roombas for dust mites? ("robots are cool" is the unspoken motivation)
March 25, 2013 6:51 PM Subscribe
Just diagnosed with a dust mite allergy. Will a regular cheap Roomba help?
posted by you're a kitty! to Home & Garden (12 answers total)
I'm planning to get mattress and pillow covers and an air purifier, and to start using hotter water to wash linens. I was also told that I should also vacuum regularly, but I'm TERRIBLE about doing it and I hate hate HATE vacuuming the gross old wall-to-wall carpets in this apartment. If I get a regular cheap Roomba — I can't afford the $500 "Pets and Allergens" one — should I expect it to help at all? Or should I buckle down and buy a slightly better standing vacuum and hope that I can convince myself to use it on the regular? I realize that the roomba is only a maintenance thing and you still have to properly vacuum occasionally.