How to Clean the Things You Never Clean 23.05.2016

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When it comes to spring cleaning, most of us would rather put it off until…whenever. But with just a simple shopping list and these great do-it-yourself techniques, you can quickly and easily clean up those everyday items that you use all the time but never actually clean. Yet if you learned just how dirty these common household items are, you would turn into Cinderella in a heartbeat. Here is how to have a spotless cell phone, keyboard, and more!

Cell Phone

Since many cell phones now have touchscreens, they are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Sticky fingers and constant use tend to produce a lot more bacteria than we would bargain for. It is best to do this simple cleaning routine once a week.


  • Water
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton swab or cloth


  1. Combine 3 parts water to 2 parts rubbing alcohol (which is available at your local drugstore.) Stir the mixture thoroughly.
  2. Use a cotton swab or cloth and dip it into the mixture. You don’t want to completely wet it; just dampen it.
  3. Gently rub the cotton swab or cloth over your cell phone to get rid of dried-up gunk and bacteria.


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Did you know that the average toilet seat is 5 times cleaner than a typical keyboard? That’s disgusting! Get to this cleaning hack pronto! Do this as often as you like, or at least every month.


  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Compressed air
  • Cotton swabs


  1. First, remove any batteries or wires from your keyboard.
  2. Use the compressed air to spray in between the keys to dislodge any crumbs or particles.
  3. Use the disinfecting wipes to cleanse the entire keyboard.
  4. The cotton swab can be used to get into any crevices afterwards.


Yay, sweat and bacteria! Before you quit the gym for good, try this method out. To ensure that you don’t continually clog your ears with earwax, do this cleaning treatment once a month.


  • Water
  • Dish soap
  • Cloth


  1. Mix together a bit of water and liquid dish soap; stir thoroughly.
  2. Take the corner of a cloth and dampen it in the mixture. Rub the earbuds and let dry.

TV Remote

A whopping 30% of TV remotes are harbouring the cold and flu virus. Since everyone handles the remote (and probably eats on the sofa as well,) this is a cleaning job you should do every single week.


  • Compressed air
  • Cloth or cotton swab
  • Water
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent


  1. First, spray the compressed air into the tiny spaces in the TV remote control.
  2. Mix equal parts water and dish soap and stir thoroughly.
  3. Dip a corner of the cloth (or one end of the cotton swab) into the solution and gently wipe down the remote. Let air dry.

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