A couple years back I got a Roomba. I was really happy with it, but it stopped working a couple months later and I never got around to diagnosing the problem. Frankly, I was afraid copious amounts of my hair had caused the motor to burn out, and I wasn’t ready to face the reality of throwing the thing out ($400!) if that was the case.
Three years and one apartment later, I finally got the bugger out of top-shelf closet exile and really cleaned it out. I charged it up, and to my delight it ran beautifully. Turns out I had originally only cleaned the hair from the brushes, but hadn’t really gone in and cleaned out the smaller bits that allowed the brushes to turn. I wasted three years of perfectly good robotic cleaning thanks to that dumbassery.
Anyway, I’m excited! I’m terrible about vacuuming, and even when I do vacuum, the floor never feels perfectly clean to me. And then literally two days later there are giant dust bunnies along the walls again. I have Roomba running every weekday so that should keep all the dust and dirt at bay. Also, hopefully it makes us better about keeping clutter off the floor.