3. It’s OK to be shady. If you have light fixtures that have fabric shades on them, there are a few easy ways to keep the dust from building up. First, wipe the fabric with a clean, dry microfiber cloth, which will remove most of the dust. You can also use a lint roller to capture the dust without spreading it on the surface below. If there is a severe buildup on the shade, remove it from the fixture and use the dusting brush attachment on your vacuum to remove all the buildup.