn’t have to be complicated. Some things can be remotely managed, making every day tasks easier for you to do. These devices are something of a special offer—the ability to free up your time; allowing you to do things you actually enjoy.