As a work from home mum with 1 high school kid, 2 at primary school and 2 toddlers at home with me, it is fair to say ‘time management’ is one of my greatest challenges in life. Sometimes the days go swimmingly. I get lots done, dinner is organised before lunch and the laundry is empty. Only joking, the laundry is never empty. Other days I feel like I am sweeping, vacuuming, wiping, scrubbing, mixing, typing, nagging, driving…but still not really accomplishing much. I have had to learn to accept that. But still, I always wonder what it would feel like not to have anything at all to do around the house.
So when the lovely people at Robomaid felt a little of my pain and wanted to help that dream become a reality, I took the opportunity to let the little robot do my vacuuming whilst I sat back and had mojitos on the deck with one eye on a trashy mag and one on the children happily playing away. OK so it wasn’t necessarily a miracle worker but it did free me up to do more wiping, scrubbing, washing, mixing, nagging, driving etc
With 5 boys eating, dragging in dirty footy boots and emptying the kinder sandpit out of their shoes, it is fair to say that sweeping and vacuuming is something I would certainly like to do less.
So I set about letting Mrs Robomaid take over the floors. Now the only problem, or maybe it is a good thing depending on your perspective, is that Mrs R requires you to pick all the
crap stuff off the floor before she goes to work. So you do need to go spend some time picking up the shoes, toys, lego bits etc. She also isn’t great over shag pile rugs so they need to be rolled up.
I am now getting used to the idea of leaving her in a room and closing the door, coming back later to find a nicely vacuumed floor.
If you are a control freak, I would urge you not to watch Mrs Robomaid at work. Despite you having a good idea of where you want her to head, namely to the areas of most crumbs, she will kind of look at you and say “give me time, I will get there eventually, and the longer you stare at me the longer I will take to get there. So off you trot and get back to your mojito and mag and I will let you know when I am done.” And it does get done. You can use a remote control and direct it where you want to go but I think that kind of defeats the purpose unless you want something cleaned up quickly. You can also do other cool stuff like create a virtual wall to prevent it going into certain areas. She does go over short pile carpets such as the green rug in the top pic, but anything longer and she gets a bit cranky.
So if you think you could spend a few hours a week doing something other than vacuuming floors, I am thrilled to offer you the chance to win the Robomaid Vacuum cleaner valued a $369.
Just tell me how you would best spend your day if you had no domestic chores at all and the day was your to do as you pleased? Go and like my Facebook page and spread the word, and you too could have a Robomaid to free you up for much more enjoyable pursuits!
This is not a sponsored post however I was given a Robomaid to review and one to give away to my readers. All opinions are completely my own.
The competition is open to Australian residents only
Entry is via a comment on this blog post & judges decision is final
Winner will be notified by email and must make contact within a week
Competition closes Friday June 14th 5pm AEST
Best of luck!
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