This is titled, "Unexpected" because, if you've visited me, you might not expect me to be giving out cleaning tips! No that I'm a complete slob, but cleaning is not a number one priority for me. However, that being said, I cleaned the ceiling fan in the dining room a few days ago, and I am quite proud of my method. Normally, I dislike cleaning the ceiling fan, because all of that dust goes all over the room, and then you have to either put up with a dirty room or clean the rest of the space, too. No worries anymore! This last time, I just got a pillow case wet, stood on a chair, put each blade in the pillow case, and pulled a pillow case slowly over each fan blade. All of the dirt stayed in the pillow case! Then I washed the pillow cases in the washing machine. I polished the fan dry with a wash cloth, and voila:
a clean ceiling fan, without messing up the rest of the room.