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How to Clean a Keyboard

We clean so many surfaces of our home carefully, but one of the most used, often shared, and hardest to clean places in the house is literally left in the dust.

Whether it’s your personal keyboard, or the keyboard of the shared family computer, keyboards are perfect for collecting grime. Follow these simple steps to keep your keyboard sanitary!



Start by unplugging your keyboard or turning off your laptop. Although the following cleaning methods won’t harm your computer, they might cause some trouble if the computer is running.

Dust your keyboard thoroughly. Electronics stores sell small dusters and cans of condensed air to remove dust from between the keys, both of which are worthwhile investments if you want to prolong the lifespan of your electronics.

If you have a regular feather duster at home, this can also help, but the condensed air removes dust that’s stuck deep between the keys.

Next get a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and make sure that it’s isopropyl alcohol because ethyl alcohol will rub the letters off your keyboard. Dip a q-tip into the alcohol and gently clean the entire keyboard.

Run the q-tip along the sides of the keyboard, and even in between keys to take away any deep down dirt.

If any surfaces are super sticky and can not be cleaned, you can gently pop off the key and scrub it with a toothbrush.

Dusting your keyboard on a regular basis will help prevent build up of dirt and grime, and add years to your keyboard.

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