5 Ways To Automate Your Spring Cleaning
1. Automate Your Vacuuming
I was lucky to be gifted an iRobot 650, I take that back, I earned an iRobot 650! At my previous sales job, I had built up award points for being recognized throughout the year from my boss and peers which allowed me to shop on the awards website for basically anything I wanted within the number of points I had accumulated.
Honestly, an automatic vacuum wasn’t even a blip on the radar when I began browsing the website. However, as soon as I sat down with my laptop to begin my online shopping, who snuggled up next to me but our very nosy and curious black lab we call “W” for short. “W” came to us through a great organization that helps the disabled and we have been her puppy raisers for the past 16 months. She didn’t come shed-free and we have literally had to sweep the floor daily. Ding, ding! The radar just went off, I need an iRobot to do automatic vacuuming for us daily! My first thought was that it surely can’t pick up all the daily dog hair, it would clog the filter within minutes. Think again, this is my number one way to automate your spring cleaning!
6 months after receiving the iRobot automatic vacuum, I finally opened the box, charged it, pushed the start button and have wondered why I hadn’t opened it sooner. Not only is it picking up “W’s” dog hair, it has freed up so much time for me to do get more work done elsewhere. We have a few rugs on our hardwood floors and I was amazed how the sensors adjust from the hard surface to a thick fiber rug. I can’t help but think that this would be a wonderful gift for some of the elderly that find it difficult to push a regular vacuum.
2. Automate An Aerosol Deodorizer For Your Home
Do you want fresh smelling clean air throughout your house on a continual basis? Maybe you have pets or cooked fish the night before and can’t get rid of that smell before company comes over.
This automatic deodorizer has a built in LCD clock display to easily program spray intervals of air freshener. The spray intervals range from 1 minute to 60 minutes and it provides approximately 3000 sprays per each 7 ounce can of aerosol. I know that it isn’t that hard to push a spray nozzle to freshen a room, but there have been several times I have walked in the front door on a humid day with company and smelled the “yep, we have dogs” smell. Those are the days, I wish I had an automatic clean air deodorizer. I can also see how this may be beneficial if you are trying to sell your home and have realtors showing it regularly.
3. Automate Your Food Waste
There is more than 70 + million tons of food food waste being dumped in landfills annually. It is a growing problem. Now with green eco-friendly technology, why not automate food waste disposal the easy and quick way? All you have to do is scrape the leftover food into the removable waste container. It can be cooked or uncooked food. You can put chicken and fish bones, fruit pits and rinds into the unit. The only thing you cannot put in is pork and beef bones and anything else that is not edible.
Once the container is placed back in the unit, lock the lid and start processing. The composter heats up to 83 degrees.
Once it is processed, you can add it all directly into your garden and have rich nutrients that help aid plant growth.
4. Automate Your Soap Dispenser
Whether you are cleaning your hands or washing dishes with liquid soap, you can use a hands free automation to dispense the soap.
By gently tapping the neck of the dispenser, kids and adults alike, can easily operate the motion sensor dispenser. Anyone else think this is a great way to avoid cross contamination when handling raw meat? I would also bet that it helps reduce costs of soap supplies.
5. Automate The Cleaning Of The Kitty Litter Box
Not everyone has cats, including us, but we all know people who do. I did raise a few kittens when I was a little girl and had this been invented back then, I would surely have chosen this over cleaning the stinky litter box. The Cat Genie (are these the same people that invented the Diaper Genie, there is a stinky theme here) uses permanent washable granules that never need changing. It’s dust, odor and litter free. It automatically washes and dries itself. How amazing is that? This has to win an award for the greenest and perhaps most economical litter box ever made.
Maybe not all of these 5 ways to automate your spring cleaning will suit you or your budget, so below are other options along with the ones mentioned above. You can find all of these products and so much more at Wayfair.com.