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    Just like a mouse, the mouse pad can easily collect dirt, dead skin and oil. After all of that sits in place for a while, it can start to make your mouse pad look a little grimy and gross. Listed below are the steps you need to follow to keep your mouse pad looking spic and span!

    1. Most of the mouse pads out there today have a spongy, foamy material in them. Then on top of that, they are usually covered in a thin fabric or a plastic top. Investigate as to which material yours is made out of before you go any further. That will determine which way you can clean the mouse pad.

    2. Now, if the material is a fabric, you can use a slightly moist washcloth and a little bit of shampoo. (Make sure you’re using a cloth that you don’t mind getting dirty). This works out well, because chances are, you already have shampoo on hand and it’s a gentle cleaner that works perfectly on different fabrics.

    3. On the other hand, if your mouse pad has a plastic top, spray a bit of your household cleaner on it. Make sure it’s a mild kind and you only need to use a small amount. Use a piece of cloth or a sponge to then clean the pad. Even dish soap or some shampoo would work for this type of mouse pad too.

    4. Once you choose which method you’d like to use, go ahead and clean the mouse pad as best you can. When you’re done, make sure all of the cleaners are rinsed off.

    5. When the whole thing is rinsed, use a towel to dry the mouse pad. Just pat the towel gently until the surface feels dry.

    6. Now, even though it may feel dry, there’s probably still some water soaked in, so let it sit overnight or as long as you need to. Make sure it is completely dry (even all the way into the foam) before you start using it again. Also, if your desk is wooden, you’ll want the mouse pad to be 100 percent dry, because the water could ruin the surface of your desk as well.

    The only other thing you want to be careful of when you’re cleaning your mouse pad is the color of it. If you think the water might ruin the colors, test it out first. Just moisten a corner of the mouse pad to see what it does. It’s better to ruin just a corner, rather than the whole thing. Also, if your mouse pad is coming apart at the seams or if it is stained pretty badly, you may just want to go out and purchase a new one. They’re relatively inexpensive and it’s better to have a good place for your mouse to sit than to keep an old mouse pad hanging around.

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    great post! posting from my phone, so will have to rep later!

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