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To thoroughly clean your computer keyboard, begin by flipping it upside down to dislodge any loose crumbs. Attach your vacuum’s crevice tool and vacuum the keyboard itself to lift any remaining crumbs. Dip a cotton swab into rubbing alcohol and brush it into the area surrounding each key. For particularly dirty spots, use a toothpick, advises PC World. Finish by using a dry, lint-free cloth to remove dust and polish the keys.
Get creative with how you dust—your vacuum is more versatile than you might have thought. “Use the dusting brush on blinds, lampshades, books, pictures, and mirror frames—anywhere that’s a pain to dust, Carolyn Forte, director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, told Good Housekeeping.