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  • Writer's pictureNicole Smith

Curling Broom Storage Tips for the Off-Season

Are you a curling enthusiast? It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a pro like Brad Gushue or Kerri Einarson, you need to protect your investment! Proper storage of your curling broom during the off-season can help extend its lifespan, ensuring that it's ready for the next season's competition. Here are some tips to help you properly store your broom and keep it in top condition.

  1. Clean Your Broom Before storing your broom, give it a thorough cleaning. Dirt, sweat, and hair can all contribute to the wear and tear of your broom. Use a mild soap and water solution to clean your broom and allow it to air dry completely.

  2. Store in a Dry Place Moisture can damage the bristles or handle of your broom. Store your broom in a dry place to avoid any potential harm. Avoid storing it in damp areas such as basements, garages, or sheds.

  3. Keep it Safe Curling brooms can be fragile, so store them in a place where they won't get damaged. Consider storing your broom in a protective case or storing it vertically to prevent bending or breaking of the handle. You can also purchase a broom cover at to protect it from dust and dirt.

  4. Avoid Exposure to Extreme Temperatures Extreme temperatures can cause the broom to expand and contract, leading to cracking or splitting of the handle. Store your broom in a place that is not exposed to extreme heat or cold. Keep it away from windows, doors, or any areas with direct sunlight exposure.

  5. Regular Maintenance Regular maintenance is key to keeping your curling broom in good condition. Check your broom for any signs of wear or damage regularly and replace any parts as needed. Keeping it well-maintained will also help you avoid any issues once the season starts again.

Properly storing your curling broom during the off-season can help extend its lifespan and keep it in top condition for years to come. By following these simple tips, you can protect your broom and ensure it's ready for the next season's competition. Don't forget to check out for broom covers and other curling accessories.

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