Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 5: How To Clean Ceiling Fans



Today’s challenge is getting those dirty ceiling fans clean
without turning the whole room into one large dust bowl.

Did you know that when dust sits around, dust mites move in?

What’s the big deal about dust mites? Besides the fact that any mite is well, yucky,
they contribute to allergies and sinus infections. A dusty fan can send
mites scattering to your bedding and furniture. 
So now that I have motivated you to go clean that fan, let me give you some tips.
Experts recommend to clean your fan at the beginning and end of fan season,
or every other month if you use your fan year-round. 
Remember the early discussion about mites…yea, just sayin’. 🙂

The best supplies for this cleaning task are:

  • tape
  • old sheet
  • old pillowcase
  • spray bottle
  • distilled vinegar
  • hat (I suggest a baseball cap, doesn’t have to be stylin’) 🙂
  • step-ladder
  • cotton cloth
The best tips for cleaning a ceiling fan are:
  • Tape down the fan’s switch. Just a little reminder to tell people, “Step away from the fan.”
  • Spread an old sheet over anything under the fan (an area about twice as wide as the blades)
  • Fill a spray bottle with warm water and about two tablespoons of distilled vinegar
  • Spritz the inside of an old pillowcase
  • Put on your hat (this step is optional, but I don’t think anybody likes dust in the face)
  • Grab a step-ladder that puts you a little taller than the blade
  • Slide the pillow case over each blade, pulling it back to trap the dust
  • Use cotton cloth to dust the base and light fixtures

If you follow these cleaning tips,
you will have cleaned your ceiling fan in just 15 minutes! Impressive, right?

 Do you have any awesome tips for cleaning your ceiling fans? 
I would love to hear them!

April Spring Cleaning Challenge

One Comment

  1. Thank you for sharing this technique. I never really thought of the pillowcase technique. That is just amazing. I do admit that cleaning our ceiling fans can be very time consuming and difficult, but with your post that will not be the case anymore. Thank you again for sharing.

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