How to Clean Major Home Dust Collectors

Dusty vents, fan blades, blinds, windowsills and tools? No problem, with these great cleaning tips.

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Use these clever cheats to clean the dust catchers in your home.

1. Cleaning Air Vents

Materials/Tools Needed:

  • dishwasher
  • car wax

Remove Your Vents

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Put Your Vents in the Dishwasher

Run a complete cleaning cycle to get your air vents sparkling.

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Coat with Car Wax to Keep Clean

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2. Scrubbing Down Your Cleaning Supplies

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Materials/Tools Needed:

  • vacuum
  • water
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap

Vacuum Lint Off Tools and Brushes

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Fill Bucket With Hot Water and Dishwashing Liquid

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Soak in Hot, Soapy Water

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Rinse Tools Thoroughly

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Dry Thoroughly on Clean Towel

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3. Dirty Fan Blades

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Materials Needed:

  • pillowcase

Cover Each Blade With a Pillowcase

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Carefully Pull Off the Pillowcase

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4. Dusting Blinds

Materials Needed:

  • tongs
  • rubber bands
  • microfiber cloth

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Wrap Cloth Around Tongs

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Used a rubber band to keep the cloth on the tongs.

Close Tongs Around Blinds to Thoroughly Clean

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5. Windowsill Clean-up

  • baking soda
  • water
  • mixture of one part water, one part vinegar and one drop dishwashing liquid
  • toothbrush

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Sprinkle Baking Soda on Windowsill

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Spray With Water + Vinegar Mixture

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Allow Mixture to Bubble

Scrub With Toothbrush

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Wipe Mixture Off

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