For mess free dusting of ceiling fans, simply find an old pillowcase and dampen it (not drenched or dripping wet). Place it over each blade separately, and slide it off while cleaning each blade. When finished, just turn it inside out and shake it outside or in the garbage, hang dry, and reuse when needed.
Source: Another one I picked up from my Mama
By eddas from Ellsworth, ME
Great idea, now, who's going to volunteer their services to do this at my house? lol! I know, I'll draft one of my kids. :D