Our electronic devices are often the one thing that we forget to clean when tidying up the house. We’re constantly handling our smartphones, laptops and TV remotes, items which have small spaces that trap moisture, dust and lots of bacteria, yet our electronics are something we don’t often disinfect. Since electronics are sensitive though, we cannot clean them in the same way as everything else. Here are a few tips that will help you clean your computer and other electronic devices the right way.
How to clean laptop screens
Since most of today’s notebooks and laptops have LCD screens, they need some extra care when it comes to cleaning them. You’ll be able to find an LCD screen cleaner at most computer stores.
While some people like to use a little water when cleaning their screens, a dry lint-free or microfiber cloth is often a better option. When you use paper towels or cotton cloths to clean your screen, you can end up leaving scratches. If you will be using a liquid screen cleaner, only use a small amount on a cloth instead of applying it directly to the screen, which could cause damage.
Since we spend so much time in front of our computers, we often eat in front of them too, which leads to a lot of dirt particles landing between the keys of the keyboard, causing keys to stick. This is how to clean a keyboard the right way:
- Turn the keyboard upside down, allowing the dust and dirt to fall out onto the table.
- If you have stubborn dirt that won’t budge, you can always use a can of compressed air to blow the dirt out, a product that’s available at stores that sell computers & electronics.
- Use an ear bud to rub some alcohol onto and around the keys in order to disinfect it. You can now let the keyboard dry naturally.