The Broom Closet. Must Be A Broom
The broom or besom is a ritual tool of the witch, sacred to both Goddess and the God.

The God; through its symbolic phallic shape and the Goddess; through its three-piece make up, the stick, brush and binding cord being symbolic of the aspect of the Goddess. the broom was made from three different woods. Ash for the handle, Birch twigs for the brush and Willow for the binding cord.
 Ash is protective and has command over the four elements.
Birch is used to purify and draws spirit to one’s service. Willow is sacred to the Goddess.
The broom is used for a variety of purposes but most generally to purify and protect. It is used to ritually cleanse an area before magic is performed by symbolically sweeping away negative energies and astral build up. Of old it was used to guard the home and persons within against psychic attack or evil curses, this by placing it across the threshold, windowsills or doorways. was also placed under the bed or a pillow to protect the sleeper.
Traditionally the use which most people identify it with, are the old wedding ceremonies where a couple leap over the broom to ensure fertility, domestic harmony and longevity.