If you are looking at cleaning the light fixtures in your home, then putting these into your cleaning schedule will allow the light to flow and reduce the amount of dust that is attracting to this area of the home.
Lights are often the forgotten area of a home, and yet they are the most important area if you are looking to see at night or in the evening.
There are many different styles and shapes but getting the area cleaned is often forgotten until it becomes too dirty or you notice a cobweb or two hanging from the light fitting.
Depending on the light fitting’s placement in the room, will depend how easy it is to clean. Light fixtures in the kitchen tend to have a layer of grease on them where in the bedroom there is often more dust and skin particles found on these light fixtures.
Cleaning a ceiling fan
A great way to clean a ceiling fan is to cover the arms of the fan with an old pillowcase, and gently brush the dust towards the pillowcase, which catches the dirt as it falls off the arm instead of falling onto the floor.
I have found, even with a regular cleaning system in place, the ceiling fan always attracts the most amount of debris, more than I ever expect. Yet the idea of this dirt spreading around the room each time the fan is on helps me to stay focused on my light fixture-cleaning schedule.
It is import when you are cleaning a light fixture that you have a sturdy pair of steps that enables you to reach the light fixture without stretching, causing a risk of falling. It is possible to get long-handled dusting poles that can enable you to reach high up places, instead of standing on a ladder or set of steps.
I tend to focus on the cleaning of my lights in one go, I go all around the house, except the bathroom. I can’t remove the catches on the bathroom lights and are left for my other half. I even clean the dust off the light bulbs to make sure that the light they give off is not being obstructed with dust.
But more importantly, I have ensured that the light bulbs are energy-efficient. I prefer the LED bulbs; they give off great light, the bulbs don’t get hot like a halogen bulb and they last a long time, as well as being energy-efficient.
My cleaning schedule for each month includes cleaning light fixtures, it is amazing the amount of dust that can accumulate in that short space of time. Keeping this area free from dust and grease in the kitchen, ensures that even the higher reaches and often forgotten areas of my home are kept clean and dirt free.
Writing the day down and scheduling it into my working week allows me to keep on top of the jobs that I don’t always remember.