Keep your broom in fine working order for many years by following these tips.
Some moisture is good for a corn broom. Periodically sweeping dewy grass -- or rain or snow off steps -- will clean the fibers and keep them supple.
To maintain the shape of your broom, hang it on a wall or store it upside down.
If the bristles become splayed, submerge them in warm water for 30 seconds. Then wrap a rubber band around the bottom, and hang the broom for a day or two. When you remove the band, the bristles' form will be restored.
Add a rubber tip, such as a cane tip, to the handle of the broomstick. It will protect your walls from marks and help keep the broom in place between sweeps.
Clean the bristles by running them over a stiff edge, such as a deck stair or a front stoop.