I have several brooms in my home, because we have a lot of hard floor surfaces to keep clean. One of my favorite broom sets actually connects the dustpan to the handle of the broom! The Butler Angle Broom & Dustpan Set sells at my local Walmart store for only $8.99, (the price of a broom alone in many stores!).
The broom itself and the dustpan are colored white, but the broom has light green bristles with soft yellow tips. Everything seems to be made of plastic, and is very lightweight and easy to carry around. The dustpan has “teeth” that are intended to assist you in cleaning off the brushes, but in my experience these don’t really work very well, the teeth are pretty shallow in my opinion. The edge of the dustpan has a nice rubber edge that keeps it nice and flat against the floor, making the job of sweeping the dirt, dust and debris into the dustpan much easier.
One of my brooms is an old fashioned corn bristle broom, and if you have ever used one you probably know that the bristles are very hard and can break off. It is also my experience that they don’t clean nearly as well, they seem to push around the dirt and dust, while this Butler Angle Broom & Dustpan Set actually seems to attract the dust to the soft bristles. They have not broken off on me, they are very quiet when I am sweeping (no swish swish of the corn bristle broom), and they get all of my dirt and dust in one sweep!
But the best feature about this set is my ability to keep the dustpan and the broom together. The dustpan snaps securely onto the handle (you can put it anywhere along the length of the broom handle), and it stays in place, keeping it secure. It is also one less cleaning tool that I have to worry about finding the room to hang up! This works perfectly in our entry way, because the floor in that room is vinyl and it is always getting dirty from coming and going (and we have a dirt driveway, so it attracts a lot of dirt!).
Sometimes the simple things make life easier, and if you are looking for a nice broom and dustpan set, and especially if you are looking for one that can easily be stored together, then the Butler Angle Broom & Dustpan Set is one you might want to check out. Butler cleaning products are available in many stores, but I do know that Walmart carries this set, and at a cost of under $9.00 it is hard to go wrong. This is a quality, well made set that looks much more expensive that it is. It has the features of other high end brooms and dustpans, and it makes a nice choice if you want to have a broom and dustpan in more than one area of your home.