You can quickly clean a crystal chandelier without taking it apart by using an umbrella as you spritz with an alcohol cleaning solution. Mix 2 teaspoons of rubbing alcohol and a pint of warm water in a spray bottle. Hang an opened umbrella upside down, attaching the handle to the bottom of the chandelier. Cover the bulbs and sockets with sandwich bags secured with twist ties. As you spray the cleaner on, the umbrella catches the dirty drips. Because the umbrella is closer to the source, it catches a lot more drips than would newspapers or a drop cloth spread out on the floor.