You say to wash the microfiber dust mop with your recommended laundry detergent. But at the time of this comment the recommended laundry detergent has bleach alternative. Is bleach alternative safe for microfiber?

After more than 25 hours researching and testing 14 outdoor brooms (and giving a long look at dozens more), we have three picks that can satisfyingly sweep up all the little bits and pieces of crud on your driveway, decking, patio or garage floor. All of these did fine work sweeping on multiple surfaces around New England over several months. First, we worked with a property manager and a troop of Boy Scouts out to clean up fall debris at an Audubon Society sanctuary, and later, we tried each at home over the course of the winter. If you need to keep the outdoors clean, these are the tools for you.

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. 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.

The hinge mechanism rotates 180° to finely adjusted to the most comfortable angle for any given use. Simply loosen the thumb nut to rotate the tool head then tighten in the desired position. The aluminum construction is lightweight and extremely durable.

The Rubbermaid Commercial Palmyra Hardwood Block Street Broom looks promising, with strong, sturdy, firmly-attached bristles—but it’s just a broom head. The broom does have a hole for inserting a handle, but that hole doesn’t have threads. It’s just a conical hole, designed to match the Rubbermaid Commercial Sanded Wood Handle with Tapered Tip—that is, a pointy stick. What happens when you sweep with a broom pushed onto the end of a pointy stick? The head falls off, over and over and over again. Neither I nor my testers could manage to make the Rubbermaid Palmyra broom stay on its handle.  If you have patience, glue, a strong arm, and a mallet, you could probably make this broom head work for you.

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

Made specifically for hardwood floors this mop features Made specifically for hardwood floors this mop features a 48 in. handle with a completely rotating swivel head for reaching into even the tightest spots. The mitt is made from absorbent terry cloth and won’t scratch wood surfaces and is equally ideal for tile vinyl marble and laminate floors. Mitt …  More + Product Details Close

Storage solutions allow your garage to be so much more than just a space for your car. Heavy-duty plastic storage bins can hold a variety of items from sporting equipment to holiday decorations and are stackable to maximize the use of space.

The Keter Patio-Store Horizontal Shed provides accessible storage The Keter Patio-Store Horizontal Shed provides accessible storage for your backyard garden or poolside. With its 35 cu. ft. storage capacity this shed boasts a spacious interior that can hold up to two 32 Gal. trash cans or a wide array of patio accessories pool equipment or garden tools. With …  More + Product Details Close

Adjustable height broomstick—Sometimes you’ll find that the broomstick is too long in some situations. For example, you can’t sweep underneath the bed, without hitting something (or someone) in back of you. So some manufacturers have made a broomstick with an adjustable height.

Nothing beats kicking back near the glow of your backyard fire pit. It’s the Paul Bunyan-style log-splitting that’s a drag. You can split logs up to 20 inches long and 10 inches in diameter like butter with this 5-ton machine. It features a 15 amp induction motor and will run on regular household current, eliminating the need for fuel and the fumes that come with it. The compact machine can be easily moved by one person and comes with a six foot extension cord for added convenience. Two-handed operation keeps your hands clear of danger, requiring you to initiate the splitting away from the blade. It’s no hardcore 27-ton hydraulic splitter, but it’s also not going to cost you three times as much.

Brooms are available in the market of all types, configuration, and sizes. It helps to fulfill all the challenges for sweeping. They are made up of various bristles such as natural fibers such as straw or corn. Many people consider the plastic fibers because they can be cleaned easily and perfect for wet and dry surfaces.

If you need more storage space, you can easily place more hooks behind the tool rack. This garden tool organizer is made out of powder-coated steel, is equipped with rubber-coated hooks, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Sponge mops, too, offer efficient cleaning for spills and floors. Larger cleaning heads make the job fly faster. Because these mops get a workout, make sure hinge mechanisms are made of metal; plastic won’t stand up to the job.

Thanks to its 24 inches broom head, this broom can be considered on of the largest out there, especially in this price range. This makes it a very popular choice of broom and one of the best-selling brooms out there today. Soft and reflective bristles on the outside effortlessly sweep away every speck of dust and dirt, while the broom’s inner bristles take care of bigger and heavier dust particles.

Browse mops for quickly cleaning up a spilled drink, or dusters made for getting into tough to reach corners and on top of shelves and molding. Get tough on built up grime with scrubbing pads, or give your glass surfaces a scratch free shine with a set of soft cloths for dusting. With products from HSN, keeping your home spotless will be a breeze.

We had a corn broom growing up and I hated it. Seems like we spent more time and energy picking up lost straws than going after the dirt. I have a red Velida that I use now… very nice. I like the angled way it fits under the cabinets and it gets all the dust. I generally hate all things new and modern for the house… I’m a very old fasioned 23 year old, but I think a corn broom is for the birds. It’s high praise indeed for me to give anything modern a thumbs up! Maybe a corn broom is good for sweeping up outside. I’ll tell you the most interesting broom I’ve ever seen before… a Salton Wings Broom. It is stylish with translucent plastic shroud (some may think tacky), and if you turn the handle the wings spread out to increase the sweeping surface. I saw one in Winn Dixie… got a few looks when I tried it out sweeping up the whole aisle. It’s pretty heavy and I don’t think the plastic mechanics would hold up over time… but check out the link for a laugh :O)

This is a relatively new member of the family, offering the weekend gardener a combination of the best features of wheelbarrows and garden carts. These carts have two wheels for stability and the front is designed to allow you to tip out material. Some even have tool storage.

I realize the sweep side of the mop is supposed to be used to collect dust in one place before picking it up like Tony mentioned. However I find the non-locking of the dual action flip mop to be annoying as well. Can you share what this other dust mop you use is?

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At first look, I wondered what would one do with a rubber broom? I’ve actually found it to be useful for many things both inside and out. For example, raking pine needles off the roof. I love this broom!!!

Borrowed from Walloon mappe (“napkin”), from Latin mappa (“napkin, cloth”). Believed to be from a Semitic source, variously claimed as Phoenician or Punic (the latter by Quintilian). Compare Modern Hebrew מפה‎ (mapá, “a map; a cloth”) (shortened from menaphah a fluttering banner, streaming cloth). More at map.

This broom is one of our favorites for hardwood.  It’s inexpensive yet features an adjustable handle and soft bristles that are extremely gentle on your floors.  Excellent for getting all of those fine particles. This broom also has retractable rubber bristles for catching pet hair.  This broom is great for hard surfaces and low pile carpet/rugs.

Update your bedroom or closets with these small Update your bedroom or closets with these small robe/coat hooks from GlideRite Hardware. These hooks will be of great use when you install them in places where you need to hang your hat coat or towels. The solid construction and sophisticated finish adds nice aesthetics to your home decor. Each …  More + Product Details Close

The $10 OXO Good Grips Dustpan and Brush Set is a whisk-style brush set with very soft bristles that fling particles. The dustpan is similar to our pick, with that excellent contoured lip—but it is narrower and lacks the comfortable handle, and it’s paired with a terrible brush that isn’t worth the extra $4. According to our survey, most people don’t want a whisk brush, and this set wasn’t good enough to change our minds.

Protect valuable maintenance tools in Edsal’s All-Welded Vault Protect valuable maintenance tools in Edsal’s All-Welded Vault Cabinet. The 16-Gauge cabinet has reinforced doors a three-point latching system and a locking handle to keep your supplies secure. Full piano hinges prevent the doors from prying open. The adjustable shelves support up to 1000 lbs. of evenly distributed weight.  More + Product Details Close

This Crown Bolt 50 lbs. gray Steel Heavy-Duty This Crown Bolt 50 lbs. gray Steel Heavy-Duty Arm Hanger accommodates large items such as ladders trimmers and patio umbrellas in your garage workshop tool shed and basement. The hanger is padded for protection features heavy-duty steel construction and holds up to 50 lb. Mounting hardware is included for convenience. …  More + Product Details Close

On a recent afternoon, Flemming joined Fowler and Hamilton on the curling ice here at Westmount Golf and Country Club for a demonstration. They wore matching windbreakers with “SmartBroom: Sweep Better” on the backs.

I have fourteen items hanging from one of these and I could hang a couple more from the back if I bought extra hooks. You could hang more if you put hookeyes in the handles of tools with wooden handles and hung them right-side-up. You could also hang more items if you got some more of the really long hooks–they only send one with the kit.

Cleaning Tip: I use my Libman Wonder Mop (#2000) to clean the shower. No stretching or scratching and the shower gets really clean. Just dip the mop in your cleaning solution and mop the shower and tub, then rinse. Easy!

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 large angled head will make it easier for you to reach into corners or other difficult to sweep areas. It can also shorten the time you spend sweeping as the large head will guarantee that you cover more surface area.

Mop no more than once a week. If your floors get particularly dirty thanks to children, pets, or lots of foot traffic, you may need to mop them every week. However, for most houses, try to mop your hardwood floors around twice a month.[1]

Featuring a simple but nice design, the Berry Ave broom holder is truly one of the best the market has to offer. This top-rated organizer boasts of 5 ultra strong spring-loaded ball that slots auto-adjust to any handle size. Its easy-release feature ensures effortless removal. It also has six retractable hooks for additional storage. The holder works both outdoors and indoors.