There are certain things in my life that are on
my non-negotiable list. Like a dishwasher. This was added to the non-negotiable
list when my husband and I first moved in together. Even though I didn't have a
dishwasher when I lived alone, I never wanted to get stuck washing dishes that
weren't my own. As we have moved through our life together, we added a
hypoallergenic dog (his non-negotiable) and two kids (mine); other essential
items have been added to list, like a washer and dryer, shoes off at the door
and everyone takes their dirty clothes to the hamper. While these incarnations
are fairly benign, my list of non-negotiables got one more recent addition when
I discovered the LG HOM-BOT vacuum cleaner.
According the Bureau of
Labor Statistics, the average amount of time a woman spends doing
household chores exceeds two hours a day. Two full hours spent repairing,
cleaning, sorting, organizing, managing, and food and drink prep—with interior
cleaning taking up the bulk of the time at 28 minutes. But here's the thing:
Doing any sort of repairs inside the home, plus food prep, creates additional
mess adding to the time you'll spend interior cleaning. And what I came to
realize, none of my current non-negotiables on the list actually eliminate the
chore 100 percent. Sand still spills from shoes, albeit just at the entryway,
clothes still need to be put in the washer, taken out of the dryer, folded and
put away, and the dishes still need to be loaded and then put back in the
cabinets (we aren't barbarians just taking clean plates as we need them).
So what if I told you that there was a magical fairy device—a small
appliance, if you will—that could eliminate your household vacuuming time all
together? And then I heard about the LG HOM-BOT vacuum cleaner.
There's something to be said about a
home-cleaning device that allows you to spend your time doing something other
than the actual chore and getting a great, if not better, result than if you
had done it yourself. So here's how this chore eliminator works:
Two cameras on the vacuum cleaner (one on top and
one on the bottom) map your room so it can efficiently clean the space. No more
un-vacuumed spots. No piles of missed dirt and sand left for you to step in
with your bare feet. The room gets covered thanks to its Revolutionary Dual Eye
2.0 Mapping System.
The Collision-Safe Digital Bumper sounds like
something you would find on a car and you actually might (I'm not a car person)
but what any mom knows is that your kid's toys are like gold to them. And the
mere thought of something tragic happening to them, especially meeting an
untimely demise of an aggressive vacuum cleaner, is surely the stuff nightmares
are made of. What the LG HOM-BOT is able to accomplish (and what mom can't
do, when she's rushing to get the job done and didn't notice the delicate Lego
house built beside the sofa) is to identify objects and circumvent them,
avoiding a total destruction and subsequent meltdown from the little ones.
Smart Resume Function: The beauty of this feature
is that, well, life happens and messes are made. Did you discover your kid ate
a muffin in their room, leaving a trail of poppy seed crumbs everywhere as if
they were Little Red Riding Hood? Just move the LG HOM-BOT to the new space,
let it suck up those crumbs, and then return it back to space it was and it
will just do its job. No complaints.
Those features totally have me sold, and with my
birthday approaching, I have already alerted my followers that I've included
this on my Amazon Wish List. But just in case those weren't enough, a couple of
other features I thought were cool to play around with? This thing speaks
five languages. One of my dreams when I was younger was to be fluent in five
languages. That didn't happen but I can totally learn a couple key words to
communicate with my LG HOM-BOT and feel like I've at least conquered cleaning
in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Danish.
This vacuum is quiet. I know most babies like
white noise while they are sleeping—mine do not. And they are extremely light
sleepers and wake up at the slightest sound. Vacuuming the old fashioned way
was simply out of the equation when they are napping. The LG HOM-BOT is 60 dBs
or the same volume as a conversation. That's just under their noise threshold,
so now household chores won't have to come to a screeching halt two hours a
So what would I do if I had time back in my life
that isn't spent dragging a vacuum around? Maybe I could finally tackle that
junk drawer or get those baby photos into an album. Or maybe I would just sit
on the couch and let LG HOM-BOT vacuum under my feet for once. Not sure yet but
at least I know what I won't be doing.
Want even more information about this power house? Check out the LG HOM-BOT Square or purchase it on Amazon. #LGHOMBOT
The following tale is part of a sponsored partnership with LG Electronic’s HOM-BOT Square Vacuum and Mom.me. All experiences and opinions are mine.