4 Electronics in Your Home You Often Neglect in your Deep House Cleaning
You wash your hands regularly, you change your sheets at least once a month, and you wipe down doors and shelves in your bathroom.
So why is it that you neglect the other electronic items in your home? Perhaps because their visible surfaces are hard to get to, or they run so hot at night that standing near them while they’re on sounds like a bad idea. But if you never give these devices a thorough cleaning, they can develop mold, dust, and bacteria that not only could hurt you but can also cost you more money to replace.
Here are some electronics you probably neglect but shouldn’t:
1. Mobile Phones and Tablets
Every inch of your mobile is covered with bacteria—even more than you can find on a public doorknob. Regularly wiping down your mobile and tablets are crucial. If you’re up for it, you can get a specialized cleaning solution designed for these, along with UV lights that can disinfect them thoroughly.
On the other hand, you can clean it using a microfiber cloth mixed with alcohol and water. Wipe your screens daily!
2. Laptops and Computers
Sure, you rarely touch your computer or laptop screens, but they can still accumulate fingerprints and dust. When cleaning your monitors, turn them off first and wipe them down with dish soap and warm water mixture. Rinse out the cloth with clean water and wipe it down again.
For a desktop computer, pay attention to the computer tower because it has vents that expel hot air to keep your system cool. Usually, they get clogged with so much dust, which may affect your computer’s performance. You can clean this using a vacuum or dusting cloth and wipe them down with a damp cloth.
In case you see a lot of dust, you might need to open the case to get rid of all the dust.
3. Keyboard and Mouse
There are a lot of bacteria on your keyboard and computer mouse, which is why you shouldn’t neglect cleaning them. Clean your keyboard by using a can of compressed air to remove dust and debris from the crevices between the keys. Then dab a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and clean each key. Dry them off with a microfiber cloth.
For the mouse, you can spray it with alcohol and wipe it down with a cloth. As much as possible, do this once a week.
4. TVs and Remote Controls
You can clean your TV screens with the use of a microfiber cloth dipped in warm water with a drop of dish soap. For your remote control, open the back and remove the batteries. Shake the remote control lightly to loosen any crumbs and then use compressed air to remove debris from the crevices. Wipe down the surface using a microfiber cloth with rubbing alcohol. For the buttons, clean them using a cotton swab dipped in alcohol.
Time to Clean Your Electronics
Cleaning electronic devices such as TVs, cell phones, and computers periodically can help them last longer and function better. Dirty screens, keyboards, and other components can reduce the functionality of devices and increase the risk of expensive repairs or even shortened electronics lifespan.
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