The Weird, Easy Trick for Cleaning Dusty Ceiling Fans

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Your ceiling fan might seem out of sight, out of mind--until you give that baby a whirl and start an indoor allergen tornado. Give your sinuses a break and save yourself a vacuuming session with this clever trick.


What you need: A stepladder or a sturdy chair and a pillowcase.

What you do: Set up the stepladder underneath the ceiling fan. Slip the pillowcase over one of the blades and pull it across the surface to catch the dust in the case. Repeat as needed, then move on to the next blade until you're all done.

Will this make my pillowcase disgusting?
Nah. Dump the dust in the trash and toss the pillowcase in the wash. Onward and upward!