Remote Control Cleaning

Sep 6, 2012 college life, housecleaning, new roomba, 0 Comments
New Roomba


I’m lazy. Ask anyone.

It’s particularly apparent when it comes to organizing my room and cleaning. One year out of college, I have other things on my mind rather than cleaning up after myself. I have to work, I have to feed myself, and I have to sleep.

I know it sounds terrible, but I’m being honest.

I always feel like I need more time and so, more often than not, something slips through the cracks, usually the task of vacuuming. However, I also prefer not to live with uninvited roommates like insects. That’s why the new Roomba would be perfect for me.

Who actually enjoys vacuuming? If you do, please let me know because it’s my least favorite chore. The noise is unbearable. So, any Roomba is preferable, but if you want to know the difference between the new robot vacuum cleaner and the old classic Roomba, here it goes: the new Roomba comes with a wireless remote that can supposedly control the device from anywhere in the house (or apartment, if the case may be).

It’s not just a remote, but a sleek digital controller. Now, I don’t have to get up to turn on the television or vacuum — so that’s good news.

The Roomba also comes packaged with “Virtual Wall Lighthouses” that basically use infrared sensors to help the Roomba scan a room to clean it completely. You can also program a time for the cleaning to take place (like when you’re not even home), or use the robot like a remote control car, your choice. You can even program the thing to vacuum more than one room at a time (but still thoroughly). This new Roomba vacuum is still a bit expensive for me ($700) but I’m sure it will be worth it.


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Jessie Atkin is a recent college graduate with a B.A. in English. She works on a laptop and has been known to self-remedy (with little or no panic) some minor technical catastrophes along the lines of downloads, freeze ups, and general technical confusion. She is also a movie trivia buff.

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