Keep your keyboard clean the easy way
Quick Mac Tip, 12 December 2010
Somehow dust, fluff and cat hair find their way onto my MacBook Pro’s keyboard, even though I try to keep it scrupulously clean. A $2 paintbrush is the answer to easy cleaning.
Out damned fluff
I’m the kind of person who likes to keep my computer clean, especially the keyboard. Annoyed by the bits of fluff and cat hair that always seem to find their way in, I found a great solution: a cheap, soft paintbrush.
When blowing vigorously, and fiddling with bits of paper didn’t work to remove sundry dust, fluff and hair I had a bright idea. Next time I was near a shop that sells ridiculously cheap products I looked for a paintbrush.
The brush needs to be soft, with very flexible bristles, and not too wide.
Most important of all, keep it separate from everything else and don’t use it for any other purpose.
From time to time I gently clean my keyboard with the dry brush. The bristles get in between the keys to sweep away loose debris. Problem solved, for $2.