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Thread: I thought everyone knew this way to clean under furniture on bare floors.

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    Cleaning?? Under things?? What a concept!! Hahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    OH OH OH, I know a trick that keeps dust to a minimum from collecting on ceiling fans. It works!! Spray the blades top and bottom with cheap aerosol hair spray. Let dry. The dust just won't collect and pile up. Our house had lots of ceiling fans and I was constantly having to dust them. A chemist told me about the hairspray when I was complaining about dust in line at Hancock's one day. LOL. I've had them all removed from the house except on the porches. The porch fans are white and this keeps the dust and dirt down so I don't have to clean them much at all.
    Thank you!!! You have no idea how much that annoys me in the evening when DH and I sit down to enjoy some TV and I look up at the light at the bottom of the ceiling fan and see thick,thick dust. We live in a very windy area which means dust/dirt is always gettin' in the house. Ugghhh. Tomorrow I'm gettin' some aersol hairspray and spraying those puppies like crazy. Guess I will also spray my table fans. You have made my day!

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    Cleaning?? Under things?? What a concept!! Hahaha!
    You crack me up!

    Linda

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    My thoughts exactly!
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    Cleaning?? Under things?? What a concept!! Hahaha!

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    I will give the hair spray a try. We have 10' ceilings, and I hate heights. Climbing up the ladder to do that work is always unnerving to me.
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    Can't wait to try the hairspray trick!

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    Love these ideas - thanks for sharing!

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    I used to be in the Hotel trade, besides being a Chef and on taking over a very old Pub/Hotel at Hampton Court I was lucky enough to get two Australian girls on their College "GAP" years. Golly did they teach me how to clean rooms so quickly and thoroughly but two of the tips they gave me I use, and get my Cleaners to use to this day.

    The 1st one is never put bleach down your Toilet, take the top of the water cistern, give it a good clean as it will be full of muck n stuff left from water and then put the bleach directly into the cistern. It cleans all the rims, spray holes etc. and lasts for a few flushes instead of just one!

    The other is absolutely brilliant for laying and getting rid of dust, especially in hot stuffy rooms. Buy a mop bucket and cheap mop, here in the UK we can get ones that the heads can come of and go into the washing machine to be cleaned. Put warm water with a dash of sweet smelling disinfectant, or other smelly stuff, rinse out you mop and wring out till it's just nice and damp but not dripping. Run the mop round the corners and tops of walls to get rid of cobwebs, tops of doors and any wall railings to get rid of dust. Rinse out the mop and leave it a little wetter and run it around your skirting boards and the floor edgings to get rid of dust that the hoover never gets too. Close door and make yourself a nice cool drink, go back into the room and enjoy the fresh fragrant smell. NEVER use the mop for anything else and wash regularly, do try it as it works a dream.

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    Great ideas! I have a ceiling fan in every room of the house, so I will def try the hairspray trick. Also, to keep dust from flying all over when cleaning the fans, place an old pillow case over the blade and drag it off. It will take the dust off and contain it, too. Take it outside, turn it inside out, give it a shake and throw it into the washer.
    Wendy in VA

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    All that work! I just break a hamburger into tiny bits, flick bits under the furniture and when the dog pack is finished just toss the bunch of 'em out into the backyard. If they don't frolic the dust off, give 'em a blast from the garden hose.

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