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 necessary. 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.

Installation is tool-less, easy and quick. Its broad, solid base provides optimal stability meaning it will not tip over even when large tools are stored on it. The broom holder has integrated holes at its top to let you anchor the tool rack to the wall. Although it can carry up to 30 tools, at times the weight may tip it over.

What’s so bad about the Swiffer Sweeper? I used three Swiffer sheets to clean 500 square feet of my apartment, while the dust mop handled the same mess twice (and only needed to be washed every two weeks). Keeping my place Swiffer-ed translates to 156 Swiffer sheets every year, or more than three 48-sheet packs, which are $10 apiece on Amazon. That’s $30 per year just in new sheets.

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Why is this broom so effective? Most of the magic is in the bristles. The Casabella has 2,880 bristles; 96 clumps with 30 bristles each arranged in four staggered rows. Because the PVC (polyvinyl chloride) bristles are so dense and well-arranged, they create a thick forest for sweeping and trapping dust, ensuring that few particles are left behind. Our pick is about 25 percent thicker than our runner-up, which has 2,184 bristles, arranged in four rows that leave small, diagonal paths through the broom for dust and other particles to escape while you sweep.

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.

Picking just any broom holder brand you find in the market can mean you loose your money. It is extremely important to set down and compare the many different brands so that you can know the one with the features depicting the best. To help you with your market research, here are some important considerations:

Shop a large selection of cleaning tools from HSN and discover brilliantly designed products that will help you eradicate dust and dirt from every corner of your home. Keep floors spotless with the best mops and brooms on the market today. Doing any job is easier with the right tools, and this is just as true with housework as it is with repairing an engine or installing cabinets. The best broom is big enough to sweep efficiently, and small enough to be tucked away in a closet or pantry.

After using the above criteria to narrow down dozens of products from our three main categories, we called in and tested 14 brooms (seven of which have dustpans), 12 dust mops, 15 different dust mop heads, and 10 dustpans (eight of which come with a brush). Testing started in the fall of 2014 and, hundreds of hours later, is still ongoing as of spring 2015. We’re ready to pick our favorites, but will continue testing these picks for months to come.

On the other hand, dry dust mop serves as the best alternative for sweeping.  Products like the Swiffer Sweeper have static charged dry mop cloths that attract dust and debris.  These are a great way to get the particles that a soft bristled hardwood broom just can’t manage to sweep up.

Yes. The pole will arrive short, but it extends to about twice the length. Simply hold one side in your right hand, and the other side in your left hand. Twist to loosen, then extend to your desired length, and twist in the opposite direction to make it tight. The pole will extend to normal broom length when all the way extended. You could also use the head on a longer handle if you need to. It has a standard thread.

The Libman broom and dustpan featured here are terrible. The broom’s bristles are incredibly stiff and shoot dirt all over the place when you’re sweeping. The dust pan is bad because it has a huge ridge designed to keep the dirt in the pan, but combined with the stiff bristles of the broom this ridge acts like a ramp for launching dirt across the room.

It is important to use the broom for right job. For the indoor purposes, plastic fiber brooms are efficient to use and cannot be damaged. If you use the traditional or conventional straw broom, then it will not be able to provide effective cleaning during hard weather conditions. If the straw comes in contact with the moisture, it will promote the growth of mold as well as mildew.

What’s the pedigree of a great dust cloth? It’s white, and it’s made of 100 percent cotton. Cotton is absorbent, trapping dust instead of scattering it, and it won’t scratch fine furniture. White dust cloths show the dirt as you work and are washable, reusable and may be bleached. For an eco-friendly, frugal touch, recycle and repurpose old-fashioned unfolded diapers, squares of terry toweling or stained damask napkins as durable dust cloths.

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Have you considered evaluating the Casabella neon broom? It appears to be very similar but the handle is slightly different – would be curious to hear your take, since it’s much easier and cheaper to come by.

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The regular straw brooms work best on the decks and cement and on unfinished wood floors. But for me the good thick black nylon angled ones work best on the finished hard wood interior floors. Maybe it would be best to try some different ones on different surfaces and see what works best for you. If you find one that you really love using pease let me know because I haven’t had that experience. Tache

Brooms come in all different shapes and sizes, so you can find one that will fit into every nook and cranny of your home, office, or your vehicle. Selecting a broom means first considering where you might need to do your sweeping. A wide broom is the perfect choice for rooms (or outdoor areas) with lots of floor space and limited furniture, but might prove almost useless for a smaller and/or more cluttered area. A broom with a smaller head but a long handle is often the best choice for indoor sweeping, especially for rooms like the kitchen, where plenty of little food scraps end up under the table or along the baseboards.

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Hmm I haven’t found this to be even remotely an issue. You’re going to have a pile similar to that of a broom since the O’Cedar won’t pick up every single particle of larger dirt. I get everything into one pile, lift up, give a quick thrust/jiggle towards the pile on the floor, and then pick up whatever is left with a paper towel. To each their own, though 🙂

The $20 Libman Precision Angle Broom with Dustpan is one of the best-selling indoor brooms on Amazon and a smaller version of our runner-up pick. This broom had an inconsistent number of bristles per clump, which thwarted my plan to count the bristles of every broom we tested. This inconsistency is a drawback, but it’s a bad broom for other reasons: It’s an inch shorter than our runner-up and has a smaller head. The bottom line: Our runner-up is better at sweeping.