2 words come to mind when thinking about doing chores at home. F*** cleaning.
Yeah I said it.
Pardon my french, but I think we can all agree that no one in their right mind enjoys cleaning the house.
Unless, you ARE that ‘I-like cleaning-because-it’s-therapeutic’ type of person.
And in that case, go away…this article is not for you.
For the rest of you, stick around and start thinking of what you will do now that your house can clean itself! Well, some of these solutions might not be 100% automated, but they will make you 100% happier (results may vary).
As we cover some of these options, think about how often they might come in handy each day and the total amount of time you could save.
If you have over-large windows or would prefer to not wear out your shoulders while cleaning your windows, look no further than the Gecko automated window cleaner.
This type of window cleaner will use a motor to suction-hold itself on the window while cleaning.
The robot has three different route options and is programmed to clean the windows with maximum efficiency.
We ranked this cute little guy at #10 due to the low return on investment for the average household consumer.
Tired of scooping your cat’s litter box on a daily basis?
This automation tool comes in at # 9 on our list when it comes to #2.
With its unique design, the litter box literally tips over so the side compartment can filter out the waste from the good cat litter. This is the perfect way to clean out the litter box quickly with a couple swift movements.
Don’t have cats? Nothing is better than a friend receiving a delightful gift of automation.
This bad boy can help you out twofold.
You can adjust the soap output per use to automatically reduce the amount each time you wash your hands. Depending on how many people are in your family, this could save you thousands of dollars over the next 100 years or so.
Avoid Spreading Germs
The last thing you need to do before washing your hands is spread any bacteria on your household items. This will allow you to simply wave of your hand in front of the sensor and magically, the soap will appear on your hand.
Technically, this soap dispenser won’t help you automate the cleaning around the house, but it can help stretch the time until the next refill; hence automation.
Holy Sheets! …and pants and socks and underwear.
Laundry will never be the same with this new contraption. No need to unload the washer to move your laundry to the dryer because you washer IS your dryer.
How come this hasn’t been around until now?
This is the ultimate way to do laundry. Not only do you need to move your clothes in one time only, but you can also control the entire cleaning process from their application.
No more wrinkled clothes as well. You have the ability to time the drying cycle so you can be back in time to immediately grab your clean clothes. This will allow you to clean the entire load while running errands or going to see movie.
Because the cost is a bit high for the average consumer, we listed this washer/dryer at #7 on our list.
Wave goodbye to your old trash can and wave hello to this new one.
That is all you need to do to open the lid on this trash can. Wave your hand once over the top and you will be able to toss that smelly garbage right in.
Speaking of smelly, the trash can will close the lid automatically to seal away any unwanted odors from your home.
This specific touchless trash can has a 21-gallon capacity which has helped me reduce the amount of trips to the garage to take out the trash. By stretching out the time it take to fill up the trash can, I can eliminate about 1 trip per week.
Do you have tile or hardwood floors?
Let’s be real. How often do you mop the floor? Embarrassingly, I sometimes go a couple months without mopping because it is the last thing on my mind.
With the iRobot Bravva automated mop you will get excited to mop the floor. At the push of a button, you can sit back and relax, while the mop takes care of business for you.
There is some minor prep work for each use, but it surely trumps rolling up your sleeves and scrubbing the floors yourself. Because of this, we scored the Braava #5 on our list.
The mop is relatively quiet which makes it easy to watch television or have a conversation without interruption.
Finally, we can find a way to wipe off that marinara sauce that has been baking to the microwave walls for 7 months.
Just stick this mama in the microwave and cook for a few minutes and see how easy the food wipes clean. For under $10, this can save you from an hour of tough scrubbing.
It is so simple, yet extremely effective. For this reason, the Angry Mama Cleaner made the #3 spot on the list.
There’s no need to step out of the house for fresh air again.
This 3-in-1 air purifier will capture 99.97% of allergens, dust, and germs. This is a must-have if you are sensitive to allergies or air impurities. It is also a necessity if you have pets because it will help eliminate pet dander from lingering in the home. With a charcoal filter, the purifier will help control unwanted odors.
Turn it on and completely automate clean air breathing from here on out.
Get rid of that toilet bowl scrubber and start automating the scrubbing.
The only difference is with this tool, it will keep the toilet smelling fresh each time you flush. Compared to those toilet bleach tablets, this toilet cleaner will keep the bowl clean for months at a time.
Simply attach the hoses and enjoy a cleaner, fresher bathroom.
Last, but certainly not least, we have the popular Roomba.
This little robot can do so much with complete automation including:
- Auto clean on a schedule so the cleaning doesn’t interrupt your day
- Automatically docks/charges after each clean
- Compatible with Alexa and your smart phone for full control
This device will work independently on almost any surface, making the iRobot Roomba the #1 tool on our home cleaning automation list.
Ready – Set – Automate!
Let’s start today:
- Choose one tool above to help you automate cleaning around the house
- Think about other chores at home that you could automate
- Relax while you work smarter, not harder
- Let us know if we missed any important tools so we can share with the community
*Also, learn how to further automate your shopping here.
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