If your backyard is your pride and joy and your home’s curb appeal is the envy of all your neighbors, you know that a beautiful yard does not take care of itself. The Home Depot makes it easy to find the perfect landscaping tool to tackle any size yard by carrying a large selection of lawn and garden hand tools. For bigger jobs that require a little extra help, we offer an array of outdoor power equipment such as weed eaters, leaf blowers and tillers and cultivators. These tools can take on some of the heavy lifting of your yard work to give you more time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Also, any leftover weeds, grass or leaves can be easily gathered up and hauled away in one of our many useful carts and wheelbarrows that we carry.      

Dust damp. Use just-damp dust cloths as you work. The moisture will attract and hold dust. But beware of too much moisture. It can harm wood furniture and delicate surfaces. As an alternative, spritz your cloth with an aerosol dusting spray. Never spray surfaces directly; spray the cloth instead to avoid buildup and overuse of these products.

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The O-Cedar’s refills don’t have the best build quality. There’s a small loop that O-Cedar told us is designed to help pull the head on and off the frame. (We think the loop is also useful for hanging the dust mop head to dry.) The loop worked well to hang the cloth, but when we used it to lightly tug the cover off the frame, the weak stitching on one side of the loop broke. The next time we washed the O-Cedar’s head, the loop came off entirely. This isn’t a dealbreaker because the loop isn’t crucial, but it was annoying to see it break so easily.

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In June 2005, M.O.P. officially announced their signing with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records, around the same time as Queens rap duo Mobb Deep. 50 Cent is a big fan of the group, and has stated his plans to gain the group more mainstream success. The duo completed a song with 50 Cent which was featured on the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ soundtrack entitled When Death Becomes You, and also contributed their rap vocals in a remix of I’ll Whip Ya Head Boy. Months after the signing, M.O.P. released a compilation album entitled M.O.P. Salutes the St. Marxmen, consisting of several tracks recorded while the group was signed to Roc-A-Fella. In July 2006, M.O.P released the long-shelved Ghetto Warfare.

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 soft bristles can handle fine particles and heavier debris, wet or dry. A unique fastener you won’t find on any of the competition means the head won’t detach from the handle while you’re sweeping.

It was not the single best sweeper in the bunch, but it moved everything effortlessly and respectably, without any of the problems we saw in the other brooms. This one never left behind trails of sand, for example, an ability we think results from the mix of stiff and soft fibers, as well as a detail that we only saw on three brooms: a mix of flagged and unflagged bristle tips. Plus, its proprietary head fastener really does work (and is the standout feature of this broom)—the broom’s handle stayed securely fastened to the sweeping head throughout our tests, which can’t always be said of the competition.

If you’re all for getting your hands dirty in the yard, but less enthusiastic about the clean-up, the Haaga Topsweep 255 will make quick and easy work of tidying. This people-powered, push machine features a dual-action sweeping system with rotating brushes and can pick up wet and dry debris, including everything from dust and cigarette butts to pulled weeds and hedge clippings, to even bigger debris, like the Junior’s stray juice boxes. Everything gets brushed into a built-in collection unit, stirring up very little dust. This lightweight model is great for walks and drives. It can be easily assembled without tools and stores flat. For larger spaces, consider the heavy-duty Haaga 696.

This one also can’t move dry leaves as efficiently as the push brooms, because of its small 12-inch head—this is a broom you sweep in a sideways motion, not one that you push along. It weighs just two pounds, but it’s also only 57” long overall, which may make it awkward for tall sweepers. But that small size means it’s not too hard just to pick the broom up and rotate it when You’ll need to rotate it often—with such stiff bristles, Vorce said that it’s harder to change direction when you’re pushing it than it is with other, more flexible brooms.

The OXO’s handle did break during our testing, but only after some serious abuse. We clipped the OXO to the Casabella broom and violently shook the broom, and the dustpan flew off and smacked into the floor, where the handle cracked. Luckily, the black rubber grip holds the hard plastic together, and the break is hardly noticeable. Even cracked, the dustpan still securely grips the handle of our Casabella broom, but we’ll keep an eye on it to see if the crack becomes more pronounced over time.

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Lots of people like the $7 OXO Good Grips Compact Dustpan and Brush Set, but it’s way too small to use as your primary dustpan. It also doesn’t have any kind of handle or grip, and the brush is really hard to remove from the dustpan once it’s locked in.

It’s the right tool to remove every particle of dust from a small, covered patio; it excelled at moving sand off a concrete floor and leaves out of a deck’s crevices, and did a respectable job sweeping pine needles off a driveway. Audubon tester Sandy Vorce called it “a sweet little broom” that’s good for getting into corners, edges, and angles. Bonus: If you don’t even want to sweep with it, it’s a rustic and stylish enough to be a decoration in certain types of homes.

The test material for dust mops was a gently sifted half teaspoon of flour on a hardwood floor, which simulated a reasonable (but challenging) amount of settled dust. Then we washed each of the 15 dirty dust mop heads individually on warm with a small amount of our recommended detergent, and hung them overnight to dry. We tested all 15 a second time with another half teaspoon of sifted flour and a trip through the wash.

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In 1996, M.O.P. released their second effort, Firing Squad. Hoping for better promotion, they signed with Relativity Records. Changing record labels and production duties to include Gang Starr’s DJ Premier and Lil’ Fame himself, the group still kept their energetic style, and gained a slightly larger following this time round. In 1998 M.O.P. released the Handle Ur Bizness EP, which was soon followed by the album First Family 4 Life. Working with the same formula, again with a heavy percentage of the record produced by DJ Premier and Lil’ Fame, the album featured guest appearances by Guru of Gang Starr, Treach of Naughty by Nature, OC of Diggin’ in the Crates Crew and Jay-Z. The album had the dubious distinction of being the most stolen album from New York City’s HMV stores in 1998.[6]

Our pick has thinner individual bristles than the Libman—0.491 millimeter thick compared with 0.801 mm—which make the broom feel soft and pliable. This texture is counterbalanced by 4- to 5-inch bristles, which are shorter and denser than the Libman’s. This gives the Casabella enough firmness to prevent it from feeling floppy or flinging too much dust—a problem with several brooms we tested. The Casabella’s bristles aren’t too soft or too firm—they’re just right.

This broom holder installs very easily and fast. It comes with screws, anchors and user manual to help you with the installation. Each gripper can hold a maximum of 7 pounds of weight without breaking. The holder is a little bit heavier than others are and may interfere with mounting, especially due to the small size of screws used for installation.

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Love this broom for picking up dog hair all over my house! I tried a variety of regular brooms and they would certainly sweep up a pile; but I could also immediately go back and sweep up a second pile. This rubber got it all with one round!

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For pet hair, human hair, drywall dust, flour spills or any other light particles, use short, deliberate strokes to remove it quickly. The solid rubber wall will completely clean the surface you are sweeping, and the charge that builds will keep it from flying away. Instead of annoying brooms that just make lines through dust, or skim over light particles, this one will clean them up in a single swipe, and all of the debris will remain on the floor, and neatly collected right in front of the bristles. You won’t have to worry about dog hair flying up to irritate allergies and then land somewhere else, and you won’t have to go over each area five different times just to get it clean.

While brooms nowadays all work the same way and use pretty much the same materials, the dustpan is quite another matter. Depending on the manufacturer it can be larger, allowing you for more sweeping before having to empty it. It can also come with nifty features such as teeth that can remove dirt and dust from broom bristles.

The dustpan’s handle isn’t as comfortable as the soft-touch grip on the OXO, and the Up & Up has a flat edge that juts out and is awkward to grip. The brush’s handle is hollow on the underside, which several panel members disliked.

The $13 O-Cedar Dual-Action Microfiber Flip Mop has a wide, microfiber and synthetic blend chenille head that can hold more dirt than any dust mop we tested. It was the only dust mop we tested that could pick up an entire tablespoon of spilled flour, and it could cover more area than any other dust mop before needing a wash—we needed six Swiffer sheets to clean the equivalent square footage (and those weren’t as effective, either). It’s big enough to work quickly, yet nimble enough to get dust from corners, and its refill covers are affordable and durable.

Keep the bristles from getting crushed. It’s very easy to bend any kind of broom bristles out of shape if there’s any weight on them, as I remembered slightly too late for my Quickie sample. Do not let your broom sit on its bristles. Hang the broom by its handle, or lean it so that the bristles aren’t touching anything.

Wanna get rid of hair or dust on upholstery? Writer Hilary Reid discovered a “broom” that’s essentially a giant sticky roller: “The jumbo lint roller on a long stick quickly became the essential cleaning tool I never knew I needed. Here’s how it works: Extend the handle to a comfortable length, and then roll the sticky adhesive part across the rug, so that it picks up hair, dirt, and whatever else is lurking within. Once the adhesive sheet is covered, tear it off and begin again. Roll and repeat, until you’ve finished its surface area.”

No. We are not calling you names. The rubber head on this powerful broom is the main thing that makes it work so well. Each bristle is very sturdy when compared to nylon or other traditional types so they wont lose shape, wear down, hold dirt, or generally not work like those ones will. Each time you pull back on this tool, the rubber bristles will form a solid wall to collect dirt and remove messes. Even teeny tiny crumbs will not slip under or sneak through, and to make sure lighter stuff doesn’t fly away as you work, it will also build a static charge. This charge will eliminate the fly away effect that is common when sweeping hair and other fine particles in order to make that difficult stuff just as easy to sweep as anything else. On the back side of the head, you also have a flexible and efficient squeegee blade. As if the bristles alone were not enough to embarrass the broom sitting in your closet now, this added convenience really makes this a powerful tool. If the kids spill milk, or you just need to dry the floor after mopping, this blade will allow you to dry large areas quickly, and move any left over water into a compact area where it can be absorbed. It is super handy in the kitchen, but also nice when your basement floods, or you need to clean windows that are hard to reach.

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The Weiler 44008 Corn Fiber Heavy-Duty Wire Banded Warehouse Broom with Wood Handle ($23) is a middle-of-the-road corn broom. Like the Lehman’s broom, it wasn’t quite stiff enough to get the leaves out of the deck crevices, but it was firm enough to do an excellent job of sweeping pine needle debris and sand, and made short work of fine particles of all sorts. It doesn’t have the sumptuous feel of the Lehman, but its handle is the standard size (57” total length), and it costs $10 less.