Ah, the age old question of whether you should get a broom to sweep your house or a vacuum cleaner. Of course, both can do the job of keeping dirt away from the floors, but which is a more worthy investment? Which is more effective? Let’s look at how brooms and vacuum cleaners differ to help you decide.
Cheap vs Expensive
An obvious differentiation between the two is that brooms are less expensive than vacuum cleaners. Of course, when you get a broom, you’ll need a dustpan to go with it so that you can easily throw away all the dirt you’ve gathered. However, the two is still cheaper than one small sized vacuum cleaner. Usually, this is why people tend to go for brooms.
A broom and dustpan will probably cost you less than $30 , while a small vacuum cleaner can cost you $90 to $200. If you’re trying to save up cost, we’d recommend getting the broom. Note that brooms tend to last shorter than vacuum cleaners, though. Over time, the broom hairs will fall out and the glue will weaken. You’ll then have to get a new broom, while vacuum cleaners rarely break down and is easy to maintain.
Sweat vs No Sweat
Sweeping with a broom and into the dustpan is a workout of its own. You’ll find yourself either getting more arm muscle or having a backache from all that sweeping. The point is, cleaning your house with a broom is going to make you tired faster.
With a vacuum cleaner, you don’t even have to bend down to see if all the dirt has been cleaned, because you know it’s all sucked in already. You only need to do one stride and that area is done. It’s definitely a great investment if you’re a busy person who doesn’t have a lot of time to clean, because vacuum cleaners clean faster than brooms.
Just Floors vs More Cleaning
The only thing you’ll be able to clean with broomsticks are your floors. With a vacuum cleaner, you can also clean dusty corners, ceilings, even sofas. Vacuum cleaners are also known for cleaning carpets. With a vacuum cleaner, you’ll basically save money buying other cleaning tools like a duster.
Less Bills vs More Bills
This one goes to the broomstick, which requires no electricity or charging whatsoever. A lot of vacuum cleaners depend on an electric socket, which limits the area you’ll be able to clean. Some are wireless, yet needs charging after a few hours of using. This will definitely add cost to your electricity bills, so again, a more economical option would be the broom and dustpan.