Our pick’s shorter-than-average bristles are crucial in creating a balance between soft, flexible bristles and a firm, effective sweep, but that length makes it difficult to get into deep crevices or far under furniture. The short bristles also make it easier to hit the plastic frame on things like low kitchen cabinets, although that didn’t often occur in our long-term testing. This isn’t a dealbreaker, because our pick’s overall performance far outshines its weakness in tight crevices—and hopefully you can move furniture to thoroughly sweep underneath it.

The Libman Precision isn’t going to knock your socks off with innovation or creativity, and it’s not a game changer in any sense of the term. What it is, however, is an excellent, old-fashioned broom that sports stiff bristles, making it great for outdoor use.

This angled broom from Black & Decker not only makes our list of best brooms but also scores top marks in almost every aspect. The design of this broom is extremely ergonomic and convenient and lets you reach into the tightest and smallest of places. The bristles and the handle both are exceptionally well-made and provide very efficient cleaning. The handle also has a rubber bumper in the middle which makes it very easy to grip and move around. This broom is ideal for all sorts of settings, be it your home, office or outdoors.

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The $15 Casabella Flip Floor Duster had the same problem as the Rubbermaid Flexible Sweeper: Its hollow frame didn’t evenly press the cloth into the floor for a thorough wipe-down. It was also difficult to steer and didn’t hold up well in the wash.

I bought ours at a pet show about 12 years ago. I have not bought another broom since. It is the very best broom to use when you have animals especially dogs. It picks up all the hair. We are getting ready to have to replace one of the brooms due to the broom part getting cracked where it goes into the handle itself. It still works great except sometimes it pops off and i have to slide it back on. I highly recommend buying one of these if you have dogs.

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Work your way toward a door. This will ensure that you’re not stepping on parts of the floor you’ve already cleaned. If you still end up stepping on a wet area, run the mop back over it to clean up your tracks.

To get expert opinions on those brooms, I took the lot over to the Massachusetts Audubon Habitat Sanctuary where Habitat’s property manager, Sandy Vorce, and Boy Scout Troop 304—all teens, including a few Eagle Scout candidates—were embarking on a fall cleanup. Sandy and the scouts used the brooms for forty-five minutes on pine needles and leaves along Habitat’s ragged, cracked asphalt driveway.