Happy last week of August!
As Fall makes it way in, there is a definite chill in the air. I’m currently sitting here with my cup of tea and writing this blog post while our new family member does the cleaning for me. Wait. What?! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know we received a new robotic vacuum cleaner in the mail. We’ve been testing out our new friend bObi, and we are loving her to pieces! She sweeps, vacuums, mops and disinfects all at once!
I never thought I would own a robotic vacuum. How good could they really be? But when I became fed up with my Swiffer vacuum and how quickly it would lose battery life (not to mention the crummy suction) I decided to give it a whirl. With a toddler who seems to eat all day every day, and is constantly leaving a trail of crumbs, I felt like I was cleaning constantly! Now, all I have to do is push a button, and our bObi does the work for me! How does it get any better?
Here’s what’s included with your bObi:
- Charging Station
- 2 Main Brushes
- Charging Adapter
- Remote Control
- 2 Side Brushes
- Cleaning Brush
- Extra Screw and Blindfold Stickers
- Mop extension
- 2 Mop cloths
- Filter Refill
- Owners Manual
- Syncing Tool
Blake gets a kick out of bObi and loves following her around while screaming. Our dog was a little scared of her at first, but now she doesn’t even phase him!
bObi runs quietly so we can do other things like read and play without being disturbed. She also has 3 different modes. Put her in ‘Go’ mode when you want her to do an entire space. ‘Waffle’ mode is used if you have a small area that needs cleaning. I love using waffle for after meal time! When she’s done cleaning, you can press the ‘Juice’ button where she will find her way back to her charging station until cleaning duty calls again! If she needs help navigating a certain area, all you have to do is grab your trusty remote to help her do the tough spots. I love that I can control her while watching a show on TV!
Before running her, I try to pick up any toys, blankies, or clothing items that might be lying around. That way she can do a really good job. We were worried that she might not like our shaggy area rug, but to our surprise she had no issues transitioning from the hardwood floor. A very cool feature is that bObi has a mop extension and UV light to kill bacteria on our floors. I literally don’t have to lift a finger! She does a great job of picking up crumbs, dog fur and dust.
So, how has bObi changed my cleaning routine? Well, I do a lot less of it. Sure, I still get out my heavy duty vacuum to do a deeper clean sometimes. But for the every day messes, bObi is there to help out while giving me more precious time with my boy. Isn’t that what every Mom wants? Less cleaning! Now if only she could dust and clean my bathrooms…
There are a couple drawbacks with bObi. But nothing major. She seems to have very odd cleaning patterns that seem to take her a long time to get the job done. What would only take me a couple of minutes, takes her much longer. I also don’t really use the mop too often because it needs to be removed before she goes on carpet. If I’m not watching her closely, she will make her way onto our area rug with it still attached. Because our rug is a high pile shag, she does get stuck sometimes, but she just needs a little push to get going again!
All in all, we love our bObi girl for making our lives just a little bit easier! What are your thoughts on robotic vacuum cleaners?
*this is a collaboration post with bObi. All thoughts expressed are my own.