Whether you sweep with an old-fashioned corn broom or a new-fangled microfiber version, brooms benefit from regular cleaning. A good shake outside the house will get rid of most trapped dust and debris. For a deeper clean, swish the broom in a bucket of hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly with cold running water. Don’t let the broom soak; this can weaken the bristles. Hang to dry, or lean with the broom head up before storing.
If you're like me and have company coming for the holiday season, or just need a little fall cleaning before closing up the house officially for Winter, then there are all sorts of tasks on your to-do list that you don't normally tackle. For instance, cleaning your ceiling and moldings. Here's how to do it the easy way so you don't end up with a mouth full of yuck.
Broom closet. Will need to find a home for cleaning supplies. Must contain a shelf for three boxes (towels, Shmop heads, and Magic Erasers), a shaker of baking soda, and a handheld vacuum cleaner, as well as nine single pronged coat hook. (Eleven coat hooks if it's to contain the stepladder.)