I Don’t Have To Clean My Floors Anymore!

Woohoo happy Friday!! I’m just a little excited today. Why? Because I get to sit back and relax and let someone else do my cleaning now! That someone just happens to be a new little robot friend.

iRobot Braava Review | www.decorchick.com

I got an offer I couldn’t refuse and had to test this baby out, the iRobot Braava 380t. I’ve been wanting my own real life robot or clone for quite a while now, so I figured this could be the next best thing.

Unpacking it was simple and it’s a cute little compact machine.


I read the manual and the directions and they were very easy. Normally I have my husband do this sort of thing but I decided to give it a whirl. When he came home and saw me reading an instruction manual, he was quite astonished needless to say.

You just pair it up with what they call a GPS cube, and that’s how the robot knows what to clean and where.


I was happy to see it cleans up to 1000 sq feet on the dry mopping! That’s a big room.

A few other features I like are:

• Two Cleaning Modes for Damp And Dry Cleaning: Uses either disposable cleaning cloths, including Swiffer brand or Braava’s specially designed reusable microfiber cloths.

• Whisper-Quiet: Quiet motors, soft-touch bumper and careful system design enable the robot to operate without disrupting your daily activity or sleep.

When you turn it on it plays a cute little jingle, and same when it is finished and then it returns to the spot where you started. So cool!

I snapped a few photos when it was cleaning our hardwoods.


See all that dust underneath the entertainment center? Yes, I was letting it accumulate all week for this moment.


I love love LOVE how it cleans underneath furniture! And it did a great job too.


That’s how much it picked up from under that piece of furniture.

And this is the dirty mop pad after it was done with all of our hardwoods in the living room.


Then I put it to work in the kitchen and breakfast room and this is the result from that.


Yea, ew.

Just a reminder that this isn’t a vacuum per say, but it does dry mop and wet mop. Can’t wait to use the wet mop feature. I was just so excited about the dry mop I had to post it already! But it does do a very good job of cleaning the floors and I was very impressed. I was looking around too online and the reviews are really great on this thing. I do believe we have become long life friends in a matter of a few days.

Something to point out is that in our living room for example, where we have the big area rug, the iRobot senses that and lightly bumps into it and knows not to go on it. So it just does the floors. So if there is a big area I would want done, like our entryway or something, I would just move that entry rug to the side or somewhere else so the irobot can do it’s thang and do the entire floor. And something like a toy or a basket you’d want to move out of the way too so the iRobot can really clean. Know what I mean?

I even made a short video so you can see it in action in our living room. This was the very first time I used it and the first time Ellie saw it. She was excited to say the least. And “no” is apparently my favorite word.

See how quiet the iRobot is though?? It’s really super cool and even better that I will have more free time this holiday season to cook and make more crafts because my floors will be getting cleaned by someone other than me! It’s my new holiday helper. :)

Ladies and Gentlemen you need this in your lives. It really would free up some time this holiday season while you are slaving away in the kitchen or just enjoying family time, so let this machine do the dirty work for you. Read all of the details about the iRobot and where you can purchase it here. It would make a fab gift this year! What will they think of next?

Do you have a robot already that does your floors? I’d love to compare notes and see what you think. Is this on your wish list?



*Thanks to iRobot for sponsoring this post. I do really love it!*

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  1. I have the older (round) model of the iRobot. I just saw this new model that wet cleans too and am thinking I might have to get one. I’ve had and iRobot for about 7 years now – 2 different models over time and use it everyday. I also have a Neato Robot vacuum. I like them both for different reasons. The iRobot does an awesome job of getting corners and edges clean. The Neato does a better job of general vacuuming. So, I run them both at the same time! I have three big hairy dogs and with using these everyday I can limit my heavy duty vacuuming to once a week. They do great on hard flooring and carpet. They can clean 3000 sq feet of hard flooring on one charge. I would’t be without one.

    • I would LOVE to have one that vacuums too! And running them both at the same time? Awesome.

      • The older iRobots DO vacuum…just not the best. I’ve rigged mine so it trails a swifter pad behind it to get the “left-overs”. Now that there is one that just gets the lefts overs. I’m thinking I might need three! *LOL*

  2. hi emily.. first of all your little girl is precious! I don’t have a robot..but I really want one. I wonder how it compares to the romba sp? If any of your friends here can compare it for me, I would really appreciate it.

    • Hey Leeanne, I really don’t know. Maybe someone will chime in?

    • Leanne, both this Braava model and the Roomba model are made by iRobot. Roomba actually vacuums where this Braava model sweeps and damp mops. Yeah, I’ve already checked out this new model. :-)

      If you have dogs, I’d definitely recommend the one that vacuums. They make a “pet” model (which is the one I have) because it has a larger dirt bin and you have to empty it less often. I have three dogs and 3000 sq ft and I end up emptying the pet model just at the end of the vacuum session. I was having to empty the regular bin twice per session.

  3. Wow I would love one of those with a dog that sheds!!!! Seems like I am always using the swifter or vacuum.

  4. I really need one of these…

  5. I’m trying to figure out how to buy the iRoomba vacuum that also picks up pet hairs. However, at almost $500 it’s just not in the budget right now…especially since we just moved into a new home. I read somewhere that it’s cheaper to have an I Roomba than a cleaning service once a week. I agree and I’m counting the weeks until we can get one. My friend has one and absolutely loves it. Good to read about the Braava. Have fun with it.

  6. Fay Sanchez says:

    I have the older round model of the irobot but, it quit working in less than a year.It was great while it lasted! If you know someone that repairs them let me know. thanks!

  7. I also have a little Roger, the robot who does my floors. I just LOVE him. I am always amazed at what a great job he does. In August, I wrote a blog post about my love for Roger. So, if you have a spare few minutes, you might enjoy reading about my Roger.


  8. Thanks so much for the response, Cathy. I do have 2 dogs.. but they don’t shed..BUT… I still get alot of dust., it’s an old house. I could really vaccum 2 or 3 times a week. but I don’t! LOL. which model do you have again?
    thanks, Leeanne

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  13. Normally I clean the house by myself, but this time I am very keen on trying this robot. It looks like this robot will save time and effort. Also, according to pics it can clean underneath furniture. I just fell in love with that robot!


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