Lately I’ve been disappointed with my broomstick. It just doesn’t glide like it used to, and I’m not even tempted to pick it up, much less accelerate it. Therefore, when I had a chance to visit a superior broom maker at the Ozark Folk Center near Mountain View, Arkansas, this summer, I leapt at the chance.
Everywhere we looked were brooms: standard floor brooms, kids’ brooms, whisk brooms, and turkey wing brooms (do you see the red one hanging on the wall?). All of the brooms are made of natural, sustainable materials.
I only needed to try one. I knew it was the right one.
Check out the broom straw on this beauty. I understand that the standard straw-colored broom straw is best, but the red broom straw adds such perfect color.
This broom also come with a remarkable 19-year warranty. Why 19 years? Because, as the broom maker told us, he has to retire some day. That’s a phenomenal deal on a broom, making my new broom not just an effective and lovely choice but also a frugal one.
Do you like my new broom? I got the hearth (whisk broom) version for one of you! I’ll be doing my second blog giveaway in late November or so, so be sure to check back then for your chance to enter. The hearth broom will be ideal for holiday decorations or to keep your fireplace hearth nice and clean. I planned this giveaway this summer, but now I have even more reason for doing it. Wendy at A Wee Bit of Cooking just had a giveaway that my dear female cat, pictured above, helped me win. See here for my silly cat’s antics that won me a new cookbook!
What’s your favorite household cleaning tool?
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