Magically, a broom is a witch’s 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.
Psychological / emotional perspective: 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.
Material aspects: 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.
Gives gender - specific: 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.