My Roomba is my BFF—and it's $100 off right now!

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Roomba even returns to its charging cradle between cleanings. So dutiful! (Photo: iRobot)
Roomba even returns to its charging cradle between cleanings. So dutiful! (Photo: iRobot)

The best partner I have ever had is my Roomba.

Sure, there are advantages to human boyfriends. They can reach high shelves, laugh at your jokes, refill your wine glass. But the best relationship I have right now is with a different member of my household. It’s my iRobot Roomba, which sucks in the best way possible.

It sucks up dust. It sucks up crumbs. It sucks up strewn kitty litter and tiny bits of Cheerios left over from breakfasts eaten long ago. And it does all this without any involvement from me — I don’t have to ask, I don’t have to stand up, I don’t have to lift a finger. I don’t even have to be home! Every day at the appointed time, my darling Roomba self-motivates, does its task, then quietly returns to its dock. It is my best friend, my support system, my love. It senses my needs and happily fulfills them.

Right now, the incredible iRobot Model 671 Roomba is on sale for $230 (was $330)—thank you, QVC. I urge you to drop what you’re doing and take advantage. Not only will this machine change your life, it may change your outlook on the world. And if your family unit experiences any ongoing tension about keeping the house clean (Hello? Whose doesn’t?), your Roomba will reduce this tension by a fair percentage. Because when your floors are maintained, everything else feels a lot easier to handle.

Program it through the iRobot HOME app and enjoy your sparkling clean home. (Photo: QVC)
Program it through the iRobot HOME app and enjoy your sparkling clean home. (Photo: QVC)

This Roomba 671 is Wi-Fi connected, which means you can start the cleaning process with just a touch of a button on your smartphone. All you need is the iRobot Home App, and you can schedule your vacuum for anytime wherever you are. Also included with Wi-Fi is Alexa compatibility. Ask Alexa to start, stop or dock your Roomba, and it’ll do just that!

Picture clean floors without having to lift a finger. Can you even imagine? In case you’re unfamiliar with the technology, the Roomba has sensors that map its surroundings (including cliff sensors that keep it from toppling down a set of stairs). This allows it to zip around an entire floor of your home removing allergens, pet hair and the detritus of daily life.

And when the Roomba is running low on battery from all that work, it automatically docks itself to recharge.

Admittedly the Roomba is an investment—but for me it’s been more than worth it for my household. And if you’re hesitant to plunk down $230 all at once, QVC allows you to do three payments of $77 with no interest. Consider pulling the trigger on this sale—it’s the lowest price I’ve yet to see. But hurry, because a deal this good won’t last!

Shop it: iRobot Roomba 671 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum w/ Virtual Wall, $230 (was $330),

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