I eagerly scribbled “dust the ceiling fan” on my Spring cleaning to-do list. There was only one problem. How was I going to keep the dust from getting all over everything below the ceiling fan?
Tip #1: I’ve mentioned this before, but it is best to clean your home from top to bottom. That way you are not getting dust and dirt on already cleaned surfaces. I read that tip in a magazine some time ago, and have used it ever since. It makes perfect sense.
Fortunately, I found my answer from Carrie of Making Lemonade in the Hometalk Google + Hangout on Air earlier this week. Did you see it? Carrie, Jessica, and Becky each shared their tip cleaning tip…just in time for Spring cleaning.
I was giddy like a school girl with a mad crush when Kari asked Carrie, “Now didn’t you have a fun tip about a pillowcase and how to clean your ceiling fan?” She had me at ceiling fan.
As Carrie suggested, simply drape an old pillowcase over the fan blade to catch the dust while you clean. Like so,
It sounded much more practical than my harebrained idea to drape the room in a tarp. So, with a sense of hope, I gathered my duster and a pillowcase and got to work.
Very little dust got past the microfiber duster and the pillowcase. I will now be keeping a pillowcase with my cleaning supplies.
TIP #2: dusters made with lambs wool and microfiber do a great job of containing the dust, keeping it from flying up and around as you dust. They are also washable, making them a practical choice.
Thanks, Hometalk and Carrie for sharing such great cleaning tips.
See you in class,