Have you ever cleaned your ceiling fan, but wound up with everything you cleaned off the fan on your floor? I think that’s a common problem with cleaning ceiling fans. I have a friend that used to just keep hers running all the time so no one would see how dirty it was. That was, until I showed her how to clean it without making a mess!
The trick is using a pillowcase. Yep, just a regular pillowcase. You just insert each fan blade into the pillowcase, use your hand to press the fabric onto the blades, and pull outwards. The pillowcase will catch all that dust that accumulates up there, leaving no mess on the floor.
Like this… here’s my dirty fan…. that I allowed to get extra dirty just for this post. Y’all have no idea how hard this was for me! Ick.
And here’s my pillowcase about to do it’s job. I use a really old & discolored pillowcase, and use the same one each time I clean my fans (as you probably can tell!).
When you’re done – simply take the pillowcase outside, turn it inside out, and shake it all out. Then, just throw it in the washing machine.
If you have any nooks & crannies on your fan, like I do where the fan blades begin – you can use a Q-tip to clean those parts right off.
Now, you have a sparkling clean ceiling fan…. and your floors aren’t covered in dust!