Today I set out on a mission to count how many times I touched my phone in a day. Wanna know how many times? More times than I can keep track of. We live a very connected, hands-on life these days, always scrolling and swiping on our phones, computers and tablets. But, when’s the last time we actually cleaned our tech? Let that sink in for a bit… I’m washing my hands every chance I get, but my tech hasn’t seen a cleaning cloth in…well I am ashamed to admit how long.
So naturally I looked to Google to tell me the truth about how dirty our tech really is. Maybe that wasn’t the best decision, but what I found was so gross I couldn’t help but share it with you guys. Bare with me for a second.
Did you know that the average toilet seat has about 49 germs per square inch. Any guesses on how many germs your phone harbors per square inch? (hands over eyes) 25,127 GERMS! Say what?! (drops phone)
If you are like me, I think its time for our tech to get a little scrub down. (like now) Here are a few helpful tips to get your tech back to cleaner conditions.
Cellphone // Turn your phone off and use one of those microfiber cleaning cloths to remove all the grimy fingerprints. Be sure to not use any of those household cleaners as those contain harsh chemicals that could damage your phone. I recommend using a gentle eye glass cleaner that is made up of mostly water and a little bit of alcohol.
Earbuds // If you are like me, those ear buds go everywhere. To the gym, to the office. We can’t forget to wipe these down regularly! They can harbor germs and then we put them in our ears. Yuck. Make sure when you are cleaning these that no liquids get down in the holes as this could damage them.
Keyboard // Grab a q-tip and go to town on your keyboard. This will be the best way to get that dirt out from between the keys. Be sure to turn your computer off first.
Mouse // Wipe down your mouse all over, top, sides and even the bottom where the sensor is. You can use a simple disinfectant wipe to do this.
Bonus tip: Be sure to never spray any cleaner on the tech itself, but rather onto a cloth first so that it doesn’t damage anything! I recommend taking a little time to do some tech cleaning a few times a week!
What other tips do you have to keep your tech clean? Please share below in the comments. Sharing is caring!
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