Roomba robot vacuum cleaner vacuuming living room floor.

By The Cleaning Lady

Wipe your feet on the front door mat and come on in–because we’re about to discuss tech-influenced cleaning solutions so smart that the deities of sanitation would give them an A+.

With smart cleaning coming to the rescue, that means your space is about to become sparkly and spotless in just a few clicks. 

Curious as to what your options are for integrating technology into your cleaning process? Keep reading to find out!  

What is Smart Cleaning?

While the traditional “smart cleaning” concepts we’re used to sound a lot like:

  • Make a schedule & stick to it! (No ifs. No buts.)
  • Declutter regularly (Remember—there’s a fine line between collecting keepsakes and hoarding, friends.) 
  • Always move from top to bottom (Otherwise, you’ll be stuck in an endless cycle of cleaning up the dust and dirt that fall from upper levels.)

Smart cleaning in this modern era actually refers to the use of advanced technology, typically incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and robotics, to automate and enhance cleaning processes. These innovations aim to make cleaning more efficient, effective, and less labor-intensive. 

In a nutshell, they’re here to save you and your back from the wrath of excessive muscle aches caused by cleaning too much. Plus, letting smart cleaning technology work its magic means you get to free up some time to focus on other important things (like browsing endlessly on online stores and stuffing your online shopping cart.)

8 Smart Cleaning Solutions You Need to Try

  1. Robotic Vacuum Cleaners: These autonomous devices are equipped with sensors and navigation systems that allow them to clean floors without the need for human intervention. Staying true to their “smart” nature, they can avoid obstacles, adjust to different floor types, and move around spaces smoothly. More advanced models also have features like room mapping and targeted cleaning. They are also great for commercial cleaning, as they can cover a large area without human effort. 

           You’ll be coming home to a floor space that’s dust-free and crumb-free. 

romba vacuuming rug in living room

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  1. Robotic Mops: Because you get to remove “vacuuming” from your to-do list, you’re probably thinking, “Now all I have to worry about is mopping!” That’s where you’re wrong—smart cleaning technology is here to check that off your list, too. 

Similar to robotic vacuum cleaners, robotic mops are designed to autonomously clean hard floor surfaces. They can dispense water or a cleaning solution and often have rotating or vibrating cleaning pads to tackle tough dirt and stains.

robot mop spraying cleaner on tile floor to clean up paw print
  1. Robotic Window Cleaners: When was the last time you cleaned your windows? If you can’t remember, then that’s a neon sign that you need robotic window cleaners. Yes, your windows deserve the smart cleaning treatment too. 
robot window cleaner cleaning window

These devices use suction or magnetic technologies to adhere to glass surfaces and clean windows by themselves, navigating across the surface to ensure thorough cleaning. Get ready to see crystal clear views without even lifting a finger. 

  1. Intelligent Trash Cans: Just because it’s trash that you’re dealing with doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t look for smarter ways to handle it with care. Intelligent trash cans usually have features such as touchless motion sensors for opening and closing lids, compaction capabilities to reduce the frequency of bag changes, and even vacuum seals to contain odors. Once you try out these valuable solutions for managing trash, you’ll never want to turn back. 
smart trashcan
  1. Connected Air Purifiers: The air quality in your home isn’t always constant, so keeping your purifier on just one mode the whole time won’t be the healthiest solution.  Smart Air Purifiers can adjust settings to get you the cleanest air in your home.
smart air purifier

That’s where connected air purifiers come in to continuously monitor air quality. Based on the data collected, their settings automatically adjust to ensure optimal indoor air conditions. With the use of sensors, these smart cleaning devices enable homeowners to conveniently track air quality metrics through mobile apps. Not only are they convenient, but they’re a game-changer in elevating better health & wellness.

  1. UV Sterilisation Features: Certain smart cleaning devices come with built-in ultraviolet (UV) lights designed to kill bacteria and viruses on surfaces as they clean. That means more peace of mind and less scrubbing with the use of harsh chemicals to battle those pesky microorganism intruders in your home. 
  1. Remote Control-Powered Cleaning: No more rushing home to clean your space before guests arrive. That’s because many smart cleaning devices allow users to start, stop, or schedule cleaning sessions from anywhere using mobile apps. So take your time and stop yelling at the traffic you’re dealing with—your smart cleaning devices will take care of it all for you. 
  1. AI-Powered Scheduling: Smart cleaning devices can learn from users’ habits and preferences to create optimal cleaning schedules by themselves. They may also adjust their routines based on real-time data, such as the presence of people in the space or the level of dirt detected. Admit it—it’s actually kind of cute how considerate these smart cleaning devices are.