3 Gadgets That Make Keeping Your House Clean Easier


Despite our many technological advancements, keeping the house clean still requires some serious manual labor. Toilets, sinks, and showers don’t clean themselves and dust builds up on furniture no matter how pure our air is. Fortunately, there are a few tech gadgets you can buy that will allow you to keep your spaces clean with minimal effort.


Window-Washing Robot

Keeping your windows spotless and streak free is no doubt a challenge for multiple reasons. Sure, you can grab a roll of paper towels and a bottle of window cleaner and head outside. But what about those windows that are out of your reach? How often can you pull a ladder over and climb up there to clean them? Even if you have windows that open in a way that allows you to easily clean outside glass from inside the house, you still have better things to do than clean your windows.

The Winbot Window Cleaning Robot rests on top of a window and, at the touch of a button, cleans either framed or frameless windows automatically. The product costs several hundred dollars, but you can move it from one window to another to get maximum use out of it.

Self-Cleaning Litter Box

If you have a cat, you probably tire of having to constantly clean the litter box. It’s a dirty, mundane job but if you neglect it, your entire house will soon smell. The ScoopFree Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box has odor-absorbing crystals and fast-drying technology that keeps bacteria at bay. A motorized rake scoops waste into a trap and the disposable litter trays can be tossed in the trash.

Another self-cleaning litter box is the Littermaid Self-Cleaning Litter Box. This version contains a motion sensor that detects when your cat arrives and leaves, then scoops the waste with an automatic rake. The waste goes into a disposable receptacle for throwing away at your convenience. This not only keeps you from having to scoop waste every time your kitty uses the litter box, it also frees you up to take vacations and weekends away without worrying about the smell.


Automatic Hardwood Floor Cleaner

By now, Roomba is old news. But homes today often have hardwood floors, which have their own special treatment needs. The Braava Floor Mopping Robot is formulated to remove dirt and dust from wooden floors using pre-moistened cloths. The vacuum doesn’t actually pick up dirt—the dirt attaches to the cloth itself.

Braava has two modes. One mode uses a sweeping cloth to pick up dust and surface dirt from floors throughout a home. The other mode uses moisture to dig deeper, pulling up more intensive dirt and debris. Braava is owned by the same company that sells Roomba, which removes dirt using vacuum-type suction, and Scooba, which soaks and scrubs floors.

If you can afford the higher price tags of these items, they are a great way to automate the cleaning of your home, allowing you to spend your time on more important tasks while still keeping your home clean. As these products become more mainstream in homes, consumers will likely find they become more affordable, opening them up as possibilities for homeowners in all income brackets.