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You vs Technology- how clean is your house 

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It seems like robots are taking over the world. From supermarkets to hospitals, technology has never been more present in our lives than it is today. We are even inviting robots into our homes to help, or do, chores. But the question is, are these robots better at keeping our houses clean than we are?

  • Smart washing machine 
  • Robotic vacuum cleaner
  • Robotic mop
  • Robotic lawn mower
  • Self-cleaning litter box

Smart washing machine

A washing machine is a staple in any household. They ensure that clothing is clean, fresh, and bacteria-free. Smart washing machines come with the added benefit of connecting to your homes WIFI so that you can benefit from additional functions. These include, controlling your washing remotely, monitoring the progress of your washing via an app, and voice activation. Although these functions can making doing the laundry easier, they don’t improve the quality of the wash that you receive. Being able to see the progress of your laundry will help prevent leaving wet clothes sitting in the washing machine for extended periods of time, but with smart washing machines costing hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of pounds, it doesn’t seem worth it.

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Robotic vacuum cleaner 

Vacuuming is an arduous task. After a long day, the last thing you want to do is vacuum your home. But if you don’t, then you’ll be left with dust, hair, and bacteria clogging up your flooring. The robotic vacuum cleaner could be the answer to this problem. Robotic vacuum cleaners are small, often round, vacuums that use sensors and artificial intelligence to map a cleaning route around your home, so you can leave them on whilst you’re out. The only downfall to these futuristic vacuums is that they can’t reach curtains, high surfaces, or climb stairs. That being said, there is no doubt that these features are being worked on and will be hitting the shelves soon. For now though, a robotic vacuum cleaner is definitely worth buying for those busy individuals who need a little assistance when it comes to keeping their floors clean.

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Robotic mop

Vacuuming is arduous, but mopping is tedious. With a similar structure and design to a robotic vacuum, robotic mops can be left on whilst you are out, so on your return your floors are spotless. What is more, because of the small design of these mops, they can reach hard-to-reach places, such as under your appliances. Although there is no doubt that a robotic mop is a useful device, they are not to be mistaken as a replacement for a normal mop. Robotic mops don’t have the power to clean big spills or undertake deep cleans, they simply prolong the time between deep cleans. If you are looking for a handy device to help keep your floors clean, then a robotic mop is definitely worth the investment, just don’t mistake it for a device that will allow you to never mop again. 

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Robotic lawn mower 

Mowing the lawn is the outdoors equivalent of vacuuming. So it should come as no surprise that there is a robot that can complete the task for you. Robotic lawn mowers have the same design as robotic vacuums and mops, with the addition of blades to cut the grass with. They are programmed to work on a continuous basis, so once your lawn has been cut to the length you want, your robot lawn mower will maintain that length. This leads to a healthier, thicker-looking, lawn, which is aided by the lawn mowers ability to reach hard to reach corners. This amazing invention does come at a price though, and it’s high. Robotic lawn mowers can cost thousands of pounds, however, they are much cheaper than petrol mowers because they run on electricity. If you find yourself struggling to keep up with lawn maintenance, invest in a robotic lawn mower. It will save you a life time of hassle. 

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Self-cleaning litter box

If you own a cat then you know that one of the worst jobs is cleaning the litter box. It’s never pleasant, but we do it because we love our pet. But what if you didn’t have to do it? By scooping themselves, self-cleaning litter boxes only require you to dispose of the collected waste once a week. This sounds like every cat-owners dream, in practice, however a study by the New York Times showed the underwhelming ability of these robot litter boxes. They found that the automated scoop often got stuck and therefore could not perform its purpose, the litter beds were too small for one cat let alone multiple, and that most self-cleaning litter boxes came with a short warranty. All in all, the hassle of a self-cleaning box is not worth it. Although disgusting, it’s best to stick with cleaning your cats litter tray yourself. 

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The advancement that we have seen in technology is mind-blowing. That being said, sometimes it’s best to get the job done by a human. We guarantee that at Laundryheap, we are 100% human, and 100% here for all of your laundry needs. To book your Laundryheap order head to the Laundryheap website or download the free Laundryheap app.

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