Was a new broom on your “must get” list for the New Year? No? Well, in GM, it’s very common to see buckets with new brooms for sale right before New Year’s. In a culture steeped in superstition, the idea is that throwing away your old broom means leaving behind the negative parts of the old year. By contrast, many believe that starting fresh with a new broom helps get the New Year off to a great start.