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How To Clean a Computer Screen Using Microfiber Cloths
Several months ago, I spent SO MUCH TIME trying to figure out how to clean my computer screen and my other electronics.
When my kiddos were younger, they LOVED to play with anything with a screen (even though I really am supposed to use them for “work” . . .), and they get so grubby with little finger prints and gunkies ~ bleck!
I had tried using Windex, white vinegar, distilled water solutions, isopropyl alcohol, and even special computer screen cleaners. However, I found these didn't work well at all (plus they were expensive!).
After digging around a bit more, I saw a tip online to use use a good cloth rag to for cleaning your computer screens. And no surprise – it actually worked!
Here's how to clean a computer screen without using chemicals:
(feel free to laugh at my step-by-step instructions, but I hadn't figured it out yet and maybe someone else out there is with me!)
- Turn your computer, phone, laptop, iPhone or iPad completely off so that you can see what smudges are really there.
- Use a soft cloth to rub away any fingerprints. Microfiber works best for this – just make sure you're using a clean microfiber towel. If you don't have microfiber, just make sure that you have a lint free cloth.
- If it's really bad and has any dried on gunk (like mine did. . . gross!), use a VERY small amount of water on your cloth and get rid of the gunk. Then just wipe clean with the dry part of your towel.
*If you have an LCD screen, be extremely careful using any kind of liquid as too much can damage the pixels. If your computer monitor is an LCD, I'd contact the manufacturer to see what they recommend as a cleaning solution to clean your screen.*
I thought for SURE I was going to need some kind of cleaner to get the gunkies off, but it turned out that plain old rag was all we needed. Sometime the more simple solution is right in front of us!
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oops I forgot to say I put it on a clean cloth.
I’ll try that too Brindy – thanks for the tip! 🙂
I use a dab of hand sanitizer. It cleans it nicely and then evaporates!
I love this! It made me chuckle but it is so true- I have the same grubby little fingerprints all over mine as well! I’ve been using baby wipes, which I know is bad but I couldn’t find anything else – so you’re not the only one! I will try this! Who would’ve thought?
I feel soooo much better knowing I’m not the only one Genny! 🙂 I was trying baby wipes too, but they made it feel funny, I knew there had to be something out there and really thought it had to be a fancy chemical, so I was shocked when this worked. Thanks for letting me know I’m not the only one who hadn’t figured out the trick!