I sat down to do some blogging yesterday, took a look at my keyboard, and was shocked at how gross and grimy it looked. My keys, once white, were covered with a layer of grey residue, probably a combination of dust and oil from my hands. I knew I wouldn't be able to be productive until I rectified the situation.
Given my recent success with cleaning my Invisalign retainers with a vinegar-water solution, I decided to try the same thing on my keyboard, this time adding a bit of tea tree oil, which is naturally antibacterial. And guess what? It worked like a charm! Now my keys are sparkling white again, and I can blog in peace.
HERE'S WHAT YOU DO:
- Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a small glass or bowl
- Add a couple drops of tea tree oil
- Turn off or unplug your keyboard, or shut down your computer completely
- Dip a clean rag in the solution and wring it out so that it doesn't drip into the spaces between your keys
- Wipe your keyboard in broad strokes to coat the keys with the solution
- Wipe each key individually in a circular motion to remove the grime
- Switch to a new section of rag and a fresh dip of solution as you need to
That's it! Enjoy your chemical-free squeaky clean keyboard!
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