I’m a wife, mother and a businesswoman, and I’m busy. All. The. Time. I will also fully admit that cleaning house is not one of my favorite things to do. All of this means that I love the idea of anything that will make cleaning easier for me.
When I first saw commercials for the O-Duster floor cleaner, I was intrigued. An automatic sweeper I could turn on and forget? And at less than $40? Sounded great! So when Walmart offered me an opportunity to try this machine, it was a no-brainer.
The O-Duster is not a vacuum. It is a floor sweeper that works by using electrostatic cloths to pick up dust, dirt, pet hair, etc. on hard floors. It doesn’t work on carpeted surfaces. We have a couple of rooms with solid floors, including two that act as pass-throughs to the rest of the house: The entry and hallway, and our kitchen.
With all the walking that happens in these two areas, the floors get grimy pretty quickly. Which means that when we don’t sweep at least a couple times a week and mop at least once a week, it becomes a real pain to clean the floor.
Enter the O-Duster. In honesty, it’s not the perfect solution for us. While it does pick up some dust and dirt, in my experience it also pushed a lot of dust and dirt around. We used it on the 30-minute setting, and while the sensors worked relatively well to keep it moving once it hit an obstacle, a lot of the debris that was on the floor when it started was still there when it was done. Which means I still had to sweep. Not exactly what I was hoping for.
I did, however, notice that the floors did feel quite a bit smoother than they do with sweeping alone — almost a buffed feeling.
At the end of the day, I’ll probably continue to try it, since I already have it, and try the longer hour and a half-long session. But as of right now, I have to say it didn’t really work for my family’s needs. It’s easier to just sweep in the first place if we’ll end up having to do it anyway. Plus, when I sweep, there’s nothing to throw away except dirt. So the broom is the winner. For now.
If you’d like to try it out for yourself, you can get it at your local Walmart store for $39.98.
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.