Day 7 – The Twelve Days of Christmas Cleaning

by StephBuckwalter on December 10, 2012

Day 7 – Windows, Light Fixtures, and Ceiling Fans

Today, think “light” and “air.” Here are things to examine to see if they need cleaning:

Ceiling Fan

  • Windows and glass doors: Clean inside and out.
  • Mini blinds. You can use a sock on your hand, a specialized tool, or even spray them down in the shower. The method you use should be determined by the amount and type of build-up on the blinds.
  • Clean curtains and drapes. You may be able to machine-wash some of your window treatments. If you use the dryer, be sure to hang them up as soon as they are dry so they don’t wrinkle.
  • Look at your light fixtures. They may be dusty or even have bugs in them. Remove the cover and clean thoroughly.
  • Wipe down lamps and clean the shades. You can vacuum the shades, or use a sock to dust it.
  • Dust the ceiling fans. Ceiling fan blades collect dust over time. Dust them with a dust cloth to keep from spreading the dirt everywhere.
  • Clean any other fixture or item related to light and air.


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