Thread title: "Afraid of cleans."
Only proper response:
In addition to that, I tossed a few videos in the Technique Thread. Those might be helpful.
Like Alexus asked, can you get into the rack position and hold the bar across your shoulders? If not, that's something worth noting.
Cleans, for the non-competitive weightlifter, are something that Dan John might call a "self-correcting exercise." Do a few sets of 1-4 and see how it goes. Worst case scenario, you get some funky bruises and adjust your form next session. (Okay, worst case scenario, you knock out some teeth, but that won't really happen. Probably.)
I never found a broomstick or super-light weight useful at all. I need some type of weight to feel resistance (55 or 65 pounds) and feel the movement correctly.