Clean House: Use a Pillowcase to Clean Ceiling Fan Blades

Article Posted By: Laura Sullivan

of The Home Depot

A ceiling fan waiting to be cleaned with a pillowcase

Q: When I clean my ceiling fan dust flies everywhere. How can I avoid this?

A: Yes, cleaning ceiling fan blades can cause a big mess. This is especially annoying if you notice those gross fan blades after you’ve already thoroughly scrubbed everything down and the house is sparkling.

We love this idea: Spray the inside of an old pillowcase with some Formula 409 or Clorox Clean-up. Slip the pillowcase around the blades and put some elbow work into cleaning the blades. The gunk falls into the case, which you can throw into the wash. See, we’ve got you covered.

Read more of our Clean House cleaning tips here on the Apron blog. And check out The Home Depot’s online Cleaning Supplies page for everything you need to keep your kitchen, bathroom and all of your household spic and span.

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