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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!
  • Wendy

    Clean ceiling fan blades with a pillowcase. Slide the case over each blade, 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!

  • Kathleen Blair

    How To Clean a Ceiling Fan with a Pillowcase - So useful! Slide a pillow case over each blade and wipe 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! AND then if you are like me SUPER wash the pillowcase! :P I like this idea because I always have trouble with how the dust falls on my white bed. Arg. :P

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