Mapping Your Home’s Dirt with Eco-Friendly Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Picture if you will…

It’s 1:00 a.m. Twin girls are peacefully sleeping. Dog and cat are peacefully sleeping. Husband and wife are peacefully sleeping. Wife is dreaming, and in her dream she begins to hear the sound of a vacuum. It gets closer and closer and closer…until she wakes up. Still hearing the sound of a vacuum. At 1:00 a.m.

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She grabs her husband’s arm, who startles awake, and demands to know what is wrong. He stops and questions the noise, while the dog begins to whine and the cat streaks through the bedroom, and immediately realizes: he accidentally set the Roomba to start cleaning at 1:00 AM instead of 1:00 PM.

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This may or may not have happened to us the first week we had our Roomba. You can only take our word for it, I guess. Let’s just say that around here, the Roomba is now started manually instead of left on a timer!

When we first got the Roomba (my husband has named her Rosie, after the maid on The Jetsons? Yeah…) we were living in a home that was all tile and wood flooring. The only carpet was in the closets. And don’t forget about the cat and the dog…and all that hair. Rosie was a lifesaver for us! Especially after the girls arrived!

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Why I Want a Central Vacuum System

I’m always on the hunt for things that will help ease the allergies we have in our little family. I think my poor husband has the worst of them, honestly. The guy mows the grass after taking allergy pills and putting on a mask, and still spends the rest of the weekend sneezing his head off. So since getting married, I’ve changed a lot of our “normal” habits to be more “allergy friendly”. Things like diffusing essential oils instead of burning candles, etc. But a central vacuum system?! 

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A central vacuum system will reduce the amount of allergens in your home by getting rid of every form of dirt, sending the allergens through a system of hidden tubing in the walls of your home and out of your house! Using a good central vacuum system to clean your home will rid it of most potential harmful irritants, unlike the portable vacuum cleaners that will end up leaving lots of fine dust recirculating in the air.

How the central vacuum system works

The system is composed of individual components, each playing a vital role in reducing the job of the user. The motor is immobile and therefore does not need to be carried around when in use. The lightweight hose attached on the system makes it an easy task to plug into an inlet and start cleaning the debris and dust from your living room or anywhere you want to clean. Additionally, since the dirt is released outside there is no recirculation of dust or release of any unpleasant smell into the room.

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On the Road in July

Can you even believe that it’s August 1? That means 4 months until December!!! (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

Moving on, moving on… let’s not think about Christmas just yet! How about a peek at the top posts here on the blog in the month of July?

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1. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Graeter’s! – The giveaway is over, and heck, the month is over, too, but there’s NEVER a bad time for ice cream! Especially Graeter’s! 

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5 Handheld Vacuum Cleaners Pet Owners Will Love!

It’s been a little hairy around our house these days. There’s lots to get done in a short amount of time, and, I will admit, I haven’t been the best housekeeper recently. (Especially when it comes to all things vacuum cleaners related.) Add to that the fact that, while my hubby normally helps me, he’s been working lots of overtime so he can have some time off when the twins arrive, so the poor thing has been exhausted when he finally gets home. 

And then there’s these two:

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They’re super cute and super amusing and super…HAIRY. And while I originally loved the idea of one being black and one being white…SIGH. The hair. OH, the hair. Come to think of it, I can’t even remember the last time I grabbed our pet brush to give them each a good once-over! I’m not being a very good pet momma these days…

So when Will Tottle reached out to me and asked about sharing a post on handheld vacuum cleaners for pet owners…um, YES. I have a little vacuum, but nothing hand-held, and I was interested to see what he recommended! So, without further ado…here’s Will! 

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