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#1 of 4 Old 08-12-2005, 10:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Okay, so I've searched and searched and can't find any good info here on brooms.

I am trying to simplify my cleaning routine and I really like to sweep instead of vacuum, but with one kid, one dog, and one husband, I find that the vacuum does a better job. We have all hardwood floors and I find that the broom I have (a typical corn bristle kind) just sort of throws the dust around.

Am I missing something? Is there some sort of miracle broom out there that I don't know about? Or am I just being too picky about the limits of a broom?

I was looking at the wool mop at gaiam.com, which is on sale right now for $25, but WOW twenty five bucks for a broom? It better be fantastic! I'd pay if I knew it would change my life.

Thank you for your sweeping stories. I love to hear about how other keep house. :
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Those nubby rubber brooms work great on pet hair. I use one of those big brooms you usually see people use outside. Im interested in what other people use. :
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I use this system


I absolutely love it! have used it for 5 years now.
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I use an angled broom which I bought for £1.99 in a chain hardware store. It has a narrow row of long fluffy nylon bristles and is cut at an angle -one end of the broom has longer bristles than the other - so you can get into corners easily.

I sweep a couple of times a day with it when the dc are in and out of the garden. The only bad thing is that the angled bristles mean it doesn't stand up flat against the wallbut has to lean against a wall, so I keep it behind the door (where no-one else can find it apparently...............)
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