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A handy gadget...

This is in the ladies thread guys, so if you dont get it, dont worry about it!!

Okay, I know that as weather has been getting better we are all spending more time out and about on our bikes, and sometimes our housework can suffer, right?!

(At least I know mine does...that and all my pets make it a full time job keeping up!!)

So, i got this nifty lil thing the other day and I am IN LOVE!!!



Its a IRobot Scooba, it vacuums and mops my tile floors for me!! Which means the hours I spend on my floor every week are over, and I can spend more time playing with my bike!!!

I would highly recommend checking into one of these if you are like me and want to spend more time riding but worry about the house being icky!!

They also make a Roomba, that just vacuums, I am getting mine in the mail today! (actually its not name brand, but is the same thing and the reviews were great on it, plus it was much cheaper on Ebay!) The Roomba can be scheduled to do my house when I am at work so I come home to clean floors every day!!
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This is in the ladies thread guys, so if you dont get it, dont worry about it!!

Okay, I know that as weather has been getting better we are all spending more time out and about on our bikes, and sometimes our housework can suffer, right?!

(At least I know mine does...that and all my pets make it a full time job keeping up!!)

So, i got this nifty lil thing the other day and I am IN LOVE!!!



Its a IRobot Scooba, it vacuums and mops my tile floors for me!! Which means the hours I spend on my floor every week are over, and I can spend more time playing with my bike!!!

I would highly recommend checking into one of these if you are like me and want to spend more time riding but worry about the house being icky!!

They also make a Roomba, that just vacuums, I am getting mine in the mail today! (actually its not name brand, but is the same thing and the reviews were great on it, plus it was much cheaper on Ebay!) The Roomba can be scheduled to do my house when I am at work so I come home to clean floors every day!!
















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I think they also make a lawn mower version...
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They don't make the lawn mower version its another company. I serouisly considered it about a year ago.

I have the green Romba Discovery Sage. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I run it about once every other day. It helps keep on top of the cat hair and the other crap. At least till I run the manual normal bagless vacuum about once a week. Plus it goes right from carpet, the hardwood, to ceramic tile. It does awesome in the basement where the entire place is tile with various rugs.

I didn't get the Scooba because I don't think you can use it on pergo and my basement is like 1200 sq ft which it can't do without adding more solution. Same reason I don't use we the wet swiffers down there. Just a waste over the old school mop n bucket way.

They also have one call the Dirt Dog for outside in garages and shops. Capable of picking up large items of debris.

So Rae... how long have you had it now? Do you have or plan on getting a vacuum version.




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I've used the Roomba before, an old roomy had it. Great drunk entertainment, kept the cats busy for hours while cleaning. But there was always that one spot on the carpet that it would never get.
Oh yeah, and remember to put up the "barrier" in front of the stairs, they don't clean them very well, but the parts scatter for a long way!!

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It helps keep on top of the cat hair and the other crap. At least till I run the manual normal bagless vacuum about once a week.
Like Gas Man said, if you are the cleanaholic I think you are, you will still go normal vac and not eliminate it completely. It does a nice job of keeping the floor ok, but it just doesn't do the same job a normal vacuum does when you want that oh so clean feel to your house. I haven't seen what the scooba is capable as far as mopping, but I am thinking probably about the same as the roomba does for carpet.

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They have a stairs detector... knock on wood.... my roomba hasn't took that tumble.

You find that the best thing to do for these things is to clean them out. Do their little wheels, rollers, filters and catch reseviors after every use. Then sometimes take the time to see what else you can get to, to clean.




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My Roomba is getting delivered today!!

As for flooring, I have all tile downstairs and all pergo upstairs, so I dont have to worry about the carpet thing with either the Roomba or Scooba.

The Scooba is great on my tile floors, I am afraid to run it on my pergo, but I have rugs on that so I just vacuum once a week or so...most of my pet hair issue is on the tile floor anyway, thats where we all spend most of the time...

As for cleaning, it does a better job than I can do with a regular mop or my swiffer wet jet! It goes around and around, cleaning the same area at least twice and doesnt leave streaks on the floor and the quality of the clean is incredible!! I cant tell you enough how much I love it!! To give you an idea, I am a cleaning nazi , i cleaned my tile floor for 1.5 hours last Tuesday, I got the Scooba Wednesday, let it charge overnight and set it up to run on Thursday and the water was BLACK!! Like super icky!! I have run it several times since then and it gets a lil better every time!! And the time its saving me was well worth the cost!!

You do need to clean it after every use, and depending on how dirty my floor is, I may stop i halfway through to clean the scrubber and debris picker upper, just a puch of a button, it slides out, rinse it off, and pop it back in!! And it will clean my entire downstairs at least twice before the battery gets low!!
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You didnt see her completly rearange her Living room. She was like a possed mad woman. now im gonna get beat like a next time i go over there. sorry for my bad typing i got a jacked up shoulder.

Who needs tools i got zip ties & electrical tape

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i never had much faith in the whole roomba thing. i thought it is too good to be true. but hearing you all talk of it, perhaps it's a purchase i should consider.

last year i received a dyson from my in-laws for my bday. i think the dyson is a bit over-rated. i have yet to be impressed with it's endless suction. however, i did have my hubby pick me up the dyson root 6. it's the dustbuster type dyson (handheld). i haven't used it yet, but i figured it'd be good for vacuuming the car and small messes.
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All I have to say is, I was just amused when I watched it clean her floors. I could watch that thing for hours, yes I know. I am easly amused
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I have thought of getting the Roomba so many times, I'm sure would save me time in my day! My upstairs is all hardwood and the basement is carpeted. Last time I had the downstairs carpet professionally cleaned I put up a babygate so no doggies on the carpet down there. My bedroom is carpeted but not too many issues in there. I have a bagless Bissell that is awesome, I know every nook & cranny is getting cleaned plus I can only imagine if the dogs that run the house all day when I'm gone think its a toy.....

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HOld on Rae.. if you're is getting delievered today how did you use it last week???

And a Dyson will be my next household cleaning tool! I want one BAD! The other week my buddy showed me that he got one. I was so jealous. Then we laughed... I knew he was old but I always laugh that I know I'm old when I get excited about appliences!




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That thing must drive your pets crazy! My cats would have hated it. Then again I live in a dorm so I have no need for such a thing at the moment. When I move out though I am definately going to remember this thread. I hate cleaning.

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My cats use to freak out. Now the one cat don't do anything until it bumps the cat... then the cat moves... the dog use to get a kick out of it too!




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My cats use to freak out. Now the one cat don't do anything until it bumps the cat... then the cat moves... the dog use to get a kick out of it too!
Good to know. I really think my small dogs (now my parents') would go crazy chasing it or rather running from it.

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HOld on Rae.. if you're is getting delievered today how did you use it last week???

And a Dyson will be my next household cleaning tool! I want one BAD! The other week my buddy showed me that he got one. I was so jealous. Then we laughed... I knew he was old but I always laugh that I know I'm old when I get excited about appliences!
I got the Scooba last week and used it, the Roomba came yesterday and is charging right now, but I think its going to be great!! ( i played with it already! ) The Scooba also vacuums, just not as much so as the Roomba and with the pet hair, I would prefer not to wear down the scooba trying to vacuum instead of mop!!

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That thing must drive your pets crazy! My cats would have hated it. Then again I live in a dorm so I have no need for such a thing at the moment. When I move out though I am definately going to remember this thread. I hate cleaning.
Actually, my cats dont even care, they just look at it, and my dogs are so spastic I dont think theyve noticed it yet.
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OIC... you went all out!!! Where did you get them?




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Actually, my cats dont even care, they just look at it, and my dogs are so spastic I dont think theyve noticed it yet.
That's wierd, I would've thought the cats would attack it.

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