When you don’t have a cleaning schedule, it’s pretty easy to ignore the dust accumulating on your ceiling fans. Mine often get ignored until I can actually start seeing the dust peer over the fan blades! If you can relate, you might be overwhelmed right now and are trying to figure out how to EASILY clean a ceiling fan.
Well, you’re in luck! It’s actually pretty easy to clean a ceiling fan, especially when done on a regular basis. Here’s how to tackling cleaning your ceiling fan.
How to Clean a Ceiling Fan
Because you don’t want to clean your room and then spread dust everywhere, I want to share a couple of ways to clean your ceiling fan without dispersing dust all over your room.
Using task specific supplies can make cleaning easier. If you have a ceiling fan duster (affiliate), then cleaning your ceiling fan will be a cinch! Just pull out your ceiling fan duster every month, wipe each blade, and voila, you’re done!
Since this method is so hassle-free, there’s a great chance you won’t wait so long to clean your ceiling fan next time!
However, if you don’t have on of those fancy tools, you can improvise a bit. Use a pillow case to clean the ceiling fan without a mess. Just put the pillowcase over the entire blade and wipe.
Just put the pillowcase over the entire blade and wipe. Better yet, put a microfiber cloth inside the pillowcase to “grab” the dust sitting on top of your fan.
Clean the Ceiling Fan Light Globes
When you’re finished, consider cleaning the light fixture as well. Dust, and sometimes even bugs, accumulate in small crevices and in globes.
Depending on your specific light fixture, you might want to quickly remove dust with another duster or microfiber cloth. Or you could go the extra mile by taking the globes down and washing them with soap and water in the sink.
Cleaning the light fixture every time you clean your ceiling fan may not be necessary. But at the very least, give the attached globes a good scrubbing during the Spring Cleaning season.
Set the Rotation of Your Ceiling Fan
While you’re up there, make sure your ceiling fan is rotating the correct way. In warmer weather, you’ll want to turn your ceiling fan clockwise so the air blows and cools you down. Technically the direction is clockwise, but keep in mind that this looks counterclockwise if you are looking up at the ceiling fan blades. Reverse the rotation for cooler weather.