Broom Holder Buying Guide
Are the things you use to clean up your messes, all in a mess? Do you have a disheveled pile of brooms and mops propped in the corner of your kitchen or laundry room? Are your kids baseball bats and hats lying all over in your garage? Is there a shelf in the corner cluttered with rakes and hoes and trowels? Are your mops getting dirty while they're waiting to be used to clean because they're lying about the floor? Are you kind of embarrassed by the way your cleaning supplies look when someone stops by? Are you struggling to find what you need because you're things aren't all visible in one place? There's a better way to tidy up the objects you use to tidy up and do work inside and outside of your home. You need a mop and broom hanger!
Most people, even those living in smaller homes, or apartments, have a variety of cleaning devices; dust mops, wet mops, long push brooms, a standard broom for smaller indoor spaces like a kitchen, and long handled dusters, also rubber brooms for wet spills, stick vacs and electric or battery operated wet mops. Some people prefer to use different mops for different rooms and different floor coverings. All of these things that we use to clean take up valuable space, and for those living in confined quarters, this variety of cleaning tools can create a mess unto itself.
There is a solution for organizing your cleaning supplies in a limited space. The broom hanger is an effective storage choice. Broom hangers come in a variety of styles and can be used in the garage, basement, storage closet, laundry room, closet, or shed.
Broom hangers come in a variety of lengths and are a compact organization system. Typically these hangers are mounted on the wall and have a number of slots in which to hang brooms, mops, shovels, rakes, garden tools, sports equipment, hats, or any other household items that will fit. These slots are designed to firmly grip each object and hold it securely in place.
Broom holders vary in specifications and are each designed to hold up to a certain weight. You should be sure to choose a broom holders that will hold all of your items. Another option would be to purchase multiple holders to meet your needs. Some higher end devices have roller balls that automatically adjust to each handles thickness.
Broom hangers can declutter your space and come in a number of styles and finishes. Plastic, wood and stainless steel are the most common. Of course you will want to choose a sturdier hanger if your supplies require this. It is recommended that you choose the location of your hanger before you make your purchase. This enables you to be sure to get the size hanger you need as well as making sure there is enough wall space for the hanger to fit. If you will be hanging long handled objects like brooms and mops you will want to be sure that your hanger is placed high enough to allow for the length of those handles.
Prior to purchase, it is recommended that you review the installation instructions to be certain you have all the necessary tools required. As well, you'll want to be sure that the install is something you feel confident doing yourself. If you have a drill but don't know how to use it, plan ahead and ask someone to install it for you. Some hangers may require only a hammer and nail, while others may require a drill. Also, be certain that the hanger you choose to purchase also supplies you with the required mounts. If these do not accompany the packaging, you will need to be sure to purchase these as well.
If a broom or mop hanger sounds like the ideal way to organize your space, you may be wondering where you could purchase one. Broom hangers can be found at home supply stores, hardware stores, and almost all big box stores. Additionally, there are a wealth of online retailers, many of whom offer free shipping, where you can order a broom or mop hanger. The online option will provide you with the most information regarding each individual hanger. If ordering online you will also have the option to compare different products to get the best fit for you. Another benefit of an online choice is product reviews from other customers. These product reviews are an invaluable tool in making sure that you are getting exactly what you need. Reviews will guide you in terms of what the product quality is, installation, durability, appearance and any available warranty information.
If you are living in an apartment or home that you rent, and are concerned about placing holes in your wall to affix your broom hanger, there are options for you as well. Some companies make plastic individual broom hangers that stick to your wall surface with an adhesive This allows you to purchase a smaller amount of hangers which is very helpful if you are living in a smaller home. These adhesive type hangers also prevent holes in the wall that could result in a forfeiture of your security deposit.
While most broom hangers are relatively inexpensive, ranging on average between $10 and $30 each, if you are on a very tight budget you can make your own. Or maybe you're just handy and want to try doing it yourself? Broom hangers can be made using wood and a few handles. There are numerous DIY tutorials available online.
Broom and mop hangers are a great way to organize and declutter your home's interiors, garage, shed and basement. There are countless ways to use these for storage. They are reasonably priced and relatively easy to install. They can be purchased at a store or online. Impress your neighbors by having the most organized garage on your street. Look great when your mother in law or that play date Mom comes over by having the tidiest mudroom they've ever laid eyes on.