There is a great chance that as you’re read this text, you’re also touching the dirtiest thing you own – your mouse and keyboard.

If you’re sitting by the computer, slowly move away from it.

Your keyboard may have more bacteria than a toilet bowl. In fact, experts from the University of Arizona have discovered that on the keyboard can have up to 400 times more bacteria than the toilet.

But don’t worry. You can completely clean your mouse and keyboard in just 5 minutes!

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Keyboard

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How to Clean Your Keyboard

Unplug the keyboard or turn it off if it’s a Bluetooth model.

Turn it upside down and shake it well in order to throw out all the bigger chunks and dust.

Now you need to clean the dirt between the keys.

There are several ways you can do this, and maybe the easiest is by using some ducktape.

Cut a strip several inches long and fold it so that the non-sticky edges are facing each other from the inside.

Slide the tape below the edges of the keys and rub it all over several times.

Pull out the tape and prepare to be shocked.

Repeat this until all the keys are clean.

If this seems to you to be too complicated, the solution can be compressed air that will throw out everything that isn’t supposed to be in the keyboard.

When you are done with the keys, wipe their upper surface with disinfectant wipes.

How to Clean Your Mouse

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How To Clean Your Computer Mouse

Now that your keyboard is clean, you shouldn’t forget the mouse that is also covered with bacteria.

First, unplug it from your computer, or turn it off if it’s wireless.

Wipe it with disinfectant wipes. Avoid getting moisture in any openings on it.

Before you start using your mouse and keyboard again, make sure they are completely dry.