Cleaning ceiling fans is one of the most annoying household tasks – they’re hard to get to, spin out of reach at the slightest touch, and the dust goes everywhere as soon as you try to wipe them down. We’ve found a fuss-free, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that solution to this age old drama.
The secret weapon? A pillowcase!
Simply place a pillowcase over a fan blade and then slide it off, holding the blade to wipe it down. Not only will you clean the dust from the fan, but the fluff will remain inside the pillowcase. Once you have cleaned all of the blades, take the pillowcase outside and turn inside out, shaking the dust out or into a bin! When your fans are squeaky clean, throw the pillowcase into the wash and you’re done!
Don’t forget to switch your fan from its ‘summer’ setting, to the ‘winter’ one! This handy little switch changes the direction of blade rotation and pushes hot air down, instead of lifting it up – helping to warm your home during the chillier months.
Originally published here