How to keep your sanity (and your house from being destroyed) with three toddlers

First off I would like to say I am NOT getting paid to tell you this.  I have no affiliation to this company or product, I purchased it myself, use it and LOVE it.

I'd like to introduce you to one of my BFFs
It's probably the closest I will ever come to having a housekeeper.  It's an iRobot vacuum and what my husband calls the "best invention EVER".  We've had this little beauty for over a year now and could not be happier with it.  We don't have any of the fancy accessories that make it turn itself off and on and go back to a charging station and charge itself, we actually unplug it when we want to use it and plug it back in when we are done, so we are doing sooooome work, Ha!  But I have fallen even more in love with it lately......

My three kiddos have decided that it's the most fun thing to run away from.  PLUS they know we have to pick up all the toys before we can run it.  So when I want the toys picked up I ask if they want to run the "robot vacuum" as they call it and I get three excited kids picking up all their toys as fast as they can!
  So when we're all done not only are the toys picked up but the floor is clean too!  A few things you  might be wondering about~ when we first got it we had ZERO carpet in the house.  I never swept, it does a great job on wood floors.  Yes it goes beautifully over rugs, even at different heights.  See in the picture the dark rug with the candyland rug on top of it?  It goes from the carpet, onto the dark rug, onto the candyland rug with ease at all different heights.

Something to put on your Christmas list people!  I highly recommend it (and so do the two other familiy members I know who have one too!).  Just thought I would share that with you.


  1. i have 2 toddlers and a 9 month old... hardwood floors... i really think i need one! lol...

  2. I LOVE mine too!!!! It is the best! I love how it goes under the bed and gets all of the dust bunnies!!!

  3. My husband bought me one not too long ago and although I love my Dyson and actually like vacuuming, with my baby and working full time, this little robot is SO handy!! I LOVE using it for the in between times when I can't really vacuum (I still have to because of 2 dogs *sigh*). :)

  4. How does it do w/corners - you know how dust gathers in the corners of a room and along with edge of the wall.

  5. I want one! Anything that will help keep the house clean sounds great to me!

  6. We've had ours about 6 months...LOVE HER (I call her Ms. Roomba)! LOL

  7. I've seen those, but I always figured they couldn't possibly work that well. I might have to pick one of those up! Plus, I can totally see my oldest running from it and having a blast like you mentioned your kids do. That is seriously funny! Great tip!

  8. I think I need one of those. Nice to have a glowing review....now off to google for the best price!

  9. hey! im a new follower here, great stuff! I could spend all day getting caught up on your old posts! =]

  10. Too funny. My husband has been after me to get one of these but he's a gadget junky. Guess I'll have to try it. Anything to get my kids to pick up their toys. LOL

  11. i think i need one of those too! i could tell my son that if he doesn't pick them up the robot will eat them;} haha

  12. Thanks for the review! It sounds amazing!

  13. Jane- it does really well in the corners. It has a spinning brush on the side that throws dirt and what not out in front of itself so it can reach everything. I'm impressed every time I use it.

    Kim- if you husband is pushing you to buy one, jump on that chance!!! My husband thought I was a bit crazy when I wanted it, now he says it's the best thing ever.

  14. I have the mop version...Scooba...and love it! We have tile floors throughout most of our house. With two cats and a toddler it works wonders! It vacuums, mops and dries the floors. Kinda pricey if you buy new but I got mine off eBay in great condition for a lot less.

    Here's a review I did last year on it. http://freebates.blogspot.com/2009/07/who-does-your-floors-scooba-does-mine.html

  15. My sister has one of these and swears by it! I'm thinking that should definitely go on my wish list:)

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