Extending a Short Broom Handle

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March 6, 2018

A short broom handle being extended with a cardboard tube.I can't afford a nice big broom, nor would I want one. They hurt my thumbs and are too coarse. So, I love the Dollar Tree ones, but man are they short! I am only 5 feet 1 inch tall and I find myself stooping just to use it.


I didn't have any PVC (which I recommend) but I did ask for a tube at my local hardware store. It worked as well as I could do with the size I had. This was 1 inch exterior and 5/8 inch interior. If the tube had been 1 inch interior, it would have gone over the whole handle. But this will work for a while.

I cut it 8" long with some cheap steak knives and it was a cinch to get over the handle. I probably didn't need the tape, but I figured it couldn't hurt!

It gives me just enough for my poor back to stop stooping just to sweep!

PS: This would work for mop too, but I would advise to do the PVC first. You tend to use the end of a mop with more force than a broom.


A short broom handle.
A short broom handle.
A cardboard tube being used to extend a broom handle.
A tube being cut to about a foot length to extend a broom handle.
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March 5, 20210 found this helpful

My father found that the Swiffer handle wasnt long enough for him. He called the company and told them.


They sent him another whole Swiffer and told him to just click together the extra handle piece.

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