Turn the ceiling fan off. If your fan is hardwired into the electricity -- meaning you have an on/off switch like a light -- place a piece of tape on the switch to keep the kids from turning it on during the cleaning process.
Open the compartment that surrounds the motor of the ceiling fan. Use a bottle of canned air to remove dust, dirt and other debris around the motor. Close the compartment.
Wipe the tops and bottoms of the fan blades with a feather duster.
Unscrew the light bulbs with a cloth. Remove the globes.
Fill a sink with warm, soapy water. Submerge the globes into the water and allow them to soak.
Saturate a cloth with an all-purpose cleaner. Wipe both the backs and fronts of the fan blades with the cloth. Reapply the all-purpose cleaner to the cloth when needed.
Wipe the inside and outside of the globes with a clean cloth. Rinse thoroughly to remove the soapy residue. Towel dry and reattach the globes and light bulbs.