Woman reveals the pile of HAIR she’s scraped up from her carpet using a £5 rubber broom – and insists it works just as well as a pricey designer vacuum
- Meg Winter, from Bristol, claimed a £5 broom is better than designer vacuums
- She said the rubber broom is efficient while also being more eco-friendly
- Some argued the broom was not enough to get rid of dust stuck in carpet fibres
A woman claims her £5 rubber broom is just as good as a pricey vacuum cleaner at keeping carpets pristine.
Megan Winter, from Bristol, took to the Hinch Army Cleaning Tips Facebook group to share a photo of the pile of hair she scraped up from her carpet using a £5 broom from B&M.
She said the broom was not only effective, but was also more eco-friendly than designer vacuum cleaners that use electricity.
Megan Winter, from Bristol, took to the Hinch Army Cleaning Tips Facebook group to share a photo of the pile of hair she scraped up from her carpet using a £5 broom from B&M, above
Megan said the broom was not only effective, but was also more eco-friendly than designer vacuum cleaners that use electricity. The post quickly gathered almost 1,000 likes
Some cleaning fans were impressed by her low-key approach to chores – but others questioned whether a broom was as effective as a vacuum cleaner when it came to a deep clean.
The post gathered almost 1,000 likes and 200 comments.
Megan wrote: ‘All the work of the rubber broom, no electricity and not much more effort, No harmful batteries (lithium ion are really environmentally damaging), no excess packaging, no payment plans.
‘They’re great, I have no idea why people don’t use them all the time!? (My hair is the same colour as the carpet, you really don’t see it’s there until you clean it up).’
Megan (pictured) also added that her broom was more eco-friendly than hoovers, who work with electricity or batteries
Fans said they used the same method to clean their carpet, and that it worked ‘great.’
‘I have this brush and do this with my hall and landing carpet I can’t believe how much I get up just from the dogs,’ one wrote.
‘I have one of these. Love it! Great for getting the daughter’s hair balls out of her carpet,’ another agreed.
However, some other cleaning enthusiasts noted that while efficient with hair balls, the broom wouldn’t completely get rid of the dust stuck within the fibers of the carpet.
‘Its not getting dust up though. Id have to use both,’ said one.
‘This def isn’t clean. Yeah it will drag up what’s on the surface but not the dirt in the carpet pile,’ one pointed out.
‘Yes great for surface cleaning but defo need a decent hoover to pull out dust from inside the carpets,’ wrote one.
The post divided opinions between those who loved the trick and others who thought it was not as efficient as a hoover, and would damage the carpet over time