This $14 Broom Organizer Just Might Inspire You to Clean More Often
When it comes to keeping my home tidy, I’ve got the best intentions — and just about every cleaning tool you can think of. But I’d be lying if I told you my broom, floor mop, and duster were stored neatly. In reality, they’re leaning precariously in a corner of my cramped laundry room, creating a total eyesore (not to mention a tripping hazard). Clutter creates a whole different kind of mess, but thankfully, we found a clever, space-saving organizer that can help.
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Measuring just under 16- nches wide, the Berry Avenue Broom Holder and Tool Organizer, which has over 4,000 five-star reviews and a solid 4.5-star rating on Amazon, mounts securely to a wall or door and can hold up to 11 space-hogging items between its spring-loaded slots and on its collapsible hooks. Mops, brooms, rakes, brushes—there’s plenty of room for everything in your cleaning arsenal.
“We always need a way to keep our cleaning stuff off the floor and cluttering up the area! This utility holder was just the thing!” says a reviewer. “Super easy to install and it holds all of our brooms and mops!! For a bunch of OCD people who hate when things are a mess this was a lifesaver.”
Other companies make similar organizers, but Berry Ave’s design is uniquely innovative. The five slots auto-adjust to fit anything (up to 1 1/4-inches in diameter) and are lined with gripping rubber so even heavy items hang securely. In fact, some reviewers note that the slots are so secure, it can take a bit of muscle to remove items at first. (Don’t worry, the grips soften a bit after regular use.) The six sturdy hooks are perfect for hanging things like dustpans, aprons, dog leashes, or reusable shopping bags, and can be folded into the organizer if they’re not needed.
Despite its compact design, the holder can bear 35 pounds of weight. “Even hanging heavier objects like my shovels and deck brooms don’t seem to be a problem,” notes a reviewer. Other customers mention using it to store things like kayak paddles, umbrellas, snow shovels, and lacrosse sticks.
For under $14, the holder is an affordable way to use wasted space to create a sense of calm and order. Another bonus? When things are organized and easy to access, you’re more likely to actually use them. And if it has to do with cleaning, I’ll take all the help I can get.
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