Nighttime Salt Trick for Your Broom: Prepare to Be Amazed

steps to revive and extend the life of your broom using vinegar, salt, and hot water:

Materials Needed:

  • Broom
  • Hot water
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Salt
  • Bucket or bathtub


  1. Fill a bucket or your bathtub with hot water. The water should be hot enough to help dissolve the salt and vinegar effectively.
  2. Add approximately 1 cup of distilled white vinegar to the hot water. You don’t need to be exact; an estimate will do.
  3. Be generous with the salt. Add about half a cup of salt to the water-vinegar mixture. Salt helps harden the broom’s bristles, increasing its longevity.
  4. Submerge the broom in the water, ensuring that the bristles are completely covered. Let it soak for at least 30 minutes. You can also leave it overnight for better results.
  5. After the soaking time, shake the broom to remove any loose dirt and debris.
  6. Allow the broom to air dry. To speed up the drying process, you can place it in a way that any moisture can flow down to the tips of the bristles. For example, you can hang it upside down in your shower.
  7. Once the broom is dry, it should be revived and last longer, thanks to the vinegar and salt treatment.