9 Ways Cleaning Has Become Smarter [BUZZFEED]

1. You never have to spill anything on anything ever again.

9 Ways Cleaning Has Become Smarter

Once upon a time the only way to for-sure avoid unsightly barbecue sauce stains was to, er, just not eat barbecue. Good thing we live in an age where stains are pretty much optional thanks to recent water-repellant tech. Goodbye, stains and spills. Hello, plate of literally nothing but giant meatballs.

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2. Our washing machines are smarter than we are.

9 Ways Cleaning Has Become Smarter

Welcome to 2013, where our washers and driers are more powerful than a locomotive and have roughly more features and knobs than the dashboard of a NASA space shuttle. Definitely beats hanging your long-johns out the window of your third-story walk-up.

3. We have stain-removers in our pockets.

9 Ways Cleaning Has Become Smarter

You’ve got a big meeting in ten minutes, but you really wanna scarf down that sauce-soaked sub sammich beforehand. You know what? Go for it. Advances in stain-sapping technology mean you can actually erase splotches from your blazer or blouse with a quick dab-and-swipe. What kind of sorcery is this? Only the best kind.

4. Our buildings can clean themselves.

9 Ways Cleaning Has Become Smarter

A team of forward-thinking French engineers have concocted a new breed of cement that actually cleans itself when exposed to sunlight. This could keep city streets nice and spotless with little active upkeep, and maybe even inspire our laziest to pick up a sponge and some suds. Nobody likes to be told that they’re lazier than concrete.

5. And, even better, so can our toilets.

9 Ways Cleaning Has Become Smarter

Toilets can be, quite frankly, totally gross. Nobody likes a totally gross toilet. So teaching public toilets to clean themselves of all the unspeakable things that go on in public toilets is not only a triumph for smart cleaning, but for all of mankind.

6. Brooms are a thing of the past.

9 Ways Cleaning Has Become Smarter

Remember when the most advanced cleaning technology was bundles of corn bristles at the end of a long wooden stick? Oh, how times have changed. Cutting-edge tech like the Swiffer Bissell Steamboost dissolves dirt with a deep-cleaning, steam-activated solution. Goodbye mop and bucket, hello future.

7. And so are crumbs.

9 Ways Cleaning Has Become Smarter

If someone told us twenty years ago that one day we’d have tiny robots combing our living room floors for crumbs, we’d probably A) assume SkyNet was real and start building our doomsday bunkers right then and there, or B) really start looking forward to the future.

8. Our kitties’ litter boxes can empty themselves.

9 Ways Cleaning Has Become Smarter

The best part of owning a cat? Endless cuddles. The worst part of owning a cat? We…think you already know that part. But lo and behold: self-cleaning kitty litter boxes! The future is most certainly now.

9. Technology, technology, technology!

9 Ways Cleaning Has Become Smarter

The bottom line is this: we’re making super-sized bounds every day — like, for instance, this ultra-cool spilt condiment scooper from the minds at Furukawa Kikou — in the pursuit of keeping our dens squeaky-clean. Mark our words: it won’t be long until it’s scientifically impossible to be a slob.

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