Keeping IT Clean with Smart Home Devices
For those that despise house cleaning, these gadgets will facilitate your chores. Not only are they cost effective, they are also time efficient. Implementing these IoT gadgets will enable you to connect remotely to your smart devices making life much easier.
Few people enjoy spring cleaning. Unless they’re a Disney princess with woodland critters to help. Internet of Things companies can’t provide cute singing animals. But they do make helpful IoT devices. A lot of common IoT technology (sensors or AI) now helps homeowners get their cleaning under control.
Let’s look at the best IoT gadgets to help with spring cleaning.
1) Eufy RoboVac 11
Several robot vacuums exist on the market, but the Eufy RoboVac 11 is a good starter model. It’s self-charging so you don’t need to remember to charge it before use.
The Eufy features a low profile, making it easy to clean under furniture. Its rolling brush and side brushes ensure a thorough clean. And the built-in IR sensor helps it avoid furniture, though it can get tangled in cables. While it’s not suitable for plush carpets, this model is great for picking up pet hair!
2) Alfawise S60 Window Cleaner Robot
Cleaning windows is always a thankless task. So, the Alfawise S60 Window Cleaner Robot could be a good buy. Its AI technology senses window frames. And it can calculate the best cleaning path around the windows for the most efficient clean.
The Alfawise is also a better option if you have high windows. It’s another example of IoT applications putting safety first. Don’t climb ladders to clean them, use a robot! The Alfawise uses motors and extreme suction to stay on the glass during cleaning.
3) GermGuardian Wi-Fi Smart 4-in-1 Air Purifier
Spring cleaning doesn’t only refer to regular cleaning. It also means getting rid of allergens or germs. But there are IoT devices to help!
The True HEPA filter in the GermGuardian purifier captures 99.97% of allergens. That means it removes pollen, pet dander or dust from the air. Its charcoal filter handles smells. A UV-C light kills bacteria, mold spores and viruses within the unit.
An Alexa Skill lets you control the purifier with voice controls via the companion app. The app also keeps you up to date with the air quality around the home. Tap ‘purify’ whenever you get an alert for poor air.
4) iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot
Robot vacuums are well-known. Gardeners have a mowing equivalent in smart lawnmowers. So how about a robot mop for the IoT?
Add a suitable cleaning pad and choose one of three cleaning modes – Wet Mop, Damp Sweep, and Dry Sweep. The iRobot Braava jet 240 Mopping Robot even checks what’s nearby before it sprays. So, it won’t soak your walls or furniture.
Its small size makes it perfect for cleaning around the toilet. It also reaches kitchen nooks and crannies.
5) Cleanwave Portable Sanitizing Wand
This isn’t a smart gadget but it’s a useful one to have for your IoT devices. It uses UV-C technology to kill germs and bacteria with pulses of light. It works on flat surfaces like kitchen counters and awkward shapes like faucets.
But it’s also great for TV remotes, smartphones, and computer keyboards. Smartphones can carry up to ten times more bacteria than a toilet seat. Using the Cleanwave Wand should be part of your weekly cleaning routine, not only in spring.
6) Sonos One Smart Speaker
This may look like an odd choice. But spring cleaning feels less like a chore when you’re listening to music! Boogie your way around the house using a wireless smart speaker. The Sonos One connects to Amazon’s Alexa, letting you control the music using your voice. That’s handy if you’re elbows-deep in cleaning products. And when you’ve finished? Sit back and use the SURE Universal Remote app to stream your favorite Spotify playlists.
Other manufacturers make their own versions of these IoT devices. But these are a good place to start. Set the devices up and send them on their way to do your cleaning while you do something else. Consider practicing wellbeing or browse Netflix.
Over to you – which spring cleaning tasks do you most want the IoT to help with?