Ask LH: What’s The Best Way To Clean A Mouse Pad?

Dear Lifehacker, What is the best way to clean my mouse pad with the least amount of downtime? It’s one the expensive side ($20+) so I don’t want to ruin it or replace it. Thanks, Ash

Dear Ash,

Most mouse mats are designed to be wipe-friendly. Unless you’re having a picnic on it, it should be relatively easy to remove most stains by combining baby wipes with a hard application of elbow grease.

Baby wipes are designed to gently eradicate sticky, tacky and runny substances (eew) and should also remove most germs at the same time. As an added bonus, they’re not too wet which means you can clean at your desk and go straight back to gaming. Just keep a pack next to your computer desk and the problem is solved.

If any readers have solutions of their own, let Ash know in the comments.


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