Long Handled Cleaning Tools

Updated November 21, 2016

Long handled cleaning tools help get hard-to-reach places clean. They also save your back from the constant reaching and bending to clean the darkest corners and highest surfaces. Convenient for sufferers of arthritis or anyone who doesn't want to slip a disk over a dust bunny, long-handled cleaning tools have myriad uses.


Brooms are the ultra classic long-handled cleaning tools. Small, hand-held brooms, do exist and may have their uses, but the long-handled pack a lot more punch. According to Keeping Floors, an online guide to flooring care, brooms may be the most common cleaning tool. Sweeping brooms can handle most jobs, but a long-handled push broom does the job for larger areas.

Long Handled Dust Pan

Dynamic Living, a resource for people living with arthritis, recommends using a long-handled, theater-style dust broom when spring cleaning for individuals who have back problems. Rather than bending over several times in each sweeping session, use a long handled dust pan that allows you to easily and conveniently brush dirt and debris away by sweeping them into the pan for disposal.


Keeping Floors notes that both wet and dry mops use long handles. Manufactureers make wet mops from a variety of materials. Use them to clean dirt and other materials from a hard-surfaced floor. Dry mops are similar to wet mops but, as the name implies, don't use water for cleaning. Dry mops collect dust and dirt from hard floors. A long handle on either type of mop will save you the aggravation of constant stooping while cleaning.

Bath and Shower Cleaner

Another long-handled tool recommended by Dynamic Living is a long-handled bath and shower scrubber. Leaning over the tub to scrub mildewy tile in a shower can be dangerous and uncomfortable. Long-handled scrubbers, many of which come with telescoping handles, relieve the burden of having to teeter precariously over the tub while reaching high overhead to clean funky grout.

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