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How Often Should You Clean Your Keyboard? The Answer.

August 29, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Style

If you’re like me–your laptop takes a beating. At home, I use it in every room, leave it on the edge of tables, occasionally spill food on it… you name it, I’ve done it. At work, I eat lunch at my desk, which means my keyboard is usually filled with crumbs.

I know it’s gross to think about, but most of our comps get used and abused like this–and you’re probably not taking the time to clean them enough, either.

Okay–so, how often is enough? According to experts, if you’re the only one that uses your computer, you should clean it once a week and if you share the computer (say, with a family member at home) you should do it more often–like daily.

READ MORE: This Is Exactly How Bright Your Computer Screen Should Be

Think about it–not everyone in your household washes their hands as frequently as you wash yours (ahem, dudes). Some people are messy eaters, or have bad habits like biting their nails or worse. If you share your laptop with another person–it’s advised that you clean it regularly (and don’t expect the other person to!).

If you’re the only one using your computer, you still do things like touch your eye or get other bodily fluids on your hands, then touch the keys and mouse. There are *many* reasons why your keyboard is dirty and in need of being cleaned regularly–I won’t make you sick by listing them out.

READ MORE: Is Your Computer Damaging Your Skin?

Now, what’s the best way to clean yours? Here are step by step instructions for cleaning your laptop properly. You’re welcome!

READ MORE: Is It Bad To Put Your Laptop On Your Lap?

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Author:

Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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