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 TV Screen
The TVs of yesteryear, with their glass screens, were pretty low-maintenance. Today’s plasma and LCD flat screens require a little more TLC; an abrasive cleaner or scrubber can easily damage the surface. As always, check your manual for any specific cleaning instructions.
Your TV screen probably gets dusty—but not exactly dirty. Take a clean, soft, lint-free cloth and lightly wipe the screen. If there’s a smudge or a more stubborn spot, dampen a corner of the cloth with a tiny bit of water, and lightly wipe the spot with that corner, followed by a dry corner of the cloth. Be careful not to press too hard, which could damage the screen.
While you’re at it, dust the unit your TV sits on, along with the cable box, consoles, and other surfaces in the area; televisions act as a magnet for dust.