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How to Clean and Disinfect your Keyboard and Mouse

Recent studies have shown that your average desktop Keyboard and Mouse have about 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat and are one of the most germ infected objects in the household.

This is understandable as you are probably touching it after you went to the loo , after you had your lunch , shaked someone's hand , touched a not to clean door handle to get in the room and then there is of coarse always the few drops of coffee and some cigarette ash in there if you smoke.

This combined with little hard to reach places and a relatively light free environment makes an ideal breading ground for germs.

For more info , see this article on the BBC web page. Click Here

So now , we need to clean our keyboards on a regular basis. My keyboard gets a lot of mileage so I have to clean it on a regular basis and learned a few tricks in the process which I will share in this tip.

This tip is only applicable to Desktop or freestanding keyboards and mice. Do not do this on your laptop.

Okay , so there are basically 3 steps.

#1 Clean off Dust and other solid objects.
#2 Clean off stains and other stubborn dirt
#3 Disinfect

You will need

  1. Vacuum Cleaner (not mandatory but recommended)
  2. Compressed air can
  3. Liquid alcohol based disinfectant in spray bottle
  4. Cotton swabs / Q-tips
  5. A clean microfiber cloth

#1 Clean off Dust and other solid objects.

To do this , go out and buy a can of compressed air from your local department store or electronics dealer. Get someone to hold the vacuum cleaner near to where you are working and start blowing compressed air in between the keys of your keyboard.



The vacuum will catch most of the debris and make for easier cleanup afterward if your keyboard hasn't gotten attention in a while.



#2 Clean off stains and other stubborn dirt

Now , dip a q-tip in some of your alcohol disinfectant and rub it between your keys to clean the sides of every key.



Then , take your cloth and dampen a small area with some disinfectant or water and clean the top of the keys and the larger areas between keys. Do the same for your mouse.



#3 Disinfect

Now , use your compressed air at a reasonable distance from your keyboard and while spraying air , spray some disinfectant into the airstream and onto your keyboard. This will ensure that even the spaces between keys are disinfected. Now simply wipe off excess disinfectant from the top of the keyboard with the dry end of your cloth.

Also use some disinfectant on your cloth to wipe down your mouse.

And there you go , one germ free clean keyboard and mouse.

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StephanSA


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