One of the dumb things I say often, as I get exasperated by trying to keep up with cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc., all the while having 2 kids destroy everything I’ve accomplished the instant I turn my back for two seconds, is, “I NEED AN ALICE!!!!” You know, Alice, from the Brady Bunch. Somebody to live here, do our cooking and cleaning, grocery buying, the driving the kids where they need to go, and all that. Really!! Who doesn’t need an Alice??
Yes, Alice is a floor-washing ROBOT!! How great is that? Having hardwood floors throughout our house is wonderful, but they get so dusty that they need to be mopped once a week, at least, or dust bunny tumbleweeds take over, and that is dis-gus-TING!! (Makes you wonder what’s down in your carpet that you CAN’T see…) And the mopping took me, literally, days to complete each week. Mondays, I clean the upstairs, and used to spend at least two hours mopping the upstairs alone, which KILLED my back. It would make my Monday chores take ALL DAY Monday, in between, of course, changing diapers, making lunch, etc. So this past Monday, I made the beds and picked up clutter for about 30 minutes, then let Alice do her thing, and I was DONE for the day, which frees me up for other things, like quality time with my children, for example.
She’s really becoming a valued member of the family. We all really do call her Alice, and I catch myself saying things like, “Hold on a second, I have to go get Alice out from under the bed.” Or, “Alice really did a good job, didn’t she??” Or, “That Alice is a cleaning fool! Look at her go!” KB, of course, pretends that Alice is a floor-cleaning dog who sniffs around looking for crumbs to eat, and “woof woofs” at Alice when she rolls by.
I LOVE that you don’t have to use the pricey Scooba brand cleaner in it either; you can use white vinegar, which is great because you know how I love green cleaning products and I especially love not having to buy pricey cleaning products! Of course it smells horrible WHILE its cleaning but evaporates quickly, leaving no smell at all, and vinegar is even great for removing odors from the air, like the lingering smell of the catfish that BF fried the other night.
Watch this video, and you’ll be sold. Yes, it is sort of a major purchase, but freeing up hours upon hours of my life to have time for what’s really important, well, you just can’t put a price on that. She doesn’t buy our groceries or drive the kids around, but I’ll never have to mop again, and that WORKS FOR ME! 🙂