Think about it: You probably touch your tablet, computer keyboard, and remote control more regularly than any other items in the house. And—brace yourself—did you know your smartphone harbors 18 times more germs than a toilet handle? Eek! Use these handy guidelines to clean your electronics safely.
How to Clean Your Computer Keyboard
First things first: If you have a laptop, shut it down. If you’re cleaning a desktop keyboard, unplug it from the computer. Turn the keyboard upside down over a trashcan or kitchen sink and shake it to remove any loose debris. Using a can of compressed air, spray the area around each key to remove any dust or dirt.
Next, take an alcohol wipe (or electronic wipe) and clean the keys. For particular gunky keys or areas, a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol will do the trick. For scuffs or accidental pen marks on the bezel, use a Magic Eraser.