Hello Gloria! Here's a idea that shows you how to use a pillow case to clean your ceiling fan so the dust and dirt is inside the pillowcase!
Sometimes it is more than just dust!
Gloria: maybe this will help
How to Clean Your Ceiling Fan in Seconds
Hello there are bristle cleaning devices at the hardware store that encircles the blades that works wonderfully.
A swiffer could work in a pinch.
Gloria...I use a feather duster then a damp rag on upper and lower blade as well as around base and other lights if any. I remove my globes and other fixtures and clean separately.
I clean mine with the fan blade brush and then use a soft cloth over the fan, lights and the blade to finish cleaning.
Hi! I have two methods. One is my extendable duster which is made for ceiling fans (I bought it on Amazon). My other trick is the one I use over my bed so I don't get dust on the bed- I slip a pillowcase over each blade and holding it snug, pull it towards me. The dust is caught in the pillowcase. If you do it every week, when you change the sheets, there won't be much dust.
Hi Gloria: What I use is a cloth that I have gotten wet with a bit of Dawn dish washing soap (maybe a 1/2 tablespoon) and about a gallon of warm water in a pail and squeezed out pretty dry. Then I get up on my ladder, or chair, and hold one blade and wash the top, bottom and sides. Then I swish the cloth in the bucket and go on to the next blade, wiping and swishing. When I'm finished cleaning, I get another cloth and spray wax on it and go over the blades again. Finally, I turn the button to make the fan blow down in the summer and up in the winter. Works for me:) Good luck
Hi Gloria. You can use a microfiber cloth or damp wash cloth. Both work well. No dust balls falling from the fan.
Use a stepladder and a Wet wipe or a Damp Soapy cloth to do the Blades! Be safe!
I have a tool made specifically for this. I like to dampen mine a bit before using.
I have an extendable duster I use
I like to dust it off with a vacuum cleaner first then I use a little dawn soap in some hot water and wipe down the blades.
I use a dirty pillowcase. Carefully put it on top of a blade, like you would for a pillow, and wipe the top and edge of blades off.