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Friends, I had a meltdown the other day.
A full-on lock myself in the bathroom, ugly crying, snotty tissues meltdown.
It had been a day. My stress level was off the charts, thanks to a to-do list that just kept getting longer.
After the umpteenth thing didn’t go according to plan that day, I lost it.
Later that day after licking my wounds, Grunt and I pulled out our calendars to plan out the rest of the summer and see about squeezing in one more fun trip with our girl.
It became quickly apparent that we didn’t have as much free time as we thought we did this summer.
Add to that, the previously mentioned to-do list and it became abundantly clear to me – time is fleeting and especially the summer.
It was then I also realized my never-ending to-do list means nothing. There’s not a thing on it that’s really all that important in the grand scheme of things.
What is important is making sure I spend every possible second I can during these special summer days with my best girl. She’s growing – fast, and I want to be stress-free and present for her, not a slave to my to-do list.
Cleaning the house is a constant on my to-do list. It’s always a hot mess and I just don’t have that much time to clean it. One thing I’m able to cross off my to-do list now though, without leaving my seat I might add, is vacuuming the floors.
Meet Greta. She’s an iRobot® Roomba® i7+. And she is a godsend.
For the first time, in a loooong time, I’m actually ok not putting on my house shoes when I first get up in the morning – because my floors are no longer always covered with dirt, crumbs and other questionable debris.
Greta vacuums every flooring surface clean: wood, tile, carpet, rugs – everything. The Roomba i7+ has Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes that are flexible so they hug every type of floor surface. They were also made to stand up to hair – it doesn’t get tangled in the Roomba. With a dog and two girls with long hair that both shed like a dog, that’s important stuff, folks.
When I’m ready for Greta to clean, all I have to do open up the iRobot HOME App on my phone and hit clean.
The Roomba i7+ has Imprint™ Smart Mapping Technology, so after running a few times, she mapped out my floor plan all on her own. All I had to do was go in and name the rooms. With the floor plan in place, I have the option to choose to have Greta clean certain areas, rather than the whole house. I don’t even have to be home for her to clean, I can open up the app anywhere and put her to work. You can also opt to set up a cleaning schedule to have your Roomba clean on certain days and times.
Greta also cleans up after herself. She automatically empties her bin into a disposable bag that holds 30 bins of dirt, dust and hair.
I don’t have to think about vacuuming for weeks at a time. That means more time for my best girl.
If you need us, we’ll be by the pool this summer soaking in the sunshine and sweetness of being seven – and telling the to-do list exactly where it can go….
From now until 6/29, you can save $150 off the same Roomba i7+ I have – find it here!
You can also save on other select floor cleaning robots thru 6/29 as well – that robot mop is going at the top of my wish list!
I’ll be reporting back in a month or so about how my Roomba is doing – leave any questions you’d like answered in the comments below!