Then I use the crevice tool of my vacuum to suck up the dust that is left over. The key is to use the smallest, thinnest crevice tool. It's great!
By myrna from Bronx, NY
I use this method and it works much better than the canned air. The air is okay for getting off any dust that settles without pushing it into the keys but do not work well for a really good cleaning. The vinegar also acts as an anti-bacterial because keyboards are usually pretty well covered with germs.
Source: How Clean is Your House - thanks Kim and Aggie for all the wonderful cleaning tips
By Kathy from Dundee, Scotland
By Cheryl from Missouri
Editor's Note: Water has meant death to keyboards for me, so this method scares me.
I use tapered Make-Up Sponges Dipped In Fabulous 70% Alcohol To Clean Keyboards. Works for me.
By JK Finnell from Rifle, CO
Source: Washable keyboards online or in local electronic stores.
By hopeful from Oregon
It's lovely to have a clean keyboard, and hubby now has his own laptop. I read somewhere on the net that most computer keyboards have more germs than a toilet seat.
By katesnanna from Brisbane, Australia
Keep away from pets and children.
By VIETVET from Perkinston, MS
By Kathy from Forest Lake, MN
A technician pulled a lot of dust out of my son's keyboard, after his fan quit working. How do you clear dust out of your keyboard?
LanieGirl, in addition to the link and places PoorButProud posted, you can try in the computer section of the big box discount stores-that's where I got mine (WalMrat but I've also seen them in Target). I think I've seen them in drug stores, too.
@Deeli, LOL, my cats loved the feather duster and would chase it whenever I used it to tidy up around the computer. Little beggars shredded it one day. The vacuum on the other hand wasn't their favourite household cleaning device:)