You can already feel it in the air: summer. As the sun’s rays linger a little longer each day, many of us are busy putting together escape plans for the weekend—not going into housecleaning mode. But before stuffing your suitcase and locking the door, you may want to take care of those dust bunnies building in the corners and crevices of your home (which will only get bigger the longer you’re gone). 

And really, is there anything better than returning from vacation to a home that’s already sparkling clean? If you dread completing these chores or always put off packing until the last minute, enlist the help of a zippy robot vacuum cleaner. Rather than digging in your closet to haul out clunky machinery, all you have to do is press a button or load up an app to get these little guys going; they’re Wi-Fi enabled and boast smart app controls and more (a few are even dual vac-mops). But the best part? Right now, some of our favorite brands are on sale, featuring markdowns as high as 40 percent off on Amazon. 

Multiple models from Eufy, including our speedster G20 pick and the upgraded G30 with mapping technology, are offering serious price cuts. You can even save $240 on our best robot vacuum overall pick, the RoboRock S6 Pure vacuum and mop. For more budget-friendly dual-cleaning abilities, we love Bissell, especially if you happen to have a furry friend staying behind while you’re gone (and since most of these are app activated, you can turn them on when the pet sitter is around). And a self-emptying option means you can put off the chore even longer: iRobot’s Roomba i7+ will do the dirty work for you.


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