cleaning hacks for cleaning a ceiling fan

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The Pillowcase Reuse That's a Breeze

Ceiling fans do require a little extra effort to clean ("Where's my step ladder, again?"), but Jill Nystul, the blogger behind One Good Thing by Jillee, shows us how to tackle the task in 30 seconds or less. Hook an old pillowcase over one fan blade at a time and wipe it backward. This removes all the grime and traps it inside the pillowcase without it falling to the ground—or, worse, in your eyes—so there are finally no more, "Oops, I have to re-sweep my floor," moments.