About as interesting as watching paint dry

@GardenGerty (107891)
United States
February 9, 2019 4:02pm CST
I just sat here and cleaned between and under my keyboard. I have no idea how all that YUCK got there. This is the first I have been here today, and I really have to go do something else online for a bit. We went to McPherson to do a few things this morning. Came back, ate leftovers for lunch, and Bob took his nap. He is up now. I got some chicken on sale. The cat will be happy, because I will share. About my keyboard, my air canister is empty, so I cannot blow it out. I do not eat at the keyboard or drink. I am too klutzy, I would ruin it for sure. I ran a thin, flexible plastic card around the keys, several times. I also used an alcohol swab. Oh, and I also turned the keyboard upside down and shook it. The keyboard still is not pretty, but it is better, less sticky. I need to go attempt some surveys on some sites, and write an article or two. I will be back to read and respond in a little bit. What seems to be coming out is cat dandruff and hair. Princess really does not lay on it, so I do not know what is up with that.
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@JudyEv (153520)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Feb
Maybe you could put a cloth over it when you're not using it.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
10 Feb
That would be only when I was sleeping.
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@Hate2Iron (9836)
• Canada
10 Feb
I tried the air canisters but I didn't see much of a difference, but the keyboard can get pretty disgusting!!
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
10 Feb
I have used it before. I see more of a result when I blow out the blowers and fans on the tower. The keyboard it helps some, but the hair seems to tangle up under the keys.
@BarBaraPrz (21869)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 Feb
Cat hair floats around very easily. Even if Princess doesn't lay on the keyboard, she does come up to you for pets and stuff, and some of that fur sticks to you until you sit at the keyboard and then promptly attacks it for her.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
10 Feb
She does do that. She also likes to lay on the printer.
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@Happy2BeMe (85306)
• Canada
9 Feb
It is amazing how much dust and dirt that keyboards collect.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
10 Feb
Yes, and this one, the stuff can work its way under the keys.
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• Pamplona, Spain
12 Feb
I don´t allow the dog near here if I can help it as it can get to be pretty yucky. I just usually turn the keyboard upside down first and then gently shake it just a little bit.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
13 Feb
Yes, I did turn mine over and shake it a bit. I will just do it more often.
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Feb
@GardenGerty It does move a lot of mucky stuff you did not even know was there.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
15 Feb
@lovinangelsinstead21 It is amazing what one finds.
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@Shavkat (70226)
• Philippines
10 Feb
I sometimes use a small vacuum cleaner. It is a battery operated.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
12 Feb
I have even seen tiny attachments you can put on your big vacuum and that would be handy.
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@Shavkat (70226)
• Philippines
12 Feb
@GardenGerty I had seen that one, too. But I think it is too strong to use on a computer's keyboard.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
13 Feb
@Shavkat Could be. I would not want to suck the keys off.
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@Nevena83 (13801)
• Serbia
9 Feb
And my keyboard is often like that.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
10 Feb
Guess this is "spring cleaning" for the computer.
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@Nevena83 (13801)
• Serbia
10 Feb
@GardenGerty I must do such a cleansing.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
12 Feb
@Nevena83 I hope it helps.
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@Blondie2222 (23155)
• United States
10 Feb
I clean my keyboard once a week also. I try not to eat at m computer either but sometimes I do it's a bad habit of mine lol. Hope you were able to get more things accomplished online and enjoyed the rest of your day.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
12 Feb
I guess I should put it on a schedule.
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@Blondie2222 (23155)
• United States
12 Feb
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@aureliah (22523)
• Kenya
14 Feb
I usually shake my keyboard on a daily basis to remove any particles.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
15 Feb
That sounds like a great plan.
• United States
14 Feb
i need to clean mine speaking of..all kinds of yuck in it i'm sure.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
15 Feb
I have been lucky to have it last as long as it does. I think cleaning it helps.
@andriaperry (69793)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Feb
While you are sleeping Princess is online
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
12 Feb
She frequently prints blank pages.
@JohnRoberts (73246)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Feb
Keyboards do get dirty.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
12 Feb
My first husband got us a custom made cover of plastic for our very first computer. Ages ago. I do not know if you can get them anymore. You could type on them just fine.
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@Courtlynn (59132)
• United States
10 Feb
I remember our desktop keyboard always being filthy from the 10+ people whod use it when they came over. Ugh. Least its better than cleaning toilets. Lol
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
10 Feb
I guess I am lucky mine is not used that much.
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@CarolDM (15635)
• United States
9 Feb
I use the compressed air in a can around my keyboard. My cats will lay between me and my keyboard, so I have lots of surprises on mine!
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
10 Feb
Oh, I bet you do. Princess lays on the printer.
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@wolfgirl569 (19138)
• Marion, Ohio
9 Feb
They do get very dusty easily.
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@GardenGerty (107891)
• United States
10 Feb
Probably even worse in the summer when I have windows open.
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