Personally, I like to save my vacuum for carpets/rugs, and I use a broom+pan+dustmop for hard surfaces. I start with the broom+dustpan to sweep up the “big chunkies” like dust-bunnies and the like, which tend to hind under chairs or tables, or underneath counters which overhang the floor, and then I follow up with the dustmop to collect finer particles in the middle of the floor and in areas with more regular foot-traffic. It’s just faster for me to be able to pull those tools out and go to town than it is to drag out the vacuum and wrestle with the extensions+cord to do the same job.

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.

Amazon reviewers say the O’Cedar push broom feels “solid,” “strong,” and “well-built,” and they like its performance on concrete, garage floors, driveways, decks—pretty much everything. Several reviewers like how it clears light snow; another reviewer says it’s comfortable for use by a 6’4” man. In my testing, I found that sweeping felt light, effortless, and soft, unlike the Quickie broom, our budget pick, which feels bouncy and stiff.

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Natural Corn Fibers–This is the material of “Amish-made” brooms. They sweep dust and fine dirt—and the bristles from corn fibers withstand day-to-day use and are surprisingly durable. But they will get moldy if they are exposed to water.

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)

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When using on carpet or anything similar, you will want to use the pulling method. Short deliberate strokes, pulled toward you, will give the best results on carpeting. This will help to build up the static charge and pull out the hair and dirt from deep in the carpet.

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Once you’ve swept up the most obtrusive crumbs, hairs, and dust clumps, Aarssen suggests doing a wet mop to get rid of the smallest dust particles; she calls it wet dusting. Aarssen likes using a device called the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop, and points out that Velida manufactures a spray mop, too. Doing that can really eliminate all those little dust and hair particles, she says.

Came here looking for a mop rec because my current mop head broke after only a year, and, uh oh, you recommend the crappy one I am looking replace. It shouldn’t be that surprising that it broke considering the highest stress point (where the handle screws in) is made of fairly flimsy plastic. I’m looking to buy products that will last for the long haul and not end up in the landfill after a year or two and am willing to spend more to accomplish that. Curious if you guys came across any mop heads without plastic components.

It’s now spring, which means it’s the season of cleaning and organization. There’s something particularly alarming about emerging from the winter doldrums to find that your home is a dusty, cluttered mess. To help you (and us) with sprucing up and restoring order, we’re talking to professionals and experts this week all about the best tricks and tools.

This soft cotton dust mop is a hardwood broom on steroids.  This is the same type of broom you see used on wooden basketball floors, gyms etc, but scaled down for residential use.  If you have large, open hardwood floor areas in your family & living spaces, this is the soft dust broom you will want to make quick work of nearly all debris.  The 24″ cotton mop head is removable for cleaning and the handle is telescoping from 42″ to 72″.  Priced around $40, this is a great cleaning investment.

Other brooms force you to waste time an energy while causing dirt, hair and other debris to fly all over, or be left behind as you sweep. Traditional bristles will float over the top or allow particles to sneak between, which forces you to make extra passes or deal with less than clean floors. Not only do these traditional tools produce mediocre results when sweeping the floor in your home, they also tend to wear out quickly. Since they don’t work very well when brand new, an old one is nearly useless. This household rubber broom features a 12 sweeping head that is a solid piece of natural molded rubber. This makes it nearly indestructible, incredibly long lasting, and perfectly suited for cleaning any type of hard floor. It will be easier to use than regular versions, and will also produce better results. Unlike old-school tools that may be better or worse at certain jobs, this broom is able to excel at them all. No type of dirt is hard to sweep when you use this broom, so you will be able to remove stubborn and annoying debris without breaking a sweat to leave more time in your day for activities you enjoy.

These come in three basic types: push, synthetic and corn. Push brooms are made from synthetic bristles arrayed in a wide flat base. They’re used to sweep large areas like center of indoor rooms, garages, and patios. Rougher bristles allow the push broom to tackle irregular surfaces. Choose a push broom with tacked-in bristles, avoiding brooms that are merely glued together. Look for a metal coupling between the handle and the head; the stresses of sweeping will wear out plastic fittings quickly.

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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.

To make this product even more convenient and easy to use, it comes with an extendable handle that is designed to make the use and storage of this alternative quite easy. The extendable broom is purposely built to add versatility to this option.

Here’s a link to the broom I have… had it for five years… works fine and I like the way it looks. Just store it sitting on the handle or hanging up so that the bristles dont’ flatten… they are nylon.

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This wide, well-balanced broom has a blend of stiff and soft synthetic bristles that can handle fine particles and heavier debris, wet or dry—and its handle connects with a unique fastener that you won’t see in the competition and won’t come loose.

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Cleanup in aisle five! This petite (39-inch-tall) take on pro tools—with teeth that comb dust from broom bristles—makes quick work of small messes, then snaps tight for storage. Note: The Good Grips handheld whisk broom– and-dustpan set (not shown) was also a winner.

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Bought 4 of these and 2 are stuffed with garden tools in the new shed. They need anchoring to a wall or stud to support top heavy tools and the tools have to go through both openings in the top and bottom grids. They are a great value for their intended use.

The reason we don’t advise you to go for the cheaper products is that even if they can look like an attractive option due to their low price, they can end up costing you more in the long run. A cheap broom will be more likely to break after just a few months of use.

5 dollars isnt much, but these arent even worth that! just go to the hardware store or home depot these suck, one broke, one is currently working but we will see how long that is… 5 dollars for one working(for now) hook?!?! bad deal!