Magically, a broom is a witchs implement. In dreams, brooms and brushes can have a similar meaning in that they clear a spiritual space of negativity in preparation for changes to be made. The idea of clearing or cleansing is as important on a psychological level as it is on the spiritual. Clearing away outmoded beliefs or habits is an important part of progression. On a mundane level, the proverbs associated with brooms and brushes - 'a new broom sweeps clean' etc. - show us the actions that are necessary to make workaday life easier. Brooms and brushes have largely given way to technological advances. In dreams, however, they still retain their old significance. In a man?s dream, a broom may suggest ordinary, mundane tasks, whereas in a woman?s dream it may suggest control over her environment.