If you own a Roomba, you know it does a pretty decent job of vacuuming floors. But what if I told you that it can help you with stairs, hard-to-reach spots, tables, counters, and many other spots?
Consider your new method of tidying up "Roomba-Assissted Cleaning". You now need to adjust your dusting and cleaning ways to fit one basic principle:
You clean first. Knock small stuff down to the floor, and sweep it to a spot where the Roomba can pick it up for you. Once you have done your bit, let the Roomba finish the job.
Consider a hardwood or laminate staircase. You can imagine yourself vacuuming the steps with a hand vac or maybe a long vacuum extension. Forget it! Get a broom, and start at the top step. Sweep the stuff down to the next steps, and don't worry about picking up any of it with a dustpan. Just sweep each step's debris down to the steps below it until all the stuff is on the floor at the bottom. Use the broom to get the stuff away from the very edge of the wall so the Roomba can fully consume it.
Shelves? You probably use a Swiffer duster already on those, right? Continue to do so, but do so in a way where anything you knock off lands on the floor. Let the Roomba do it's thing and eat the dust off of the floor for you.
Counters? Same idea. Knock the small stuff on the floor. Let the Roomba do the rest.
Now here is something most Roomba owners know already; there are some areas on the floor the Roomba just doesn't do too great at. Inside corners are probably the most common, because the round body of the Roomba cannot reach into an inside corner, even with that neat spinny brush thing on it's underside. Help the Roomba to help you better. Use a broom to sweep the debris in inside corners out to where the Roomba can pick it up.
If you have a pile of computer cords or some other similar bundle of snakes, well, those the Roomba just won't do well. Use a broom to knock the crud off of the wires and sweep it out to a spot where the Roomba can pick it up.
If you churn up a lot of dust as you go about your cleaning, wait a while for the dust to settle to the floor. You want the Roomba to pick up all that dust, so it needs to settle to the floor first.
That's basically it. Until the folks at iRobot invent a Roomba with arms, its up to you to be the arms. Knock all that dust, crumbs, toenail clippings, and cat fur down to the floor, and let your friendly circular robot gobble it all up for you.