Monday, May 21, 2012

How to clean dust off your ceiling fan

The other night I was staring up at my ceiling fan.  All I could see was the unsightly dust buildup that has been hiding on the top of the blades and has starting flowing over the sides.
This is a very common problem. The fan is a place we forget to clean. Out of sight, out of mind. I have a very simple solution to the problem. Use a pillowcase to wipe away the dust. Anything that falls will be caught in the pillowcase, safe to be shaken out outside. This will keep everything under the fan nice and clean.

This is what the fan looked like before the clean.

This is how I used the pillowcase. Simply put the case over the whole blade and the wipe away.

And TADA! Your fan is as good as new with no hint of that invading dust.


  1. Thanks for the information. It is a very good idea to help keep all the dust form falling.

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  3. What a neat idea! I use my Swifter to dust the blades at least once a month, but then,of course, the dust goes everywhere else.

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  5. Thank you for this blog It is a very good idea to help keep all the dust form falling Ceiling Fans.

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