Here is our review of the Eufy RoboVac -our time-saving robot vacuum along with a list of books featuring the hardworking maids and housekeepers from kids' literature!
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Review of the Eufy RoboVac
+ Books Featuring Maids & Housekeepers!
Time is a precious commodity. No matter what you do or how well you strategize, there will always be only 24 hours in a day!
There are so many fun things to do during the fall season! Hiking, apple picking, visiting the pumpkin patch, all things Halloween and one of my fave holidays - Thanksgiving!
Whether it's checking off items on your Fall Bucket List, warming the kitchen with some baking (our Double Chocolate Scones are so, so good!) or working on a holiday craft like our Starbucks Christmas Ornaments, there's no shortage of fun things to do!
All of these are fabulous ways to spend time with family, but, it doesn't leave much time for the inevitable - cleaning the house!
With the holidays approaching, much of our free time is used for planning, gift-buying, decorating, enjoying the season and making memories with the kids and family.
I don't look nearly as fetching as Lily James does while doing her chores in Disney's Cinderella!
Keeping the house clean and tidy has been an ongoing struggle for me forever! I just don't possess that 'I love to clean gene' that my mother and grandmother had!
Rabbit is a fastidious character! I'm sure his burrow was quite clean and tidy!
I've always had plenty of interests and things I wanted to do far more than clean - and that is definitely still the case!
Whether it was getting outside, tap dancing with my daughter or curling up with a good book or blogging, cleaning was just not on my fave list!
Amelia Bedelia is definitely one of the most famous maids in kids literature and always made us laugh with her antics! Check out this classic set of Amelia Bedelia books!
Our house managed to stay ahead of the dirt (barely!), but it wasn't exactly a joy to clean!
I knew robot vacuums have been on the market for a number of years, but their price point put them out of my reach.
Snow White always seemed so cheery when cleaning! I was more like Grumpy!
Our choosing-to-homeschool lifestyle brought with it a budget that needed to be followed and there was no room in that budget for a Roomba! (This Roomba actually empties itself!!)
Mrs. Tittlemouse made cleaning a priority!
Plus, I was home full time, so I really didn't think I was justified to go out and buy a costly robot vacuum. I owned a decent canister vacuum. I figured that was good! No need for fancy extras!
(Note: Our canister vacuum of 17 years just recently decided it was done! Here's what I decided to replace it with!)
Mama Bear, from The Berenstain Bears, was not only a fabulous housekeeper, but she also made sure the cubs and Papa Bear helped as well!
A couple of things made me start to rethink this situation...
I visited my friend, Debbie, who I've known since college. We not only stay in touch but we also play weddings together (feel free to take a side trip and check out our FaceBook page here!)
Sara Crewe maintained her kind demeanor even after being forced to work as a maid by the awful Miss Minchin in the classic story, A Little Princess.
We hadn't seen each other in a while and she had me over for dinner. In the corner of her living room I noticed a robot vacuum. I mentioned it to Deb and she assured me it worked very well! Debbie has never steered me wrong!
The proof was in the pudding. Her floors gleamed! Knowing that she has a dog who sheds and frequently has kids underfoot really drove home the point that her robot vacuum was doing a good job!
Nancy's housekeeper, Hannah Gruen, was great at managing and caring for the Drew household and was always there to assist Nancy Drew when she was in the middle of a mystery!
My nephew and his wife also purchased a robot vacuum and declared it was a huge help especially with getting under the furniture. They have a mid-sized dog who does a healthy amount of shedding!
The above teenager makes a mess, too, but the dog sheds more!
Hmm - we have a dog, I thought, who contributes in a big way to the dust bunnies in our house- and much of it escapes my swiffing and traditional attempts to reach with it a vacuum.
Abby, our corgi-mix, is a bundle of fun and love, but she's also a shedder! Staying on top of her fur tumbleweed is an uphill battle!
(You can see a post featuring Abby here or follow her at Pages and Paws!)
I think Fifi the feather duster from Beauty and the Beast enjoys dancing more than cleaning!
Well, one day as I was waiting for my daughter who was in her dance class, I thought I would do a little online window shopping.
I started checking out robot vacuums. There were definitely plenty of robot vacuums to choose from!
Ma and Laura Ingalls from The Little House on the Prairie book series.
I used to get exhausted just reading about all of the housework that Ma Ingalls and Laura and her sisters did on a daily basis!
There were a variety of price ranges and options and I was trying to balance price, reviews and functions. While searching, I saw that there was a Eufy Robo Vac on sale!
I had never heard of the Eufy brand, but it had more than 50,000 positive reviews and it was on sale for a price I was willing to pay!
(As of this writing, there is a $60 off coupon on Amazon.)
Winnie the Pooh likes honey more than dusting!
Enter the Eufy Robot vacuum - wow, what a game changer! I absolutely truly believe it's easier to breathe in our house now!
I love my Eufy RoboVac!
We named our Eufy robot vacuum 'Dorota' after Blair Waldorf's maid in Gossip Girl!
And, it's actually kind of fun to clean now. Yup, there it is, I'll admit it!
Darota is Blaire Waldorf's family's maid and sidekick in Gossip Girl.
So, there are many robot vacuums on the market offered at a variety of price points.
I was looking for something that would get the job done, last for a while and be an affordable option. The Eufy checked all the boxes.
Mary Poppins would have liked the Eufy!
Disney's Mary Poppins has been delighting viewers since 1964!
Based on the book by P.L. Travers, she's always been one of my favorite characters!
Well, after receiving the Eufy RoboVac and using it daily for three months, this robot vacuum has absolutely proven itself and I can see how it earned it's place at the top Amazon's preferred list!
The blue light indicates that the Eufy is charged and ready to clean!
Even with it being one of the lower-priced robot vacuums out there, the Eufy 11S has great features!
The Eufy RoboVac 11S has the Following Features:
The RoboVac determines a pattern and cleans while learning and avoiding furniture & such.
It hugs the edge of your room(s) and uses a higher suction mode to really catch the dirt and dust bunnies that are trapped in the corners and edges!
3. Spot focus
It will clean in a circular pattern for spills or under your messy kid's chair!
You can set it to clean at a particular time daily
Drive it with the remote (this is fun!)
7. Hi Intensity
It engages a higher suction function great for deeper cleaning!
8. Stair Detection
It won't fall down the stairs. I did try this and the sensor did detect the stairs, but I err on the side of caution and put up a barrier for peace of mind.
It has a very easy-to-use remote
Works great- it really vacuums up the dirt, hair, dust, pet fur, etc..
It's thin and gets under furniture easily
It's quiet - I can't stand loud appliances!
Easy to clean (it has a removable dustbin, spinning brush and filter and comes with a little brush to help clean)
Variety of functions
A kid can manage it
Battery has a long run time-up to 100 minutes. It has never run out of charge when I've used it!
It returns to its charging base when it's done and/or when battery is low and needs to recharge
It's actually kind of fun! If you have kids and want to get them involved in cleaning, this is a great way to do it!
Works well on hardwood, tile, vinyl style floors, and low pile carpets
It does a great job getting over the edges in between our room - transition strips.
If it gets hung up on an edge between rooms or chair legs, it just keeps adjusting until it can move forward.
Usually people say 'Cons' next, but honestly I don't really consider the below points to be cons against the Eufy robot vacuum, just things to know!
Things To Know About the Eufy 11S:
Make sure to remove/elevate any wires so they're off of the floor (I never had a problem because I read about it online and in the manual). It can get caught up with the wires.
It doesn't detect dark furniture legs/items - so it will bump them. Not a huge deal because the Eufy has 'bumpers' and it will figure it out and go around.
Ideally, you move your chairs so the Eufy doesn't spend all of it's cleaning time and effort navigating the legs.
The Eufy has really great suction, BUT it's not going to pick up heavy things like a penny! It really is designed for the dust/hair/fur purpose.
It is a good idea to pick up small things like twisters, string, before letting the Eufy begin. They will just get caught and make a noise as they continue to spin in the brush.