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#1 of 5 Old 06-11-2012, 02:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I need a broom for my wood floor.  I have a Bona X flat mop, great for dust and mopping.  I have a HEPA vacuum, but I don't want to haul it out and turn it on every time, plus the bags are expensive and I don't want to fill them up with debris that is easy to sweep.  Currently I have my favorite corn broom, but that is going to scratch the floor over repeated use.

 

So, I'm hoping to find an "O'Cedar" style broom, preferably something less plastic-y and chintzy/breakable.  I will, however, end up buying that one if I can't find something else.


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I need a broom too! On another post someone suggested one like this one:

 

http://www.amazon.com/As-Seen-On-2174-12-Sweep/dp/B000H1RMWQ/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_3

 

http://www.amazon.com/Dutch-Rubber-Broom-52-Handle/dp/B004N0OI4C/ref=sr_1_4?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1339605733&sr=1-4&keywords=dutch+rubber+broom

 

I'm thinking about getting one.

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Those rubber brooms are GREAT for getting pet hair out of carpet, but I never liked using it as my only broom for the floor.
 


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This may not be exactly a broom, but it is non-electric.  I love it for quick clean-up jobs when I don't want to get the vacuum out.  I can sweep area rugs with it as well as the floor, and it's great for the entry way - does the hard floor as well as the entryway rug.  Best of all it's kid friendly!  

 

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DD hates the vacuum noise and just fusses and whines and hangs on me whenever I try to vacuum, so this has been a lifesaver.  It doesn't really do edges at all, so we still have to vacuum occasionally, but I'm pretty pleased with it. 

 

Here's where I got it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GL1NXU/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00


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I had one of those when this property just had a scrappy cabin.  I used it on the rug.  It works well on hard wood floors?  That would solve my problem--no money to spend!  And yes, my girls would love it....


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