Smart Solution: Clean a Ceiling Fan with a Pillowcase

Real Simple

In the past we've talked about cleaning chandeliers with an umbrella, but this tip for taking care of your ceiling fans simply takes the cake. There's nothing we love more than a project that cleans up after itself without any fuss, muss, or chemical based products!

The fine folks over at Real Simple have suggested an easy, yet resourceful way to clean your ceiling fan. It's no secret that the tops of the blades, especially this time of year, are working overtime and laden with thick dust. Even though there are all sorts of commercial tools you can use to clean them, they suggest sliding a pillow case over each blade and wiping them clean.

The dust goes in the pillow case and can be repeated until all blades are clean. When you're done, take it outside and shake it to set those dust bunnies free once more! Read more at Real Simple.

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.

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