Monday, March 22, 2010

Cleaning Ceiling Fans - Give it a Whirl!

This blog idea was inspired just about fifteen minutes ago, when I was finishing up my bowl of oatbran and flax (don't scoff - fiber and I are very dear friends) and looked up. Waaaay up. To the ceiling fan. Which looked disgustingly neglected, which in reality it has been. Ah ha! The little lightbulb in my head went on, and therefore this post was born of necessity.

If you have a ceiling fan, get a sturdy chair or stepladder to ease your way up there, and then use a dampened rag or microfiber cloth to clean out all the gunk and mess. (Please, be careful! I don't want anyone falling down and hurting themselves.) Word to the wise: place some large garbage bags down on the floor beneath the fan, so that you're not left with a messy floor to deal with too!

Have a fantastic Monday everyone,


Derek said...

Absolutely, especially if you have allergies, ceiling fan cleaning is essential. If you want to do it your self, there is a tool you can pick up at any home center or janitorial supply store that is specifically made to clean ceiling fan blades in one pass. If you'd like to have someone take care of it for you, most maid services and window cleaning comps will do it.

Paul said...

Even better is a 1 gallon shop vac, about $20 bucks at walmart, with the upholstery tool. Brush and vacuum at the same time. Quick, easy and no dust everywhere.