That ball of neon yellow goop, otherwise known as Cyber Clean, is probably the best keyboard cleaning tool out there. It not only gets rid of dust and crumbs, but germs too. But if you’re trying to tighten your bootstraps and stick to a budget, there are plenty of cheap alternatives. How cheap? Well, if you can find one of these 5 common things in your home, it’s free.
Cleaning between your keys doesn’t have to cost a cent. Each of these common household things can do double-duty to clear crumbs and spills from your keyboard. Heck, they can even pull triple-duty to clean through the tight spaces of any of your electronics gear. Check out how to get started with…
A Paintbrush or Makeup Brush
You don’t need to buy a “keyboard brush” to dust sandwich crumbs from your keyboard. Just grab a paintbrush or a makeup brush. You’ll want to be sure it’s really clean, so shampoo makeup brushes well under warm water and clean paintbrushes with a mild soap. Make sure it’s completely dry before letting it anywhere near your keyboard—try hanging it upside down to dry for at least 24 hours.