One particularly onerous cleaning chore that I always find myself putting off is cleaning the blades of my ceiling fans. Maybe because this particular chore involves dragging the ladder out of the garage, or maybe it’s because I’m just hopeful that no one will notice how dusty and grimy they are. (Wishful thinking!) ;-)
Fortunately, my discovery of a super-secret ceiling fan cleaning method has completely revolutionized this previously arduous chore, and has basically changed my life forever! (Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic.) But here is the secret, just between you and me…
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Slide a pillowcase over each fan blade individually, and use your hands to press the fabric against the top and bottom of the blade.
Pull the pillowcase toward you along the blade. All the dusty gunk stays inside, and all you have to do is shake out the pillowcase outside and toss it in the wash! Tada! Incredible, right?
So I may have lied a bit earlier when I told you this idea was super secret. I’ve seen this method posted and reposted so many times on Pinterest I’ve lost count. It is apparently a very UNsecret idea, but it’s an idea that WORKS! (Those are the very best kind, and the ones that deserve to be shared!) :-)
This method is so simple and effective, it will make your head spin. It took me literally seconds to do each blade. The total time it took me to clean the 5 blades was LESS than 5 minutes total! So take a few minutes this weekend and get those ceiling fans clean; you’ll be glad you did!