August 24, 2012

Why I Love My Vacuum Cleaner (Giveaway!)

Neato Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

This is our new robot helper around the house, whom we’ve affectionately named Mr. MagNeato. He’s the Neato XV-21 Robot Vacuum cleaner, and he sucks up dirt and dust like a magnet! We added the Boston Terrier sticker ourselves, but personally I think they should come standard. Don’t you? ;)

Neato Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

1. Vacuum Lines.

Nothing brightens up a room like vacuum lines! I love the Neato because it doesn’t just bounce around the house haphazardly. It uses a laser to scan the room first and map the best, most efficient route before getting to work. The route changes every time it vacuums, so it’s sure to hit every nook and cranny. The Neato knows where it’s been and where it hasn’t, so it won’t miss a spot. As it vacuums, the sensor continues to scan, enabling the robot to navigate furniture, walls, stairs or Miley and Howie.

Neato Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

2. Powerful

The Neato XV-21 is specially designed for pet owners and allergy sufferers. I am amazed at how powerful the suction is! It doesn’t just push trash on the floor around. It picks it up! I was afraid it wouldn’t work as well as a regular vacuum cleaner, but I am amazed at how clean our carpets look. We did the old vacuum comparison test: We first vacuumed with our regular vacuum cleaner, then set the Neato to work while we put our feet up and relaxed. Look at what all the Neato picked up that our other vacuum left behind! This little compartment needs to be emptied after every use, but it’s so easy to just grab it and dump the dirt in the trash — so much easier than large, fumbly canisters or bags, and you know you’re starting with a clean slate before every single vacuum.

Neato Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review

3. Schedule

You can schedule the Neato to vacuum for you whenever you want — when you’re at work, at the grocery store, or even while you sleep. Put your feet up and relax while Neato does the work! :) (He is just as loud as a regular vacuum cleaner though, so we don’t generally run him while we’re watching TV. :)) Last minute company coming over? Let Neato do the floors while you take care of the bathrooms. He works great on my tile floor as well! Neato can easily maneuver small obstacles such as rugs and door frames, so no need to “babysit” him. I have our Neato scheduled to run at night while we sleep, so we wake up to freshly vacuumed carpets in the morning.

My floors actually look like this all the time now, and all I have to do is press a button!

4. Value

The Neato XV-21 retails for $429.99. I kind of balked at the price at first, until I thought about it. There are several other extremely popular vacuum cleaners on the market right now that retail for upwards of $500-$600. And they don’t do the vacuuming for you! With the Neato, you don’t have to haul out a heavy machine. You don’t have to push it around every single room in your house. You don’t have to wind up the cord and put it away.

The only vacuuming work you’ll ever do from now is press a button.

Neato XV-21 on Amazon.


The Giveaway

I love my Neato vacuum cleaner, and I’m so thrilled to be able to share a giveaway with you today!

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  • To be entered to win a Neato XV-21 Robot Vacuum cleaner of your very own, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. What’s the first thing you clean when company is coming over?
  • Contest ends Sunday, August 26 at 8 pm CST. One entry per person, please. Winner must have a US mailing address. Winner will be chosen by and notified by email.
  • The kind folks at Neato sent me one of their machines to review, and I’m so happy to share my personal, honest experience with you guys. Giveaway graciously provided by Neato Robotics.

Time’s Up!

The winner of the Neato XV-21 Robot Vacuum Cleaner Giveaway is:

#615 Denise Lane: Vacumn living room…black chow/mix. After that I head for the bathrooms.

Congrats Denise! I’ve sent you an email! :)


Good luck!!! :)

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candy August 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm

The first thing I do is pick up the living room!

Marilyn Gomez August 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm

The first thing I clean when company is coming over is the kitchen..then its the bathroom. I love this Neato thing, what a timesaver this could be for us! Thanks for sharing!

Laura D August 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

THE BATHROOMS! That is the FIRST thing to get cleaned before company coming over! A dirty bathroom is the worst thing…

Amber G August 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm

the first thing i always clean is my coffee table and any cluttered surfaces. yuck!

Guerrina August 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

After dusting, I do the bathrooms first (easiest) followed by kitchen & floors! That way any airborn dust has time to settle on the floors to be whisked away!

Kim J. August 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm

It’s a draw…..typically between the kitchen and the living room. This vacuum would be a great addition and our cats would probably freak out!! Tx for the chance.

Holly August 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm

The living room! I pick up the couch pillows that we’ve tossed on the floor and then fold up the blankets we used the night before. Next I spend ten minutes picking up the poly-fill stuffing from the dog toys our girls so lovingly tear apart and finally I throw all those toys into the basket in the back room. Oh, and I pray no one wants to leave that room because I haven’t bothered to tidy any other areas! (:

Tyler S August 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

The bathroom!

Sarah August 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm

First thing, bathrooms. Last thing, CARPETS!! I HATE to vacuum!! This would be a welcome addition to my household, for sure!!

Valeriemn August 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Kitchen! And putting shoes away!

Amy August 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I clean the living room first followed closely by the bathroom. It seems like company always has to pee! :)

Cathy August 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm

The first thing I clean is the bathrooms!

jeny tyler August 26, 2012 at 9:51 pm

My whole first floor. The hardwoods are ALWAYS covered with grass clipping and leaves that my sweet , but low to the ground pup brings in with her. I always try to sweep (with a broom!) before company comes over. Great giveaway!

Lacy C. August 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Always the family room where everyone will be sitting!

Andrea T August 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Oh my gosh, looks amazing! We could certainly use something like to clean up the dust bunnies & kitty fur that my poor husband is allergic to. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! – Andrea

Crystal Hamilton August 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Floors! We live in the country and my kids and dogs always track in!

Bobbi August 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I would love to win this vacuum. Trying to vacuum the floors is so hard on my body.

Lisa P in California August 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I clean the bathrooms first!!

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