6 Broom Upgrades
If you don’t have a ton of storage space in your kitchen or laundry room, this broom can be left out leaning against a wall. And even if you do have the space, you might want to display it anyway. In addition to being an efficient sweeper, there are six color options so you can match your décor.
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Featured April 2015
Casabella Quick n’ Easy Upright Sweep Set
If you are looking for a do-it-all sweeper, this is your tool. Not only does the dustpan stand in place by itself, it also has a rubber lip to eliminate the tiny line of dust that always seems impossible to catch. Bonus: The handles detach to transform it into a countertop sweeper set.
To buy: $30, soap.com.
OXO Any-Angle Broom
Reach into all of those nooks that haven’t been properly cleaned, well, ever. The angle of this ergonomic broom can be adjusted with a gentle kick. You won't miss a crumb with these feathered-tip bristles, which particularly come in handy when dusting fans and ceiling corners.
To buy: $20, containerstore.com.
If luxury is what you aim for in all aspects of life, then this handcrafted beechwood and horsehair broom is top of the line. When tested, the densely packed bristles didn't leave an ounce of debris behind. Plus the edges are rubberized so you won't damage any furniture when you're in the zone (and don’t realize your own strength).
To buy: $50, williams-sonoma.com.
Libman Upright Dustpan With Handle
Nothing is worse than having to clean all of the leftover pet hair and debris out of stubborn broom bristles. This dustpan removes the ick-factor from sweeping with its built in teeth that comb through and collect the mess.
To buy: $12, homedepot.com.
Beechwood Horsehair Table Brush Set
In addition to being the perfect minimalist brush for small messes, it’s absolutely appropriate to whip out in the company of guests. The oiled beechwood is very dense, and will hold up well over time. Its all-natural design was handcrafted by visually impaired artisans as part of a vocational training program—great manufacturing, great results.
To buy: $45, kaufmann-mercantile.com.
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