Staring at a dirty computer screen while you're trying to work can be very distracting. (Is that a comma or a crumb?!) Maximize your work output by setting aside five minutes to clean your screen using common household items — one of which you probably have in your pantry — and you'll be rewarded with a streak-free finish.
My husband inherited my laptop about two years ago and I hadn't really seen it until recently, when I asked him if I could clean the screen with my new "magical screen cleaning potion." Needless to say, I was disgusted and delighted at the condition in which it was handed over. Look at all those smudges! And streaks! And random pieces of ... dust?
What You'll Need
- Distilled water
- White vinegar
1. Make the solution: In an empty spray bottle, mix a solution of equal parts distilled water and white vinegar. I used a half cup of each.
2. Spray the solution: Spray the solution onto a microfiber cloth (or an old cotton t-shirt). Do not use any sort of paper towel, toilet paper, or tissue to clean your screen as these products can scratch your monitor.
3. Start wiping: Begin to wipe across the screen in small, circular motions until you've worked your way over the entire surface. Repeat this step with an eyeglass cloth.
4. Spot-clean other spots: Use the solution to clean any other smudges on the computer.
You're all set! No more smudgy, streaky distractions!
This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: How To Clean Your Computer Screen Without Leaving Streaks