Robot or Traditional Vacuuming – the most efficient method
Robot or Traditional Vacuuming – the most efficient method.
Best Way to Efficient Vacuuming.
This theme sounds really boring, right ? An how difficult can it be just to swing your manual vacuum cleaner once a week, and then have most of your weekly cleaning tasks done ? For many it is just a routine with no worries or concerns. However, it is ALWAYS an issue in a modern household. Because we all need to clean our homes frequently. Mostly for the feeling that our home is clean. But also because it needs to be clean for health reasons and it makes you feel well. And if you have allergy or pets in your home, the need is even higher.
So, in a modern family household with an active family living, getting the traditional vacuum cleaning done once a week or more can be really stressfull. Because we all want to do our really best, have a nice and clean home, have more time for doing so many other things like taking care of the children, go shopping or doing our sports.
Do the plan
One of the first things is to agree on, is WHO in the household does the vacuum cleaning. Is it the wife/ mom in the house? Or the husband/man ? Or maybe the grown up children for a small pay ? Key is the to have an agreement at all, so no one feels unfair. Best advice is to agree on it upfront in the whole housekeeping perspectice, so you help each other sharing all tasks. In fact it can be FUNNY when you can follow the progress, well knowing that all the other tasks are also being done. You can also look it in this way – what is the alternative ? Other household tasks. Once you have the plan, it will NEVER be a discussion point.
Why is it so important to have a plan in place?
Because vacuum cleaning is one of the most important cleaning activities in our households. Imagine you did not do the vacuum cleaning for weeks in your home ? How would you feel ? Not that well. And inviting friends or family in your home which has not been cleaned for a long time ? For sure not fun. Making a well defined plan for your vacuum cleaning is so important. But once you have agreed with your family on WHO would LIKE to do it, and have the PLAN. you have in reality have made your first progress.
When should I do it?
This is a very common and fair question. Personally, it is important to have some fixed time slots vhere we do it in our family. Trying to define some “basic” time slots for cleaning where you do your vacuum cleaning. First timeslot could be in the weekend, after you have done your shopping. Reserve eg. one hour each weekend for this task getting done – and if you finalise using less time, you in reality have “gained” time, which is such a nice feeling.
You can also think about a more light version of your vacuum cleaning. That is also allowed. Arrange it eg. in one of the the days in the week just when you come home, and before your dinner. And again, reserve a “mental timeslot” doing this – and again, if you finalise before, you in reality have “gained” time , which you can use on your family and yourself.
Another very important thing is your physiological situation. If you are strong and fit, you can do the traditional vacuuming very fast by yourself, and with no further thinking. But if you are older or maybe weaker or not so strong anymore, the manual vacuum cleaning is not that easy. And the planning and doing becomes much harder. So your phsiological situation is of great importance for how you do the plan. And here, also do not forget if it is YOU that have the responsibility taking care of eg. parents or other family members or friends that needs help.
Help to choose Traditional or Robot Vacuum cleaning in YOUR household
Advantages with traditional vacuum cleaners
Today there are so many different models in the market, and you can always find one fitting exactly to your need.
One of the big differences is with or without cable. The old traditional vacuum cleaners with cable is still a good choice for the most of us. However, there are so many new models in the market which do not have cable, which makes the manual vacuum cleaning so much easier.
The dust reservoir instead of dust sack is also a new feature in the new generation of vacuum cleaners. In reality, you do not need a vacuum cleaner with dust sack, but just have to empty the dust reservoir this is very easy on the most models.
Disadvantages with traditional vacuum cleaners
As in the header, this work is still manual, meaning requiring your or another family members time.
And if you are the busy family mom or husband, this can be a stress factor if you do not have the PLAN.
And if you for some reason have physiological problems, the use af a manual vacuum cleaner might be difficult.
The placing the manual vacuum cleaner is often problemtic if you do not have the room for it. And they are not that nice to look at.
Advantages with robot vacuum cleaners
As written in my other article, there are a lot of features in the new models of robot vacuum cleaners. You can read more about them here
You can save a lot of time, which you can prioritise to your family, doing sports or do your shopping.
Once installed, the vacuum cleaner will work for you automatic or whenever you want. Remote control also helps you a lot.
Your life will be so much easier.
Disadvantages with robot vacuum cleaners
Pricepoint still high before you reach the good models.
As you do programming on your robot vacuum cleaner, and thereby have fixed working aeas, this can limit some places of vacuuming.
Stairs and corners can of be a little tricky to handle.