Ask LH: How Can I Clean My Laptop Keyboard?

Ask LH: How Can I Clean My Laptop Keyboard?

Dear LH, I’ve had my home laptop for 18 months. It has been used to watch movies while munching on chips, to follow recipes, and to play YouTube clips for my niece while trying to feed her. End result? I have an extremely dirty keyboard. How can I go about cleaning it? Thanks, Dirty Keyboard

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Dear DK,

Don’t panic — we have you covered. Check out our guide to how to clean your keyboard for all the basics. For maintenance, it’s hard to go past a magic eraser, and you can easily keep your keyboard in a presentable state in less than a minute a day. That said, we’d suggest using a tablet when feeding your niece — less hassle to wipe the screen!

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