Challenge #16 – Lightbulbs

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I love light fixtures. Love, love, love them. They are jewelry for a room.

But they are also little dust magnets, aren’t they? This chandelier in my dining room is a beautiful antique, but it starts to look just plain ‘old’ when it gets dusty.

So today I am cleaning the lightbulbs ONLY! I’m not going to take my entire day to clean the whole stinkin’ thing – I will save that fun for later. Today I am cleaning the bulbs.

I read an article a while back that suggested cleaning light bulbs with a paintbrush. It said it would make a big difference in the amount of light in the room. I don’t know about that, but I tried it and liked it. You could also use a static electric duster or a slightly damp rag if you prefer.  Whatever technique you decide to use to clean your bulbs, just make sure the lights are off for a few minutes before you clean them.

I probably didn’t need to tell you that.

I did learn that the lights closest to my kitchen needed a touch of water to clean them due to cooking residue. But all in all, it was pretty easy today.

So grab your step stool and let’s begin.

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