When dry this works just like our favorite sturdy push brooms, but dip it in some soapy water (or give it the 'ol "sustainable surface cleaner spritz and push") and say bye bye to that spilled honey incident that almost totally derailed breakfast. After all, wouldn't it be nicer to say "oh, no problem! let's get your special broom!" than whatever it is you *might* have said instead? Kiddoes love to help (and adults love to be helped) so this scrubby, sustainable stiff-bristled tampico and beechwood friend makes that connection and looks great doing it. 36" with a little spot for a hanging loop, of course.