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Photo: Getty Images (Getty Images) Summer’s nearly here, and you know what that means: It’s time to bust out the box fans and wonder how on earth they got dirtier since you last saw them. Hair, dirt, lint, and all kinds of other gross airborne stuff build up on fans over time—and if you don’t clean it off, it all blows back in your face. The good news is that most household fans are very easy to disassemble and clean, even if you’re not much of a DIY-er. All you’ll need is a Phillips head screwdriver , a small bowl or dish for the screws, two rags, and some vinegar or dishwashing liquid. An old toothbrush or small bottle brush can help you get into the nooks and crannies, but if you don’t have one, rags will do just fine. You’ll be dealing with a lot of dust, so I strongly recommend cleaning your fans outside. (Seriously, set up on your stoop if you have to—it won’t take long.) Locate the screws holding the screens on, unscrew them, and set the screens aside. Keep the screws in a small bowl or dish so they don’t roll away on you. Use one rag to wipe dust and hair off the screens, blades, and any other dirty-looking parts, shaking off the excess into the breeze as you go. Once you’ve removed the solids, apply some vinegar to the other rag and attack whatever’s left. A few drops of dishwashing liquid will […]