Whether you sweep with an old-fashioned corn broom or a new-fangled microfiber version, brooms benefit from regular cleaning. A good shake outside the house will get rid of most trapped dust and debris. For a deeper clean, swish the broom in a bucket of hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly with cold running water. Don’t let the broom soak; this can weaken the bristles. Hang to dry, or lean with the broom head up before storing.