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5 Smart Ways To Hide Your Roomba (Updated 2022 Guide)

How To Hide Roomba

Roombas may be great at going through your home and cleaning them…

But you know one thing they suck at?

Staying still.

That’s why you need to pick a great hiding spot for them.

So, if you’re looking for the best storage area for your Roomba…

Let me help.

Keep reading to discover:

  • 5 critical things to consider when storing your Roomba.
  • 9 great Roomba devices and the best place to hide them.
  • 3 excellent hiding places for your Roomba that’s already in your home.
  • The 2 most essential things to consider when looking for a place to hide your Roomba.
  • And so much more…

How to hide Roomba – 5 ways


#1: Any area that meets Roomba’s criteria

So, you’re looking for a good place to store your Roomba.

Before anything else, here’s what you need to do:

Listen.

Not to me, but to Roomba themselves.

After all, Roomba has created criteria that you have to meet for your device’s storage area.

Let’s find out about them:

Recommended Home Base location

Here’s the truth:

You can honestly store your Roomba anywhere, and it wouldn’t be a problem.

The most important thing is where you store its Home Base.

Roomba devices, after all, need to locate their Base to charge.

So, where should you place its Home Base? Roomba says that there should be:

  • More than 4 feet (1.2 meters) of nothing in front of the Home Base.
  • More than 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) of nothing on either side of the Home Base.
  • More than 4 feet (1.2 meters) of space between the Home Base and your stairs.

Ensure that your Roomba has enough Wi-Fi connection

Another thing you need to consider is if your Roomba receives enough Wi-Fi bandwidth.

Now, you might be thinking:

“Isn’t every part of my house covered by my Wi-Fi?”

Technically, yes.

But physical blockers usually make it tougher for your Wi-Fi signal to reach your Roomba. Some of this interference are:

  • Brick.
  • Steel.
  • Plaster.
  • Mirrors.
  • Marbles.
  • Concrete.
  • Synthetics.
  • Water-filled containers.

Moreover, your Roomba storage space should also be free of other signal-emitting devices. I’m talking about:

  • Radios.
  • Microwaves.
  • Walkie-talkies.
  • Baby monitors.
  • Bluetooth devices.
  • Other Wi-Fi networks.

And lastly, you should also place your Home Base as close to your router as possible. Wi-Fi signals can only reach up to:

  • For 5.0 GHz: 50 feet (15.24 meters) indoors.
  • For 2.4 GHz: 150 feet (45.72 meters) indoors.

That doesn’t consider that Wi-Fi also becomes weaker the farther you are.

If you need more help setting up your Home Base…

I highly recommend that you check out this video:

#2: Under your furniture

Now, for actual hiding places:

Truthfully, my Roomba isn’t that hard to hide.

I usually just put it under my furniture, so it’s out of my eyesight. It’s such an inexpensive and convenient storage area.

The usual hiding places for my Roomba are under the:

  • Bed.
  • Couch.
  • Entertainment center.

However, these come with two disadvantages:

For the first one, I urge you to look under your furniture right now. Notice something?

The area underneath furniture is usually a dust wasteland, which is a Roomba’s kryptonite. After all, accumulated dust on your Roomba can often make it slower.

Another disadvantage is where you place your furniture. To be exact, is it on the second floor of your home?

If so, you’ll need something to stop your Roomba from going down the stairs.

And, for that, I recommend a Virtual Wall. This device emits an infrared signal which works as an invisible wall for your Roomba.

You may also be interested in: Will Roomba Fall Down Stairs?

#3: Under the stairs

Like Harry Potter, you can also hide your Roomba in the cupboard under your stairs.

This way, it won’t accidentally fall once turned on as it’s still on the first floor. Not only that, but it’s also out of sight when you don’t need it.

Furthermore, this also ensures that no one in your home will accidentally step on the Roomba.

You just need to ensure that the space under your stairs has:

  • Enough head space for your Roomba.
  • A working power outlet or, at least, an extension cord.
  • No other obstructions that your Roomba can accidentally suck.
  • Sufficient light so your Roomba can navigate towards it and from it.

#4: Inside your pantry

Do you still have some space in your kitchen? Specifically, inside your pantry?

If so, this is another good hiding spot for your Roomba.

After all, pantries usually:

  • Have plenty of light.
  • Are well-maintained.
  • Have a working outlet.

And all of those make pantries the perfect storage area for your Roomba.

Furthermore, you won’t have to worry about your Roomba accidentally leaving your home. This is because pantries usually have doors you can use to lock your Roomba inside.

#5: Create a home for your Roomba

Create A Home For Your Roomba

Lastly, if you can’t find a suitable home for your Roomba…

Why not just build one yourself?

With enough skill, you can adequately build a good storage space for your Robot Vacuum.

You just need to consider one thing:

The dimensions of your Roomba.

But don’t worry. You don’t need to look for this information online.

Instead, let me just tell you. This is how big Roomba vacuums are:

Roomba e5

  • Height: 13.3 inches (33.8 cm).
  • Diameter: 3.6 inches (9.14 cm).

Roomba j7

  • Height: 13.3 inches (33.8 cm).
  • Diameter: 3.4 inches (8.63 cm).

Roomba s9

  • Height: 12.2 inches (31.1 cm).
  • Diameter: 3.5 inches (8.9 cm).

Roomba i3

  • Height: 13.26 inches (33.68 cm).
  • Diameter: 3.63 inches (9.22 cm).

Roomba i7

  • Height: 13.34 inches (33.88 cm).
  • Diameter: 3.63 inches (9.22 cm).

Roomba 675

  • Height: 13.4 inches (34 cm).
  • Diameter: 3.5 inches (8.9 cm).

Roomba 694

  • Height: 13.4 inches (34 cm).
  • Diameter: 3.54 inches (9 cm).

Roomba 960

  • Height: 13.78 inches (35 cm).
  • Diameter: 3.5 inches (8.9 cm).

Braava Jet M6

  • Height: 10.6 inches (26.9 cm).
  • Diameter: 3.5 inches (8.9 cm).