Indoor carpeting is usually cleaned using a vacuum cleaner. However, if a vacuum is unavailable or the carpet is too dirty for a vacuum cleaner, a broom can be used to pick up surface dirt. A broom will pick up a lot of the surface dirt and you can then follow with a vacuum cleaner or leave vacuuming until the next cleaning.
Pick up any large debris that is on the floor. This may be papers, garbage or large balls of pet hair. Discard these items.
Sweep the carpet with a traditional, angled, household broom. Use short, quick strokes. You will need more pressure than when you sweep a smooth surface. Aim the dirt toward hard flooring, if possible, so you can easily sweep it up and collect it.
Scoop up the dirt by brushing it into a dustpan with the broom. Discard it. Repeat until all the dirt has been collected.