How to clean your gadgets (without ruining them)

By | April 10, 2012 | Gear & Gadgets

Every mom worries about keeping herself and her family healthy, so she can manage all the responsibilities on her plate. However, you might be completely horrified to learn what’s lurking on the surfaces of your tech gear…..Ssssssshhhhhh….wait for it…..poop germs. Not only can dust, grime and gunk wreck your tech, but a recent study boosted the “ewww” factor by showing trace levels of E. coli on cell phones. Seriously gross.

Needless to say, cleaning your tech well and often is just as important for your health as it is for the tech itself.

Before you give your smartphone a flea dip, though, it’s important to know how to clean it the right way. Whether it’s your TV or your laptop, there’s plenty of things you can do to keep them free of dust and running smoothly.

Watch this Twirl, and learn all my favorite tips and tricks, including how to make a gadget-cleaning potion with stuff you probably already have in your house (Hint: no expensive store-bought “electronics cleaners” required).

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Carley Knobloch

Carley Knobloch is a digital lifestyle expert who uses lots of technology to manage her busy life as mom of two and entrepreneur. Carley provides ways to improve your relationship with gadgets, or just live more stylishly with technology. For more information, visit, or follow her on Twitter at @CarleyKnobloch .

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