It’s well made, is quite sturdy–it hangs by four really long screws in predrilled holes in two studs–and looks good. The only thing I would quibble about is that it takes a while to get everything level and to drill the four holes with an electric drill before installing it. But it was easy enough. Just make sure you have the center of the stud. Mine are exposed so it was a no brainer (I heard that!). And the holes really do have to be drilled with a 3/16 drill. Any more and the attachment will lose strength. Any less and you will break your hand putting the screws in.

We tested 14 outdoor brooms with a troop of Boy Scouts to find that the O’Cedar 24” Multi-Surface Push Broom is the best option for your driveway, decking, patio, or garage floor. Its blend of stiff and…

We use JavaScript to create the most functional website possible for our customers. JavaScript enables you to fully navigate and make a purchase on our site. If disabled the content or the functionality of the website can be limited or unavailable. Please enable JavaScript in your browser for the best possible experience. Thank you!

*Place order online, by phone, or in store. Spend $75 or more on merchandise (excluding tax, Gift Cards, eGift Cards, POP! Perks, installation and services, and elfa Sliding Doors) in a single transaction and receive free standard shipping to a single address in the contiguous United States. The offer will be automatically applied and cannot be used toward a TCS Closets® or Business Solutions purchase. Due to size and weight restrictions, some items cannot be shipped or may have additional shipping fees that will still apply.

Having purchased and used various Tekton products in my garage, I can truly claim that their products are reliable and durable. In fact, most of my garage’s twenty Tekton products are the 7661 model. I have various tools, such as heavy brooms, pruning sheers, hammers, etc. hanging on these hooks. To be safe, I place the heavier hanging items closer to the garage floor and away from the family’s normal path to the basement door. However, due to Tekton’s wonderful , sturdy products, I have never encountered a safety issue. After 5 years, I have never had a Tekton hook fall off or come out of the wall.

Don’t put your broom away wet. Corn brooms will mildew or rot, and they shouldn’t be used to sweep wet debris in the first place. Synthetic brooms won’t rot, but they can end up smelling… peculiar. Dry out your broom before you put it back in the closet.

Each Wonder® Mop has microfiber GRIPSTRIPS™ that lift up to 20% more dirt leaving your floors cleaner. With the power wringer you will be able to remove more water from the mop head allowing your floors to dry faster so you can be back on them sooner. The Wonder® Mop works great on all surfaces and can be machine washed up to 50 times.Watch Learn More

This Edsal UR1848P-BLK storage rack has a frame This Edsal UR1848P-BLK storage rack has a frame made of steel for strength with a smooth black powder coat finish for resistance to corrosion 5 adjustable particle board shelves and a 4 000 lb. capacity when the weight is evenly distributed across all shelves. It is suitable for organizing and …  More + Product Details Close

Cleaning Tip: We use our Libman Wonder Mop to clean our inground swimming pool. We mix liner cleaner with one gallon of warm water and use the Wonder Mop to clean the sides of the liner. It is especially good at cleaning those skimmers that collect chemical residue and bugs. We never have to put our hands in that stuff. Thanks for our miracle!

Dampen your mop’s cleaning pad with water. Grab a fresh cloth cleaning pad that’s large enough to fit on your mop. Then, rinse the pad with warm water to dampen it. If you accidentally soak the pad, wring it out to remove excess water.[10]

“It’s sometimes tough to convince an athlete that what they’re doing is maybe not the best, because they feel like they’re working really, really hard,” Flemming said. “And it’s probably true that they’re working really, really hard. they might also be wasting a lot of energy.”

The HDX posthole digger is ideal for installing The HDX posthole digger is ideal for installing a garden fence flagpoles patio or planting bulbs. Strong hardwood handles are bolted through the strong and durable tempered steel blades. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty this tool is designed to dig postholes in tilled soil.  More + Product Details Close

This is a great broom for my tile floors. Keeps all the dirt and puppy hair in the broom so it doesn’t spread as I am sweeping. Great for the expensive carpets you shouldn’t vacuum. Also great for sweeping the stairs in the pool. Really is the only broom you will ever need or want.

The Quickie’s head is made of resin and its fibers are various sorts of polypropylene, so it can be used on wet material without fear of rot. At $14, it was also the second-cheapest broom in our sample—shipping costs from Amazon can throw that off, but it’s sometimes priced as low as $10 at Home Depot. It’s lighter than the O’Cedar (2 lbs. vs. 3 lbs.), although it’s about the same 64” overall length, depending on exactly how you measure the height of a broom with an angled handle. Online user reviews of the Quickie are usually satisfied—that is, as long as the handles remain intact.

This machine may look like an ordinary mini-cultivator, but it’s much more than that; it’s a multi-tasking yard care system. You can customize your MM 55 C-E Yard Boss with aerator, sweeper, edger, and other attachments (which will cost you less money and space than it would to fill your garage with a bunch of single-function machines). This all-in-one will lend its ergonomic, folding handles and Easy2Start system, which eliminates the need for a fast-pull starting cord, to all of its soil and yard prep functions. This is another high-power, low-weight tool out-of-the-box, but you can add weight to it as needed for tough or rocky ground that’s harder to work.

Natural cleaning products aren’t that hard to come by, but which ones are actually effective? Ecoexpert Danny Seo recommended the Better Life All-Purpose cleaner as a plant-based cleaner that works just as well as the chemical-filled ones.

Short handles are best for restricted work areas, but they require more leg strength. Depending on your height, you may be doing a lot of bending. Short handles are often thicker and may have a grip on the handle, making them heavier than a longer tool.

I’m with you on not throwing dustmop cloths in with clothes… seems like a bad idea to me… I actually have yet to wash my dust mop cloth, because so far, I’ve done a good enough job of getting the biggest and baddest stuff with the regular broom+dustpan, so all I’ve had to do with the dustmop cloth to clean it is shake it out outside… but, eventually, it *will* need washing, and at that point, I think the best bet is to just put it on its own cycle or have a separate washbasin handy (which I don’t have, so I’ll probably just end up hand-washing it in the kitchen sink).

The Arrow Woodlake 10 ft. x 8 ft. The Arrow Woodlake 10 ft. x 8 ft. Steel Storage Building adds the realistic look of simulated wood grain to a low-maintenance galvanized steel structure. Offering 413 cu. ft. of storage space this convenient building is treated with a baked-on enamel finish to provide long-lasting storage performance. The building’s 2 …  More + Product Details Close

Congratulations! So, you’ve decided to become a better sweeper. Your timing couldn’t be better—spring officially began this morning, which makes it a great time to get rid of those winter dust bunnies. And reading this article is your first step towards having cleaner floors. To find the scientifically best way to wield a broom, we spoke with two cleaning experts.

To finish, a dry cover polishes away the last of the water and since the terry covers can be machine-washed and dried, then reused, you’ll avoid the expense and environmental problems of disposable mop liners.

A kooky (and brilliant) new angle—these bent bristles encourage an efficient, ergonomic stroke. And they’re unmatched for dislodging dirt, leaves, petals, and pine needles. Once you master the motion, you might just want to take on the whole block.

The OXO starts out a little staticky. We witnessed tiny pieces of cat litter jump straight out of the dustpan’s body and cling onto the slope above the red lip. It wasn’t the worst we tested, and by the third use most of the static had dissipated and debris was no longer hurling itself out of the dustpan. (We tried wiping down the most staticky dustpans with a dryer sheet, but didn’t see any improvement. The best solution we found is to keep using the dustpan until the static dissipates.)

We tested the Casabella against 13 other brooms by sweeping a half cup of flour, cat litter, and rice, and our pick was the most effective at sweeping all three types of debris. It left the least residue behind when sweeping up the tiniest particles of flour and litter, and was especially capable at getting dust up out of cracks in the floor. It was, simply put, the best sweeper we tested.

And while it might sound ironic after mentioning the potential longevity of a broom, one should also not overlook how readily they can be disposed of and replaced. As mentioned, even the most expensive broom and dustpan set you are likely to purchase will cost only thirty or forty dollars at most; you can get several years of use out of the set and then dispose of and replace it.

Both corn brooms and push brooms are made with a confusing variety of fibers. For most homeowners, the key issue is whether the broom is made of natural fibers—corn, tampico, piassava, or palmyra—or synthetic fibers. (Be aware that while “tampico” is made of plant fibers, “black tampico” is plastic. ) Corn, palmyra, and piassava fibers are made of plants, and if you get them wet, they can rot to pieces. Synthetic fibers won’t rot if they get wet, but they can get mold and mildew and stink up your broom closet. If you’re going to be sweeping wet debris regularly, get a synthetic-bristle broom. Most synthetic fiber brooms available to consumers are made of polypropylene.

Angle-cut bristles—This is a broom where the bristles on one side are cut short, and they get progressively longer until they reach the other side. This is convenient for getting into corners and under furniture.

I have dogs, lots of dogs. This broom is great for sweeping up their hair and scrubbing dog kennels. My friend recently got a border collie and was complaining about all of the hair in the house. I bought her one of these brooms and she loves it.

This broom is perfect for outdoor and indoor use. It features long fiber bristles with the angle cut to collect access dirt. It cleans dirt even from tight corners. The poly fibers collect both fine and rough debris. Long fibers easily reach into corners and clean around objects. Large broomsticks make easy handling.

What chemicals do you use to clean the dust mop’s microfiber without destroying the microfibers ? I’m not sure on the additives but I do know that oils clog the fibers holes. Also can someone tell me if microfibers are naturally electrostatically charged or does it require a chemical coating? It would be cool if you did a article on the science of microfibers and how to care for them. Your research and reviews are great

The hot mop (or steam mop) follows a similar concept to a steam iron. After adding water, the water is heated to make it exude on top of a floor, which can then be cleaned without using a cleaning solvent. These can work best on surfaces where a regular mop would also be used, such as bare floors, hearths, and laminate.