12 smart home gadgets that practically clean the house for you

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Mentally, I’m a very organized person, but I’ve never claimed the same for my physical surroundings. The various apartments I’ve lived in over the years would never win any compliments or prizes for cleanliness, and I can chalk this reality up to a couple of reasons: lack of time and, more often than not, pure laziness.

I know logically that a clean living environment contributes to happier, more productive inhabitants, but like many people, I just hate cleaning. 

With so many rooms and appliances to clean, and a strong desire to do literally anything else with my time, I found a variety of tools and gadgets that will do most if not all the work for me. While a few of them may take some initial setup and getting used to, in the end they’ll cut down on time and labor, and you’ll definitely notice the difference. 

Keep scrolling to see how you can make your life a lot easier with these cleaning tools.A robot vacuum that connects to wi-fi AssistantiRobot

Earning our top pick for best robot vacuum, iRobot’s three-stage cleaning system cleans several floor types, navigates around objects, responds to voice commands with Alexa or Google Assistant, and runs for an hour of continuous cleaning. Its strong suction and effective spinning side brush along with its ability to be programmed and controlled from an app make it a worthy competitor to high-end bots. 

iRobot Roomba 690, $299.99, available at Amazon

A self-cleaning litter box cleanLitter Robot

While cats are known to be more low-maintenance than dogs, you do still have to clean up after them. This futuristic litter box almost completely eliminates one of the more unpleasant tasks associated with being a cat owner by automatically separating the clean litter from the clumps and dropping the waste into a carbon-filtered drawer. It has a large entry for cats of all sizes and is ideal for multi-cat households. 

Litter-Robot III Open-Air Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box, $449, available at Amazon

Note: currently unavailable

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Another gadget that makes cleaning up after your pets less of a hassle is this automatic potty for dogs under 25 pounds. Its adjustable timer automatically advances the highly absorbent pad once, twice, or three times a day, while the sensor ensures that the timer will never start while the dog is on the machine.

BrilliantPad Self-Cleaning, Automatic Indoor Dog Potty, $159.99, available at Amazon

Note: only currently available through third-party sellers

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