16 easy ways to effectively clean household appliances and gadgets

Simple tips for the care and cleaning of gadgets.

Even the cleanest hands are always dirty. Is it hard to believe? Then look at your smartphone, computer mouse, keyboard and other similar devices. They need cleaning with enviable regularity. You need to clean many other devices. Unfortunately, this process is quite tedious and not always pleasant. The tips gathered in the new review should help fix this.

1. Speaker grid

Cleaning the speaker grid from dust.

You can clean the speaker grid from dust with a sticky roller for clothes. Using a sticky roller, you can collect not only dust, but also hair and pet hair. It is possible that after such cleaning, the sound quality will even improve.

2. Wires and cables

Cleaning wires and cables.

To clean the wires and all kinds of cables from dust, dirt and stickers, you can use a cotton cloth and a solution of warm water and a dishwashing detergent. Naturally, before the procedure they should be disconnected from the mains or disconnected from power, and after washing, let them dry.

3. Headphone mesh

Cleaning the headphone mesh.


To clean the headphone mesh from dust and dirt will help an old toothbrush. In addition, from time to time, headphones should be wiped with antiseptic agents so that they do not inadvertently bring dirt or infection into the ear canal.

4. Connectors

Cleaning the connectors.

Effectively clean the narrow connectors on a smartphone, laptop, player or computer will help the interdental brush or a small, pre-washed and dried, mascara brush. It is worth noting that before the procedure, gadgets must be turned off and an exceptionally dry brush should be used for cleaning.

5. Dust on the keyboard

Cleaning the keyboard from dust.

A clean, dry brush will help you quickly and easily remove dust from the keyboard. Ideal for this procedure is a wide brush for makeup or shaving brushes.

6. Wool on the keyboard

Cleaning the keyboard of wool.

Often, pet owners' keyboards are a real storehouse of wool. To remove wool and dust particles from the keyboard surface will help with adhesive tape or tape.

7. Bacteria and sebum on the keyboard

Keyboard deep cleaning.


British scientists have proven that 400 times more bacteria accumulate on the computer keyboard than under the rim of the toilet. Therefore, all active users of this device should make it a rule to always wash their hands before and after working at the computer, and also do not forget about deep cleaning of the keyboard. To do this, wipe the surface of the keyboard from time to time with a cloth that does not leave fibers, slightly moistened with alcohol. Particular attention should be paid to the keys themselves and the holes between them, which can be cleaned with a cotton swab dipped in the same alcohol.

8. TV and laptop screens

Cleaning screens from dirt and fingerprints.

A solution of isopropyl alcohol or vinegar mixed with water in equal proportions will help to clean the screens of TVs, computers and laptops from dirt and fingerprints. The resulting solution should be moistened with a soft microfiber cloth, unscrew it well and wipe the displays.

9. USB ports

Cleaning usb ports.

You can clean the usb ports of a computer or laptop using a cardboard plate, the width of which is slightly narrower than the connector itself, with Velcro glued to one end.

10. Smartphone charging port

Cleaning the charging port of the smartphone.


A dirty charger connector is the most common reason that your smartphone is not charging. An ordinary toothpick or any other suitable wooden stick will help clean the port. However, in no case do not use metal tools for such cleaning.

11. Side keys and speakers

Cleaning the speakers and side keys.

Using a dry toothbrush, you can clean the side keys of your smartphone and easily remove dust and dirt from the speaker grill.

12. Scratches on the screens

Remove minor scratches from the screen of a smartphone, player or tablet.

To remove small scuffs and shallow scratches from the screens of smartphones, tablets and players, special paste for polishing and restoration of disks or car polish will help. Using a soft napkin, the selected product must be applied to the screen and properly distributed over the surface.

13. The speaker of the smartphone

Cleaning the earpiece of the smartphone.

Over time, dust and dirt from pockets accumulate in the conversational dynamics of the smartphone. You can clean them with a hard-bristled brush, gasoline for refueling lighters or alcohol. Dip the brush in the selected liquid, squeeze it well, and gently wipe the speaker until it becomes clean.

14. Stainless steel technology

Cleaning teapots and toasters from stainless steel.

An electric kettle, toaster or any other stainless steel surface is easy to clean with a damp sponge and a small amount of tartar or soda. Simply apply a little of the chosen product to the sponge, gently wipe the surface of the device with it and rinse with water.

15. Curling iron

Cleaning the hair iron from plaque.

You can clean the hair straightener with alcohol or warm water and a bath towel. To do this, the curling iron needs to be heated slightly and gently wipe the ceramic plates with a towel dipped in alcohol or warm water. It is better to carry out such cleaning after each use of the ironing, so that styling products from the hair do not settle on its surface and do not spoil the heating plates.

16. SLR camera

Cleaning the SLR camera.

Cleaning the SLR camera is a snap-detection procedure necessary and quite simple in contrast to cleaning the matrix and lens. It is best to use a brush to clean the adjustment wheel and buttons. Under no circumstances should the lens glass be rubbed with a rag or polished. To clean such a fragile part, it is also better to use a brush. The viewfinder as well as the rubber pad can be cleaned with a cotton swab.
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