Typically a chandelier needs to be cleaned at least once a year or so. A dusty or grimy crystal chandelier does not give off the sparkle and brilliance that it is meant to have. Glass or crystal, your decorative chandelier sparkles when it’s clean. Cleaning each part of a crystal chandelier can be a tricky, detail-oriented task. However, it’s important to clean your chandelier periodically to maintain the light-reflective quality that makes it so bright. Here’s how to use lint-free cloths to keep chandeliers shiny and clean.