Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review of a telescoping corner broom

How to clean high ceilings and corners

I don't care what kind of structure you live in (be it a house, apartment or cave) you surely have places like the ceiling that need a good cleaning every once in a while. It is just high enough that you can't easily reach it to wipe away the cobwebs that accumulate on a regular basis. Let me tell you what I use for those jobs. A telescoping corner broom is my tool of choice. 

Your ceilings might be 7 or 8 feet high and in my case I have areas that are much higher (those cathedral ceilings look awesome but can be a bear to keep clean!). It seems that the spiders never stop in their quest to spin webs to catch their next meal. Now, I don't begrudge them their food but those webs get unsightly pretty danged quick. I appreciate that the spiders trap mosquitoes, flies and other creepy crawlies that I don't want in my home but do they have to be so darned industrious? 

There was a time that I would do all sorts of acrobatic feats in trying to remove said spider webs from the high places in my home. Many would be good candidates for "don't try this at home, boys and girls". That is until I got my telescoping corner broom, now that clean-up is a breeze! 

I can carry one tool and adjust it to the height I need and I can swivel the head to meet the angle I am aiming for. For most of my ceilings and high corners I can keep the broom at its minimum height of 33 inches (almost 3 feet) and I can quickly brush away the cobwebs. When I get to the family room or the stairwell, all I have to do is adjust the length of the broom and voila I can quickly wipe away the spider family's dinner table. Yes, I actually have areas where I need to extend the broom to its maximum length of 54 1/2 inches (almost 5 feet) to reach the top but it is so easy to do that I don't mind it. The broom is lightweight, too. I can stand on the floor and reach all of the high places without having to worry about falling off of a chair or ladder. 

My corner broom is a few years old now so it is a different color than the ones available now but the color doesn't matter, it is the ease and efficiency that this cleaning tool provides that is important. 


It is so simple to adjust the head to the angle you want and lock it in place. There is a knob that you loosen, angle the broom head and then tighten the knob back. I love the angled bristles because that really does take care of the corners nicely. Adjusting the length is easy, too. All you do is loosen the pole at the joint and pull it up to the height you want (or down) and tighten it back up. Easy peasy!

Honestly, I can't believe that I waited so long to find one of these brooms. It makes cleaning so much easier and even if we were to move to a smaller home with no cathedral ceilings, I would still use my telescoping corner broom.

Oh and it isn't difficult to clean the broom head once you have your ceilings done. You can take it outside and swipe through the bristles a few times to remove the webs and dust that was once on your ceiling or you can do like I do and just run the vacuum wand over it a couple of times.

If you don't have one of these corner brooms as a part of your cleaning routine, you really should consider getting one. They are typically under $10 and one of the most useful tools I have besides my vacuum and mop.



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7 comments:

  1. I could have really used this in the two-story house I once lived in. Those stairwell ceiling corners are a bear to reach with a normal cleaning tool (without breaking your neck falling off a chair or ladder!). Thanks for this handy review, Bev.

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  2. This review is hilarious. The industrious spiders' dinner table tales had me giggling. I do need one of these telescoping brooms for sure, as I think Ireland is a spider haven.

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  3. What a fabulous thing! I am pretty short, so cleaning the corners in any room is "interesting". Jumping while swinging a towel often leaves me being the one slammed against the wall. I have a dust mop, which is great for the tops of photos, but most often leaves spiderwebs as sticky strings across the wall. I need this broom for sure! Thanks for the awesome review!

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    1. Birthday gift for me! I shall think of you every time I sweep my ceilings and corners now :)

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  5. That is a very cool idea. Didn't know about these. I have been eyeing some cobwebs in the upper ceiling corner of a couple of our rooms that I am just too lazy to get up on a ladder to take down. But I think I may have to get this. :) Great find!

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  6. Since housework is a big part of my life, I really, really appreciate reviews of great cleaning tools. Looks like you found a real winner, Bev. Thanks so much for sharing!

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