Cleaned My Keyboard

@marlina (46421)
Canada
May 12, 2016 9:36am CST
OMG, I can't believe how much crumbs I had under the keys on my keyboard. I thought it looked pretty decent but then when I shook the thing several times, that's when I found out. I also cleaned all the keyboard with cotton balls and alcohol. I am going to try not to eat at my desk anymore, that is such a bad habit of mine. It is not easy to get rid of bad habits, but I will at least try.
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@amadeo (29162)
• United States
12 May
I normally use pressurize can on mine.The one just blow air from it.Gets all the stuff in between.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
12 May
Never thought about getting a can of this stuff.
@amadeo (29162)
• United States
12 May
@marlina I always keep it on hand.It is a good tool to have
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• Midland, Michigan
12 May
I do use that too, but I have much more than the pressurized can can accommodate, or maybe it's just that I don't do it often enough.
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@Hate2Iron (4629)
• Winnipeg, Manitoba
12 May
Now that I'm looking at mine lol... if could use a bit of a shaking!! Maybe money will fall out ;)
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
12 May
It would have to be pretty thin money.
• United States
12 May
@marlina lol transparent money? :)
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
12 May
@infatuatedbby Pretty similar to this yes.
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• United States
12 May
Habits are easy to break if you establish a different routine. Put an imaginary line (or a real one if necessary) going into the room where you have your computer. Food does not cross the line. Presto chango, no food crumbs on the keyboard.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
12 May
Presto chango! Maybe for you!
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• United States
12 May
@marlina I think it must be my stubborn streak. Once I make up my mind, the rest is easy for me.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
13 May
@ElizabethWallace I don't have a "stubborn" streak. Although my sister says I have.
@sugartoes (21261)
• Greencastle, Indiana
12 May
I do that too I live on my computer I eat at my computer so I have to tap mine every so often but that's the LEST of my problems right now that's a EASY fix I need a new tower ha ha ha
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
12 May
A new tower? What is wrong with the current one?
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@just4him (61411)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May
I just shook mine out a couple days ago too. It was loaded. I do the same. It's a hard habit to break, especially when we don't want to take the time away from here to do something as mundane as eating. Work places and schools have the right idea by posting a sign - no food or drinks near computer. I always have my bottle of water here.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
12 May
Bad habit to brake.
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@just4him (61411)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 May
@marlina Yes it is, especially when I was doing real good the last few days about not eating in here, and then my son makes mac and cheese and brings it to me at the computer. Oh well.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
13 May
@just4him Mac and cheese, yummy!
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@AnneEJ (5213)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
12 May
My daughter gave me a little vacuum for Christmas to clean my keyboard. It needs doing again. I don't eat here much, but often bring my cup of tea.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
12 May
That's a cool gift!
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@Bluedoll (15834)
• Canada
14 May
Thanks for the reminder. I can't even look at my keyboard right now. I've been dusting but in between the keys has gotten disgusting. Can you eat and clean up right after? I like eating sometimes at the computer.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
14 May
Since I cleaned my keyboard so well a few days ago, I am more careful now.
@Bluedoll (15834)
• Canada
14 May
@marlina Yes it is a lot of work to do that. I try not to eat over my keyboard but let the crumbs fall on my makeshift desk table. It is only a cookie, muffin or something with a coffee but not often. Do you think I should stop that?
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
14 May
@Bluedoll I am holding my plate so the food crumbs will fall onto it.
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@dbherald (503)
• India
12 May
I clean my keyboard once in a month.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
12 May
And how is it?
@dbherald (503)
• India
12 May
@marlina It's working properly but daily I notice how many layers of dust is increasing on my keyboard. hahaha
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
13 May
@dbherald That dust! Impossible to escape from it.
@Macarrosel (7463)
• Philippines
13 May
Oh, I read that keyboard is one of the dirtiest thing. Good to know you clean it up. Well, I'm using mobile and iPad mini here. So I don't have problems with dirty keyboard.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
13 May
I don't like to use mobile or IPad for Mylotting.
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• Philippines
13 May
@marlina well, at first I hated to use them here but later on, it's easy for me.
@UncleJoe (4915)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
16 May
I had to replace my keyboard after I cleaned it. Apparently they aren't dishwasher safe.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
16 May
You always have to come up with a smart answer, do you?
@JudyEv (65210)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 May
I eat and drink at the keyboard too but I know I shouldn't. I don't often have stuff with crumbs though.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
14 May
You are very selective
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@Susan2015 (15254)
• United States
13 May
Mine is just a little dusty and I need to clean it.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
13 May
You think that it is just a little dusty until you shake the thing upside down! Then surprise!
@Asylum (39110)
• Manchester, England
12 May
Keyboards are notoriously bad for this. I actually change my desktop keyboard on regular occasions, although the option does not exist with a laptop.
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
12 May
My keyboard is not very old.
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• United States
12 May
I'm sure if I turned my keyboard over a whole bunch of crumbs would fall out too. I do it occasionally but probably not often enough
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@marlina (46421)
• Canada
12 May
I do it once inn a while, but this morning I really did a good job.
@gudheart (13019)
14 May
My screen and keyboard needs a good clean, just too lazy to get it done!
• Vitoria, Spain
13 May
Not a bad idea as the future if you get hungry you can take advantage of bread crumbs that fall into your keyboard
13 May
Yeah atleast we can try..its not at all easy to stop suddenly all are bad habits but we should try and one day we will reach our goal..
@addy007 (403)
13 May
i need to clean them myself, how to clean, ??
@karjatwala (1140)
• Pune, India
13 May
I do not eat at the laptop, but dust and other small particles do enter it. I brush it and clean it every now and then.
• Eugene, Oregon
13 May
I try not to eat at my computer too, since the keyboard (and our cell phones) are among the dirtiest most germ ridden things we touch.