The Only Way to Clean Dusty Fan Blades

A ceiling fan blade without any dust on top.
The problem with ceiling fans is that they are always collecting dust. And even though you can’t always see it, you know it’s there. When you finally pull out the step stool and get around to dusting them, you end up showering the entire room in a dust storm. If this sounds like your experience, we have a cleaning tip that will turn your old pillow case into your new best friend.

Clean a Ceiling Fan with Your Pillow Case

  1. Stand up on a secure foot stool and slip an old pillow case around one of the fan blades. Be careful not to knock off any dust during this step.
  2. With the pillowcase covering the length of the fan blade, slide the pillow case off of the blade. Make sure enough pressure is applied to the top and bottom of the blade so that the pillowcase takes the dust with it.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the remaining fan blades. Once again, be extremely careful not to fall.
  4. To clean your pillowcase, go outside and turn it inside out. Give it a good shake and run it through the wash if you like. Keep it with your cleaning supplies until next time.

The pillowcase trick is a great way to dust your fan blades without transferring dust all over you bed, floor or coffee table. At Molly Maid, it’s our mission to help you spend less time cleaning so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Contact your local Molly Maid or call to learn more about our flexible cleaning programs.