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21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom

photo credit: sxc.hu/scajmon

  • I can sweep hay out of the car without having to find an extension cord
  • Sweeping after bedtime won’t wake up the kids
  • It doesn’t scare my dog
  • The cats don’t give me evil glares when it’s time to clean
  • It’s cheap to replace
  • There’s only one piece (the dustpan) to get lost or broken
  • It can go effortlessly from floor to ceiling with no switching attachments
  • It’s portable and can sweep the porch just as easily as the living room
  • It handles spilled beans and dog food without a problem
  • It goes up and down stairs quickly and easily
  • It can be used during blackouts
  • It doesn’t cost a cent to run
  • Rug fringes never get sucked into the roller
  • I never attempt to change a belt in the middle of cleaning, get sidetracked and lose all the screws
  • It’s light, no heavy lugging
  • It’s easy to store, needs only a few inches in a corner
  • Cuts down on noise pollution in the home
  • No belts, filters, or bags to buy
  • There are plastic free options!
  • Some brooms can be composted when they wear out
  • I get to pretend I’m Cinderella (seriously, it’s a lot harder with a vacuum!)

This post originally shared at Farming My Backyard

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Comment by Jennifer on June 27, 2013 at 11:39am

And, if you're like me, it won't let you sweep the entire hallway before realizing your vacuum bag needs emptying and you've been shooting debris behind you instead of sucking them up. Love this. Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Kathryn Robles on June 27, 2013 at 2:01pm

Ah, so true!  

Comment by Sue Gee on June 30, 2013 at 3:20pm

You can also make your own brooms fairly easily.  

Comment by Kathryn Robles on July 2, 2013 at 3:04am

Oh really?  Awesome!

Comment by Sue Gee on July 2, 2013 at 12:58pm

I used to grow the broom corn and make a few brooms as a demo for a local festival.  It takes a bit of hand strength, which I no longer have.  One of the Foxfire books had information on making brooms and there are classes offered once and a while.  My great-grandfather owned a broom factory in Illinois back in around 1910.  Broomcorn is no longer grown much in this country and most brooms are now made in Mexico.  There are a few artisans around and about.  

Comment by Kathryn Robles on July 2, 2013 at 3:42pm

That's so cool.  That's definitely going on my to do list.


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