Back in March, I wrote about Caring for the Caregiver where I listed “Always remember to take care of yourself.” I have taken a step toward that this month by using some birthday money to purchase a Yeedi robot vacuum that I found on sale.
As a caregiver, I have a lot of responsibilities, one of which is managing all of our housecleaning. I will be honest, vacuuming is not one of my favorite chores and I have not been doing it as often or as well as I should. As the pandemic eased up, we started having friends and family over more so I had to clean the house more often again. I had read about these robot vacuums for years and some friends have them, but I had not given in myself. Now that we have mostly vinyl plank flooring and the technology has had some time to mature, I thought this could be a good time to look into these. I asked a lot of friends and researched online, deciding on this Yeedi model.
I will admit I was skeptical but hopeful when I made the order. After it arrived, I made a couple mistakes with it which started to sour my interest, but then I learned what I had done wrong. I had programmed the vacuum to run at night, while we slept, and had not left enough lights on the for robot’s vision to see to navigate our house. Once I left the lights on…WOW…we were impressed impressed. We liked what our new little robotic housekeeper could do so well that we named him Johnny 5 after a favorite 80s movie, Short Circuit. Now Johnny 5 is alive and enjoying his role on our housekeeping staff.
Have you tried a robot vacuum or other tool like this to reduce your workload? If so, anything you recommend I try. I am still trying to find that balance of caring for Angie and caring for myself and this robot vacuum is a step in the right direction.