If you decide to give me a surprise visit one day, you will most probably find me with my hair tied up in a messy bun, a mop in one hand and a washcloth in the other. I love to clean and organize things. My day often begins with cleaning up after my infant son who loves to throw everything on the floor, and my husband who very conveniently forgets the wet towel on the sofa. From my own bedroom to the minuscule garden in the backyard, I ensure everything is in order and gleaming clean.
While it doesn’t feel like an unbearable chore to me, I do wish I could get my hands on some of the high-tech smart devices that help you clean around the house effortlessly. Every year, several kinds of smart tools make an appearance in the market. It isn’t easy to know which one you should go for.
There is a scrubber that will leave your bathroom spotless and a robot that mops the inaccessible areas of your house. These two are on the top of my wishlist, but my list is pretty long. I have shortlisted a few smart cleaning gadgets that every tech-savvy person will adore! Take a look:
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1. The Microfibre Robot Cleaning Ball
Gone are the days when vacuum cleaner was considered a luxury – hoovering up all the dust from the carpets is such a pain in the neck! This amazingly cute ball of microfiber fur is a life-saver for those of you who hates dust and dusting. The Robot Cleaning Ball is a fluffy robotic duster that whizzes around the house eating up every bit of dust bunnies. It automatically changes directions when an obstacle comes in its way.
The best part is it can act as a toy for your pets and children. Cats simply love to chase it, but hey, it is not hiding any bird inside it! Once the cleaning session is over, you can easily wash the fur coat in the washing machine. The Mocoro Robot Cleaning Ball is available in several cutesy colors like shocking pick, bright orange, and pastel green.
2. Energy Star Portable Dishwasher
You might be saving up for a new phone, but I am counting pennies for this beauty! The portable dishwasher does its work super quietly and returns the dishes sparkling clean. It features spacious, adjustable racks with stainless steel interior which is durable and doesn’t wear with time. The low noise it generates during operation s a relief when you have a bad headache at the end of a hectic day. The dishwasher has 6 wash programs (all-in-1, Heavy, Normal, Light, Rinse and Speed), and a faucet adapter for a quick connection.
3. CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Wand
Are you a germaphobe who loathes public loos and is obsessed with defeating microbes on your phone’s touch-screen? I think CleanWave Sanitizing Wand is a perfect gadget for you. Keep it in your house ready to triumph over viruses and bacteria or fit it in your backpack when you go out. It has a compact size which makes it ideal for travelling.
The UV-C technology is designed to kill viruses, odor-causing bacteria, molds, and allergens present on the surfaces. It is a chemical-free, portable solution to sanitize items and surfaces such as cell phones, remote controls, keyboards, faucets, toilet seats, earphone, ATMs and much more! Get your very own wand and conquer the germs.
4. Smart Robotic Pool Cleaner
Summer vacations are just around the corner and we are longing to get into our swimming pools. Imagine sitting on a poolside, sipping on a refreshingly frosty cocktail. You are almost ready to plunge into the pool when you notice the build up of residuals on the walls and floor. Ugh, what a killjoy! You will head back into your home and stand under the shower to get rid of the gross feeling.
Well, you have three options. Clean the pool yourself and suffer a backache, spend a fortune and call a pool cleaning service or invest in an automatic pool cleaning robot such as the Dolphin Nautilus Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner. The smart gadget has a powerful direct-drive motor that automatically cleans the floors and walls of the pool, scrub off dirt spots and suck up stubborn algae. If you use your swimming pool regularly, it is a must buy!
5. Mopet Robot Mop
I have two words for it: cuteness overloaded! Mopet Robot Mop has to be the most loveable cleaning tool out there. Available in pink and brown colors, the fuzzy robotic mop guarantees a clean house and an ‘aww’ effect. Let the nifty cleaner roam around your house and watch it gobble up all the dust bunnies, grit, and dirt off the floors.
It can run up to six hours and releases a heavenly scent! Due to its tiny size, Mopet squeezes itself into narrow spots and gets rid of the filth which is otherwise beyond reach. It has a removable microfiber coat that can be hand or machine washed. Just a little reminder: the stickers on the top of Mopet might make your children think it is a toy.
6. Litter-Robot II Classic
Attention, all the cat-owners, attention! Litter-Robot II Classic is your BFF! If you have a cat, you must know the nuisance of cleaning the litter box. Worse, when you forget to remove it on time, your cat ends up relieving itself elsewhere! Yikes.
Litter-Robot II Classis is an ideal smart gadget if you have multiple small to medium sized cats. The automatic self-cleaning litter box has one basic function that liberates you from the disgusting duty of scooping out the litter. Moreover, it reduces the bad odor and has a self-cleaning function. The price may be a bit on the steep side for some but worth it.
7. Eufy RoboVac 11
Allergies are the worst. I find myself suffering from a common cold and hay fever throughout the year. It is so bad that a speck of a dust can trigger it. I stumbled upon Eufy RoboVac 11 on a forum and since then, I have been eyeing it for my next purchase. Clean the whole house with Eufy RoboVac 11 without any exertion. It has HEPA-style filter that gobbles up mold, spores, dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens invisible to the naked eye. Its infrared sensors help it to change its direction when it hits an obstacle. It is battery operated that function for up to 1.5 hours. It comes highly rated and you can find it on Amazon.
8. The Laundroid
Don’t you just hate doing laundry? The task of starting up the machine, adding the detergent and waiting for each cycle to finish is rather lengthy. Then there is the torment of drying and stacking. If you have the same emotions as I do, the Laundroid is perfect for you. The Laundroid was first introduced in 2015. It is a robot the size of a refrigerator that will happily wash your clothes, dry them, and neatly fold them in just 10 minutes. Its final version is set to be released in 2019 via Panasonic, but I’d suggest start saving up because it is for $16,000!
9. Dyson V6 Mattress Handheld Vacuum
Our mattresses are home to a plethora of germs and allergens. Washing the mattress is a huge task and often quite an impossible one too. If your mattress has been a victim of countless leaked diapers, spit ups and other horrid things, you need Dyson V6 Mattress Handheld Vacuum to clean it. It has a HEPA filter system and a digital motor that sucks up dirt, mites, allergens, and other nasty particles from mattresses through a strong vacuum action.
We would recommend replacing your mattress every 8 to 10 years. You can buy new ones now in any size; rolled and vacuum packed in the factory for easy transport. We just got our Super King delivered, and managed to move to the master bedroom up stairs via a narrow and rather steep staircase without any hassle.
Well, that’s it for my list! It takes a lot of time and effort to clean the house, and let’s admit it, it mostly goes unappreciated and taken for granted. In the world of developing technology, we should take every advantage to make our lives easier and embrace smart cleaning devices.