Why I no Longer Vacuum: Neato Robotic Vacuum Giveaway


You know the saying….. “If mama ain’t happy, then no body is happy” ?  I think most of us would agree that a dirty house can really stress us out and a clean house can make us a little more pleasant to be around {wink}.  So, when the people from Neato Robotics asked if I was interested in trying out their new XV-21 Pet and Allergy model, I jumped at the opportunity!

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Why Consider using an Automated Robotic Vacuum?

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing that pushes me over the stress level edge than my floors.  When the girls were little I vacuumed EVERY DAY.  We’ve always had dogs in the house so vacuuming the floors daily was the only way to keep me sane. 

Now that they are older, and our lives are busier, we are down to vacuuming once a week.  I’ve learned to live with that…..but it’s not my ideal.  A robotic vacuum gave me my happy back!  It does the vacuuming so I don’t have to.  Actually, I don’t even need to be home, or awake, while my floors are being cleaned.

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How Does the Neato Robot Vacuum Cleaner Work?

It does what I don’t have time to do! — without me doing it (or paying someone to do it)!  To be honest, I was a little skeptical.   But,  I am here to tell you that this little power machine amazed me.  The XV-21 is specifically designed for households with pets and allergens, and  has higher airflow to pick up dirt and pet hair and reduce allergens in the home on a daily basis.

As soon as the Neato arrived at our house, I was ready to put it to work!  I took it out of the box and charged it (which only took about 2 hours for a full charge), then I let it to go crazy cleaning my carpets and tile! 

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This first-of-its-kind mapping robot uses the laser-based positioning and path-planning system to keep track of what it has already cleaned and what it has left to clean. It cleans your home, using a simple back-and-forth straight line pattern so that it looks like you did the vacuuming yourself . It avoids bumping as much as possible because it can actually “see” an object and clean around it. And, it can pause mid-cleaning to re-charge its batteries and return to where it left off to finish vacuuming.

It lets me know when it’s finished vacuuming and returns to it’s charging base! (no need to babysit it!)

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Watch this video to see how the Neato vacuum works! I’m just blown away by the job it does (do you think I’m going to need to give her a raise?)


WARNING:  I’m going to get a little personal………

I’m going to show you my dirt!

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I was seriously disgusted!  I mean, we clean our carpets, have a good upright vacuum, and use it to vacuum the house at least once a week.  But look what the Neato got on the first run thru my house!

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The Neato goes underneath furniture that I do not get to with my upright on a regular basis, and the power it has just blew me away.  Is it loud?  No, I would say it’s a little more quiet than running my upright vacuum.

I’ve Fallen in Love and Got my Sanity Back!

My favorite feature of the Neato is the fact that I can schedule it to clean. I don’t have to remember to turn it on. I used the menu to set the schedule and it does the rest, whether I’m at home, working, sleeping, doesn’t matter the Neato makes sure my floors stay cleanAll I have to do is empty the dirt bin!

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Right now I have it scheduled to clean the whole house on Tues, Thurs and Saturday mornings, and the dirt bin is full every time!  If the Neato runs out of battery while cleaning, it heads back to the base, recharges then goes back to finish up  a few hours later.  You can also have it clean only certain areas, so maybe you want it to vacuum your family room daily, and the hallway every other day – it can do that too!


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Where to Buy the Neato XV-21 Pet and Allergy

Neato retails for around $429, and can be purchased at places like Lowes, Sears, and on Amazon.  I know the price may sound a little steep, but there are some high end upright vacuums out there for that price and they don’t do the work FOR you!  You have to push them around, move furniture and wrap cords…….the neato, you just push a button and sit back and have a cup of coffee!

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This is definitely one household gadget that is making my life easier!  Now if they could just make one that can clean bathrooms………….ah, a girl can dream can’t she?

Let’s Give one Away!

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I love my Neato XV-21 Pet and Allergy so much, the wonderful people at Neato Robotics said we could give one away to one lucky TidyMom reader Use the Rafflecopter below to enter this giveaway (if you are reading this via a reader or email, you must click over to the blog to enter). Remember, the more ways you enter, the better your chances are of winning! {wink}


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Disclaimer:   Neato sent me one of their machines to review.  All opinions, views, dirt and dog hair are my own!  Giveaway was also provided by Neato Robotics

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Wow! This looks so fantastic! We need to vacuum every day with little ones, but it’s just too much for us. Maybe this would help!

  2. This would really help since my hubby suffers from allergies. I love to keep my house dust free for him, but it is a lot of work!

  3. This little machine is AMAZING!! We have a bunch of animal pets and 3 baby human pets that make a HUGE mess in my house. This would be fantastic for us.

  4. This looks amazing! I need one because we have two hairy cats and with a toddler it is hard to vacuum as often as neded. Also I have a vacuum that is super heavy and it is so hard to lug all the time up the stairs.

  5. My son has asthma so I can never vacuum enough !!! This would really help out !!

  6. Id love to win this! I have 5 children 6 and under, this would be amazing!

  7. OMGoodness … How freakin cool is this … Would so love to win. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  8. My house would be sooo much cleaner. Easier to set this upstairs than lug a clunky vacuum around!

  9. This would make my life so much easier!! I have a dog in the house and two small children, and I feel like I can’t keep up!!

  10. Well this looks like a handy piece of equipment! I’m second oldest of 10 and we go through vacuum cleaners like crazy!

  11. Like many other families, we are always busy and this would help lighten some of the load.

  12. I would LOVE to take “vacuum” off my to-do list, permanently. This vacuum looks amazing!

  13. I have a dog that sheds ALL the time!

  14. My mom always complains about vacuuming! This would be perfect to do the work for her 🙂 happy mom = happy home!

  15. I would love to have this , I’m a mom of 3 and always busy trying to keep up with everyone’s demands ,it would be great not to worry about vacuuming the house !!
    S Dib

  16. Vacuuming is my least favorite chore but ALWAYS needs to be done. With the robot vacuum I would feel like the Jetsons- just imagine what I’ll do with ALL that free time!

  17. As a single teacher momma of two busy kiddos and one amazingly cute, but slobbery bulldog, this would give me a few extra moments in my day…in my week…in my month…to focus on the three precious things above a little bit more each day…thanks for the opportunity, Cheryl!

  18. What a fantastic giveaway!! I have 2 children 7 and 4 both with severe allergies. Adding to the mix is 3 pets – 2 dogs and a cat. This vacuum would be a great addition to our family!

  19. I have 2 small children and am a full-time student. I am constantly cleaning my floors so my little ones don’t eat whatever is laying around! I would love to have the Neato clean for me! 😉

  20. How cool is that! I can’t believe you can have it do different rooms ond different way and it charges it selt. I so love this .

  21. Would live to not have to worry about dog hair anymore!

  22. who wouldnt need this!

  23. Winning this would give me more time to cook 🙂

  24. This would be great! Between the kids and pets I would put this baby to the test. Love the sleek design.

  25. I would love to win this vacuum so I could sit back with a cup of coffee or tea and watch it do its thing. Floors always seem to need vacuuming.

  26. I have a dog and 2 grand kitties,back injury, and a full time job. I would love to let this little beauty do the work for me

  27. Oh my goodness…this would be an amazing vacuum to win….my poor vacuum is falling apart….not to mention the dog hair that accumulates by the day from our dog who isn’t supose to shed!!!! My fingers and toes are crossed…..

  28. My hubby and I just bought out first house and it’s MUCH bigger than i’m used to! I need HELP!!

  29. With a 3-year-old and another due in the next couple weeks, this would be a tremendous time saver!

  30. I DEFINITELY need this..with 3 lil ones n 1 on the way 😉

  31. Hope I win – my floors are never clean enough!

  32. I would love any help I can get with my allergies and keeping up with a houseful of kids!

  33. I have two boys, so I always need to vacuum.

  34. I SOOOOOO need this vacuum! I have a little baby that will be all over the floor soon and I HATE vacuuming.

  35. I have two small children who are on the floor all time and constantly making messes. This sounds like a dream!

  36. I swear I vacuum 3 or 4 times a day since my son has some health problems and the cleaner the the healthier he is. This would help me spend more time playing and less time cleaning!

  37. Such a time saver and with little kids its a constant job.

  38. Set it and go… hiw divine.

  39. So neat, LOL. I have been researching these and really want one.

  40. I would love help cleaning! 3 boys + 2 dogs = 1 Big Happy Messy Home!!!

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  42. I already know NEATO room cleaning robot is versatile and dose pretty smart cleaning job. However, iRobot Roomba is not bad, i mean fantastic. Its like a gift for me from technology. Its cleaning performance is very  superior. iRobot Roomba is much easier to use than other old version room cleaning robot. Because is the latest version of vacuum room cleaner. It has flexible remote control that helps me to operate it and round body shape can easily fit under sofa, wall, bed, table and etc. It also easily remove all kinds of dust and dirt from by house. So, my choice is iRobot Roomba 880.

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