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Sep 13 2017
3 months ago
1:40 PM MST

I Will NEVER Again Buy A Wanna-Be Roomba Vacuum

Sep 13, 2017 @ 1:40 PM MST
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NOTE FROM COLLIN:

Similar to how we do our Try Me Tuesday posts with product recommendations, I thought it would be also fun to do basically the complete opposite. With that said, I introduce “Waste of Money Wednesday!” πŸ˜‚ This post will be exactly that – the Hip2Save team will be sharing products that they aren’t happy with, products they feel are a waste of money – basically product UN-recommendations.

Hey there! It’s Michelle, one of Collin’s sidekicks!

Have you ever really convinced someone, such as your husband, how bad you REALLY needed something and how much easier it would make your life… only for them to give in and agree and then the thing turned out to flop? Yeah. Same. 😫

I have 4 kids and my niece living with us along with 2 dogs and a cat. I was fairly certain that I had achieved the level of crazy/busy/mom status to ‘deserve’ a vacuum that did the work for me. I really wanted my husband to gift me with a Roomba for Christmas, but he was not getting all of my VERY obvious hints (guys are like that sometimes).Β  Well, I ended up using some Christmas money I had and decided to go the inexpensive route and buy an off-brand Roomba, an ILifeΒ instead.

That was a BIG mistake!

I was SO excited to get this out of the box and sit back on my couch and watch this little Minion roam my floors and collect everything the day had accumulated.Β  Well, that was not the case…

Instead I had to follow it around and keep it from falling down the stairs, then lift it up over the threshold between the hardwood floor and the carpet. Isn’t it supposed to be able to go from room to room and hard floor to carpet? Yeah, not this one.

After following it around and ‘helping’ it from room to room, I then had to get it un-stuck from under the table and kitchen bar stools and keep it from sucking up the cat’s tail and phone chargers.Β  All with my husband standing in the doorway watching and finding this all very entertaining. πŸ™„

Let’s just say the first 10 minutes of what I thought was going to be dreamy, was more exercise than I have done all year. Not what I had planned.

Well, I continued to give it a chance since I had spent my precious Christmas money on this and kept hoping it would all of a sudden kick in to super-cleaning-mode and make my life easier. That did not happen.Β  After about 6 months of giving it more and more chances, I finally gave up… admitted that this was going to be more work than not,Β  and got rid of it. 😒

So what about you? Do you have a Roomba?Β  Are they really as amazing as everyone says? What about another brand?

Oh and one more thing… why did this vacuum come with gloves? I have never understood that part. πŸ€”

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