How to Clean Electronics In Your Home

As smartphones and tablets are passed around your house, so are the germs that lurk on their surfaces. The electronics your family uses the most are often the ones that need the most frequent cleaning. But in this new world of touch screens and screen protectors, cleaning electronics can often be a challenge. Lysol® wipes are suitable to use on electronics, making the cleaning process easier than you think. Check out our list of how to clean electronics around your home and see what a difference it can make. Lysol wipes are safe to use on electronics, but you should always check your electronic use instructions for cleaning before using wipes.

  • Smartphones & Tablets: Some of the most shared devices in any household, smartphones and tablets are constant breeding grounds for germs. While you know you should, sometimes cleaning electronics so delicate and expensive can be a scary task. Thankfully, Lysol® wipes can be used on these fragile screens. Use a Lysol® wipe to disinfect the entire surface. Finish by wiping the screen with a dry cloth*
  • Keyboards & Computer Mice: How often do your kids use the computer for homework or research while enjoying an after school snack? To clean your keyboard or mouse properly, first either turn off your computer or disconnect the keyboard and mouse from the computer. Next, use a vacuum with the correct attachment to remove all particles of food and dust. Then, use a Lysol® wipe to wipe down the surface of your keyboard or mouse. Last, wrap a Lysol® wipe around the tip of a Q-Tip or cuticle stick and circle the edges of each key to make sure that you reach every crack and crevice.
  • Gaming Consoles & Remotes: Much like keyboards, the use of gaming consoles and remotes are often accompanied by food. When your kid's hands leave the plate, they can transfer food oils and crumbs which become hosts for new germs. But how to clean electronics like these may be easier than you think. For actual game consoles, use a vacuum to remove all dust and wipe down the surface with a Lysol® Disinfecting wipe. For remotes, first disconnect the remote or remove the batteries. Use a dry cloth to remove all dust and crumbs and then swab the entire surface with a Lysol® wipe. Again, wrap your wipe around a Q-Tip or cuticle stick and make sure to get the edges around the buttons.

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