We are always looking for the fastest best ways to do routine chores-like housecleaning. But are they really effective? We are taking a look at some new products.


The iRobot can schedule the vacuum cleaning through an app on your phone. You must pick up all obstacles and cords before utilizing the device. The problem lies in the durability and cost. If you can afford $500-$600 for the Roomba to last a year, maybe 2 you might be happier with a maid to clean your home that will also clean your toilets, sinks, and dust-things a iRobot cannot do.

The Neato Botvac retails for $600 and has the highest ranking for durability, function, and ease of use. It doesn’t have mopping ability. The Botvac performs the best overall on hard floor suction tests, picking up more cereal, kitty litter, sawdust and pet hair.

Overall, if you live in a studio or a one-bedroom apartment, a robot vacuum can be a great way to keep your living space tidy.

Carpet Cleaners

Treat stains and make your carpet look fresh with periodic carpet cleaning. Carpet cleaners can be very effective if you have pets, to clean occasional accidents, and eliminate pet odors. The Bissell Spotbot Deep Pet Cleaner is ranked #1 by Fortune magazine at only $149. It thoroughly cleans a single spot while sitting in the same spot while also removing odors. Best overall carpet cleaner is the Hoover Max Extract sold on Amazon-and it is less expensive than the competition. It is user friendly and extracts hot air to dry carpet faster. Other models such as Bissel and Rug Doctor were heavier, harder to maneuver, and leaves carpets very wet. So if time is critical- make sure you leave ample time for drying.

Scrubbing Tools

Do you get frustrated with stubborn kitchen or bathroom stains? The $20 Sonic Scrubber performs like an oscillating electric toothbrush removing build up and cleaning faster than just elbow grease. Different attachments to get details in tile grout, tracks in windows, and a polisher attachment to get a nice sheen on stainless steel appliances. Works great on vehicles too! Uses triple A batteries that will be replaced with frequency dependent on usage.

Sanitizing Wand

A germ reducing UV light kills most germs, allergens, and odor causing bacteria quickly without chemicals, irritants, or residue.

The only challenge seems to be with the shut-off switch if wand is not kept in a horizontal, level flat position. Will not work effectively on toilet handles, door knobs, or other surfaces unless in horizontal/side-side position. Very effective on counter surfaces.

Window Cleaning

Clean floor to ceiling windows easily without a ladder! Ecovacs Winbot 950 window cleaning robot can reach 16 feet and is quiet. The Winbot can clean framed and frameless windows, shower doors, and sliding glass doors too. Amazingly easy to use and set up, stays attached to window while cleaning, and most effective if used monthly. If you have large windows that would need scaffolding to clean, this may be your answer!

At We Clean 4 You we want to help you enjoy more quality time with your family-not cleaning! Happy New Year!


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