Friday, August 10, 2012

cotton swab as computer detailer

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This pin comes from Real Simple's Making New Uses for Old Things series. This idea came from Antonis Achilleos:
With the machine turned off, disconnect the keyboard and trace between the keys with a cotton swab lightly dipped in isopropyl alcohol. If your mouse is the kind that rolls on a ball, unscrew the bottom and go over the ball and the interior with a cotton swab too.
As you can see by my 'before' photo, my keyboard was filthy! Now it is so squeeky clean, it looks and feels like brand new. Isopropyl alcohol leaves the area smelling clean and antiseptic. Nice job, Marie!

Detailing my computer keyboard inspired me then to wipe down all our household phones as well. Wow! It's amazing how grimy these everyday utensils can get!

The red pin award for this simple 'detailing' technique! And again, for getting me off my butt and cleaning something thoroughly.

Happy pinning!

1 comment:

  1. I use cotton swabs for everything!!! but I didn't know about the isopropyl alcohol! Wow! That really works! thank you!