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It is crazy that we are almost getting ready for back-to-school stuff. But before we worry about all those back-to-school supply lists – I hope you have scheduled a vacation with your family. 

We generally take our family vacations at the end of the summer. When my husband was a youth pastor – he did a lot of stuff, like summer camps, with the students in June and July. So we usually take our family vacation at the end of the summer. 

Last year we didn’t do a real vacation. Luckily we have family in Florida – so we were able to escape to Florida for a few days of beach time and poolside BBQs!

Two years ago we had our best family vacation. We had enough frequent flier miles for 5 free airline tickets to Paris, France! It was a pretty epic and affordable trip that I know my family will remember forever! 


This year we are taking a trip to Myrtle Beach. We have been there before and we loved it! So we are looking forward to going back and meeting up with some of our family while we are there. 

I always dread getting ready for vacation because I really hate coming back to a messy home. We have traveled enough that there are a few things I do to make sure that we can get ready for vacation and keep the house clean! 



How to come home to a clean house after vacation!


First, you have to get through all the laundry! About 2-3 days before you leave get all the laundry done! Have a family laundry folding party and then get out your suitcases!

There is no need to add the clothes back to the drawers – put them right into your suitcases so you are pretty much packed for the trip! 

Make a list of the last-minute items that you still have to pack – but this will make sure all the laundry is done and it will help you get packed really fast! 


Here are a few tips that will help you come home to a clean house after your family vacation! You'll only have to do laundry!

Clean out your fridge!

The 2-3 days before we head out for vacation is the best time to use up anything in the fridge! Make smoothies with fruit and spinach you have in the house. Use up the bread and have sandwiches or french toast. Get creative so you don’t leave any leftovers in the fridge. 



We usually grab a pizza for dinner the night before we go on vacation since it’s pretty cheap and easy to clean up. We also use paper plates so we hardly have any dishes. Stay on top of all the dishes so that you can come home to a clean sink!


Here are a few tips that will help you come home to a clean house after your family vacation! You'll only have to do laundry!

Clear off the floors! 

We like to do 20-minute clean-ups all the time at home – but it’s very helpful right before vacation. We have all the kids come together and set the time for 20 minutes. Everyone looks for their stuff to put away and once that is done they work together.

Most of the time it doesn’t take 20 minutes and it’s a great way to get them to bring toys upstairs, put their shoes away, fold up blankets, etc. 

This makes it easier for the Neato D8 Intelligent Robot Vacuum to get to work! Having a robotic vacuum is one of the best things to have in your home to help keep things clean! There are a few reasons why you are going to love the Neato D8!



It’s better than other robotic vacuum cleaners. It’s shaped like a “D” to help it clean better! You can’t use circles to clean a square corner. Neato’s industry-first D-shape allows for a brush right at the edge for corner-to-corner clean.

It will clean any surface—hardwood, carpet, or tile—so it’s great for any home. The large 0.7-liter dirt bin holds more dirt, dust, and dander for a quicker, more complete clean.


Here are a few tips that will help you come home to a clean house after your family vacation! You'll only have to do laundry!


Neato robots use LIDAR navigation to scan and map your entire house and navigate methodically so your floors get cleaned faster and more completely, even in the dark.

I love that that the High-Performance filter captures up to 99% of allergens and dust particles as small as 10 microns.



It will vacuum while you are gone. It has 100 minutes runtime and auto-recharge and resumes for longer cleaning runs.


Control your robot remotely through the MyNeato app. Schedule cleaning with Routines and create virtual No-Go Zones to define areas you want your robot to avoid.

When you come home from vacation your house will be clean and vacuumed with your Neato D8 Intelligent Robot Vacuum so all you have to worry about is laundry!