If you've tried cleaning a ceiling fan, you know it's not an easy task with standard tools. As green living blog Re-Nest has discovered, it's actually really simple and hassle-free if you just use a pillow case. Here's how it works:
Hook your old pillow case over a fin of the ceiling fan, hold the end and slide it along the fin. The pillow case traps all the dust and when you're done you can take it outside, turn it inside out, shake it clean and wash it as usual.
I tried this out on my own ceiling fan (pictured above) and it worked really well. I was able to clean the fan in about 30 seconds with virtually no mess. The only problem? I have to figure out where I put my last clean pillowcase...
5 New Uses for Old Pillowcases [Re-Nest]