For that same price, around $32, I can get about four years of life out of our reusable dust mop pick. Electricity and water prices vary, as does washer efficiency, but here’s how I calculated my costs: In New York City, a single warm load of laundry costs about 30 cents (7 cents for electricity, 5 cents for water, and 18 cents for our recommended detergent). Washing bi-weekly comes out to $7.80 per year. After four full years, my cost will be about $32, which is what the Swiffer refills totaled after just one year. Of course, I’ll have washed the reusable refill 100 times by then, and that means I’ll need to buy a $10 replacement, which brings my total to $42. If I use Swiffer sheets for the same period of time, I’d need about 624 sheets—that’s $130 total.

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.

Our pick is wide angle, but most brooms are of a similar size so if you’re having issues with larger areas you might want to look into something like the dual-action dustmop we recommend above. Hope this helps!

It is handmade broom from Lancaster. The broom is old fashioned but is perfect for efficient cleaning. It makes the sweeping and cleaning process easy and allows to work better. It reaches the hidden dust and corners easily for cleaning. The high-quality broomcorn is used for bristles which are sewn for years. It can be used for practical cleaning. The handle of the broom is made up wood which makes is heavy but easy to handle. The sturdiness of broom makes the cleanliness efficient and easy. It is durable and long lasting. Perfect to be used for dry and wet surfaces.

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.

Hi, I have a question on cleaning the oxo dustmop. In the article you mentioned you used a small amount of the recommended Tide detergent. I tried washing it with a 1/3 tsp of this detergent (the smallest measuring spoon I have) and it still leaves soap on the mop. How much do you reccomend using?

Synthetic brooms can be rinsed clean and dry right away. Corn brooms soak up water and stink it they get wet and take forever to dry out. I used to use a corn broom to scrub my garage floor when I hosed it out, but find that the rubber toothed push brooms scrub just as well and always look nice and clean, hanging from their hook.

For smaller jobs, like mowing an urban lot, consider this zero-emission 24V model that’ll cut about 1/3-acre on a single charge. Going electric means no difficult pull-cord start, no fuel, and no maintenance or tune-ups. The machinefeatures a 1,200-watt permanent magnet electric motor and can fully charge overnight. Set your mower to discharge refuse, or have it collect in the included mulching plate or bag. The push handle folds down for space-saving storage.

Great list and very useful tips and guidance. You can clearly see it took a lot of time and effort, but totally worth it, even for us inside the industry. Hope our Duop mop will be included in future reviews 🙂

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Home It Mop and Broom Holder is effortless to install. It comes with installation manual, screws and wall anchors to male your work easier and fast. Its retractable grip balls are engineered to automatically adjust depending on the thickness of the handle. This product is #1bestseller because of its great quality and performance.

The O’Cedar 24″ Multi-Surface Push Broom ($22) is the best all-around outdoor broom for the price. Its head has a mix of an inner core stiff bristles and an outer ring of soft bristles with two different types of tips, which can handle sand, leaves, gravel and pine needles on a variety of smooth and rough surfaces. All the bristles are synthetic and can get wet without rotting. The metal handle is well-balanced for controlled, smooth sweeping.

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The only exception to the above rules is if you live in a location where you have to pay per load to do your laundry. It’s not cost effective to pay more than 50 cents each time you wash your dust mop, so we recommend hand washing it instead in a bucket (or your sink, or bathtub) with warm water and our recommended detergent. Rinse very thoroughly, then hang to dry.

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Declutter the quick and easy way by storing your shoes in a shoe rack. Get in the habit of kicking them off so you know where they are when you need them. Your home and family will thank you for the extra effort. This home storage solution will keep your summer and winter shoes in storage through the season. You’ll also keep tracked in dirt to a minimum.

Sweep or vacuum the floor before mopping. Most mops do a poor job of picking up crumbs, hair, and other forms of solid debris. As such, you’ll need to use a broom, hardwood floor vacuum, or handheld vacuum to clean up the floor before mopping it.[3]

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.

If you are buying the broom for commercial or office cleaning purposes, then it is essential to teach them how to use broom efficiently. The angled brooms are perfect for cleaning the corners and the edges of the walls. However, a large bristle broom may not be too useful as compared to the flexible and soft bristle broom.

Polystyrene Bristles—These bristles are very flexible and recover even when being bent. Because they’re plastic, they can whisk away water without absorbing it. That avoids the bristles getting moldy.

The product uses flagged bristles that can make it easier for you to clean a larger surface area. They are also extremely soft and due to their feathered texture, they can grab both dust and dirt effectively.

If you need a wet mop then get a REAL, commercial wet mop from Rubbermaid. Buy a wood handle with a gripper clamp on the end. Use Cotton or Cotton blend commercial mop heads. Get a real mop bucket with a down press mop squeezer. Rubbermaid again.

Get your garage back by hoisting large items overhead. Available in nine sizes, the SafeRacks heavy-duty overhead storage system can handle up to 600 pounds’ worth of bicycles, ladders, and other gear. Choose from three types of accessory hooks: deck hooks, rail hooks, and sport utility hooks. Photo courtesy of SafeRacks