Who loves cleaning their ceiling fans? Haha! Are you throwing things at me? I know, I know, no one likes cleaning their ceiling fans. I know I don’t! I dislike it so much that I usually wait far too long to clean them, making the task that much more miserable. If you seem to be in the same boat as me, check out these cleaning ceiling fan tips! They may just make cleaning yours a little more bearable… maybe. 😉
1. The old fashioned way.
Some things are better done the most practical way – climb a ladder and wipe down the blades. This might not seem like a good cleaning ceiling fans tips but wait, there’s more. Instead of just dusting the blades with a regular ole’ duster, use Pledge (or other dusting spray). This will not only dust your blades, but help prevent dust build up as quickly next time.
2. Use a pillowcase.
Good Housekeeping suggests using a pillowcase to clean ceiling fans! This is genius, especially if you tend to wait too long to clean your ceiling fans. Just slide a pillowcase around one blade at a time and gently wipe/slide off. All of the dust stays inside the pillowcase.
3. Paint roller.
Wait, what? Yes, I said paint roller. You can attach a dryer sheet around a clean paint roller to clean your ceiling fan using rubber bands. Add extensions to the roller handle and you should be able to reach your fan blades easily. Family Handyman has a great tutorial for this.
4. Blind lobsters.
Huh? Don’t freak out, that is just the name of the cleaning cloth. Head over to Snappy Tots and make your very own blind lobsters. These slide on to a pair of barbecue tongs and can be washed in the washing machine. Slide on, wipe your ceiling fan blades, slide off and throw in the wash. If you can’t crochet, buy something similar here.
5. Dryer sheets.
Dryer sheets have an anti-static quality so when you dust your ceiling fan blades with them they hold on to those dust bunnies and help prevent dust build up in the future.
6. Car washing mitt.
You can spray a microfiber car wash mitt with dusting spray and gently wipe your fan blades. These car wash mitts are perfect for trapping dust. Wikihow describes the process here. I love the microfiber mitts the best because they don’t leave lint or other fibers behind.
Now, if you’re like me, cleaning the ceiling fans isn’t your favorite job on the to do list, but at least with these cleaning ceiling fans tips, you can get the job done well (and maybe save some time doing it)! How do you clean your ceiling fans?