The Amerock H55465ORB Decorative Hooks Pilltop Coat and The Amerock H55465ORB Decorative Hooks Pilltop Coat and Hat Hook Individual Hook is finished in Oil-Rubbed Bronze. The Amerock Decorative Hooks collection offers classic hook and hook rack designs ideal for hanging your coats hats bags or accessories. The Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish is a rich dark brown old world finish …  More + Product Details Close

I was hoping this would be a little better quality with Professional in the name. But I think I’ll be moving back to a traditional style cotton head mop. Everything on this mop is sturdy, the handle is great, and the sponge portion itself works good. But if you do any kind of real scrubbing by pushing down, after a while the plastic quarter-turn nuts that affix the sponge to the mop break. Thankfully replacement sponges come with new nuts.

Before the 19th century, broom-making was an idiosyncratic art; most were fashioned at home from whatever materials were at hand. The basic design involved binding the sweeping bundle to a wooden stick with rope or linen twine. However, these homespun brooms had short lives and had to be replaced often.

bout ten year ole dat ‘uz good to me, en hadn’t no mammy, po’ thing, en I loved her en she loved me; en she come out whah I uz’ workin’ en she had a roasted tater, en tried to slip it to me– robbin’ herself, you see, ‘ca’se she knowed de overseer didn’t give me enough to eat–en he ketched her at it, en giver her a lick acrost de back wid his stick, which ‘uz as thick as a broom handle, en she drop’ screamin’ on de groun’, en squirmin’ en wallerin’ aroun’ in de dust like a spider dat’s got crippled.

Spanish broom: Stems often leafless, round in cross-section, finely ridged, glabrous. Leaves simple, sparse, ephemeral, linear to elliptic or lanceolate, 10-30 mm long. Upper surfaces glabrous. Lower surfaces covered with flattened short hairs. Stipules lacking.

dyer’s greenweed, dyer’s-broom, dyeweed, Genista tinctoria, greenweed, woadwaxen, woodwaxen, whin – small Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental

With an antimicrobial agent built into this sponge With an antimicrobial agent built into this sponge and fibers you’ll get continuous product protection against odor causing bacteria mold and mildew. The pivoting scrub brush is great for loosening tough dirt stains and works great for cleaning grout lines. The antimicrobial protection won’t wear off over time so …  More + Product Details Close

The Amerock H55445S Decorative Hooks Medium Coat and The Amerock H55445S Decorative Hooks Medium Coat and Hat Hook Individual Hook is finished in Silver. The Amerock Decorative Hooks collection offers classic hook and hook rack designs ideal for hanging your coats hats bags or accessories. The Silver finish is a cool grey metallic look often shiny and polished. …  More + Product Details Close

A sponge mop usually features a longer handle than other mop types do, which prevents the user from having to bend over when operating. Many styles also include a roller wringer, so you can wring out the mop head without having to touch the soiled sponge with your hands. You’ll also find a commercial sponge mop with a hook on its handle that allows for convenient storage.

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—Cultivation—Broom is most easily raised from seed, sown broadcast in the open air, as soon as ripe. Seedlings may be transplanted in autumn or spring to their permanent position. Prune directly after flowering, if the shoots have not been gathered for medicinal use, shortening the old shoots to the base of promising young ones.

Spanish broom: Pods brown at maturity, +/- compressed, mostly 4-11 cm long, ~ 0.5 cm wide, densely covered with flattened long silky silvery hairs, contain ~ 10-18 seeds. Seeds ovoid to rectangular, compressed, smooth, reddish-brown, ~ 4 mm long.