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 Electronics
Of course we wash our hands on the regular, scrub out our sinks, and even clean our coffeemakers. But when it comes to cleaning, how often do you think about technology? Thing is, since we touch our devices throughout the day—and every day—experts recommend giving them a quick clean about once a week.
Here's what you'll need:
• A micro-fiber cloth
• Alcohol wipes
• Or, you could pick up a cleaning kit manufactured specifically for cleaning delicate electronics. It's not necessary, but some folks prefer to pay a little more for the convenience of an all-in-one kit.
The most important thing to keep in mind? Read over the manual for any device you'd like to clean beforehand, to double check the manufacturer's cleaning instructions. First up: Your smartphone.