Your keyboard should be cleaned regularly to ensure that it is working efficiently and that you can type accurately. For most computer users, a keyboard is an essential household component. It is also among the most-used devices. Although the keyboard is a simple device, it is made to be cleaned properly. A clean keyboard is a comfortable keyboard that is easy to use and does not distract from your work.

The keyboard is an integral part of the modern computer or laptop. It has a wide variety of uses and ensures that we can perform many tasks without looking down at our laps or standing up to swipe through menus. It is the interface between the computer and us, the devices we used to inform and communicate. Regularly cleaning your keyboard can prevent countless headaches and make your typing more comfortable. And here’s how to properly clean your computer keyboard.

Use a cloth

It is always a good idea to thoroughly clean your keyboard after you have used it, but it is even more important to do it after you have spilled something on it because that can easily ruin your keyboard. Obviously, if you spill soda or water, it should be wiped off immediately. However, if you spill something on your keyboard that can be cleaned, you should take a damp cloth and wipe the keyboard and keys off. You should also use a cleaner on the keyboard to remove any residue.

Use Cotton swabs, Alcohol, and Cloth

Do you hold your computer keyboard in your hands? If so, you may have noticed that dust and debris can easily get stuck in the crevices between the keys. Not only that, but if you're not looking after your keyboard, you may also have the unfortunate experience of getting dirt and grime stuck between your keys, as well.

— If you are using an external keyboard, you need first to unplug it.

— Then, turn the keyboard upside down to let the debris fall out. If you have a compressed air, you can use it to blow and remove the debris inside the keyboard.

— Next is to Dampen the cotton swab with a rubbing alcohol. It's then used to clean the keys. However, take note that the cotton swab should be wet but not as wet as it's dripping. Repeat using the cotton swab until you finish cleaning the keyboard. Usually, you will use more than 10 cotton swabs, depending on how dirty your keyboard is.

— If you have a toothpick, you can also use it to pick the debris on the keyboard.

You can also use a cloth that is good enough to clean every side of the keys.

— After cleaning the Keyboard, make sure that you dry it first before you use it again.

You could spend thousands on a high-end gaming keyboard with all the extra bells and whistles you could ever want. Or, spend a few dollars more and pick up a standard keyboard that can last you years without getting your hands dirty. The choice is yours; whichever way you decide to go, you want to make sure you're getting the most out of the keyboard you buy.

No matter how great your keyboard is, it will eventually become dirty. Dirt, dust, food, and other unknown substances accumulate and have a negative impact on performance and may eventually make it unusable. Taking care of your keyboard is something that needs to be done regularly to ensure that it is in a healthy condition.