In a recent post I spoke of using canned air and Swiffers to rid your keyboard and electronics items of the hard to get to dust that seems to accumulate. In this post I would like to expand on the use of Swiffers in my seemingly never-ending dust battle.
I am sure that there are days when you, like I, sit in front of your computer monitor in complete amazement at the thick coating of dust that just seems to be always there. We are not nuts, we are not caught in a time warp—we are living with a fact of electronic life—electronic anything collects dust a rapid rate. It appears that the very electronic gizmos that run our computers also generate the static that collects the dust in thick sheets. It is a never-ending battle and I am always on the hunt for a simple solution.
It seems that I have finally found my answer in the shape of a little rectangle of ‘fake’ cloth (I really don’t know what it is). Swiffers were designed to allow housewives to dust without having to polishes and oils to make their furniture dust free. The one step process would make it seem as though the work was not hard—one step instead of two.
While I have used the Swiffer product line for just this reason the real workouts come when I need to clean my computer equipment. The dust just clings to all of it—the CPU, the keyboard and most of all the screen of the monitor.
My son has probably told me a million times not to use any solutions on anything to try and grab the dust, and that is especially true for my monitor. I have just about gone nuts trying to use a dry cloth (old diapers don’t even work well) to clean the screen and all it seemed to do was move the dust around. Then came Swiffers! I turn off my monitor and with Swiffer in hand I can wipe the screen and the dust clings to the Swiffer cloth—yes, the dust clings! It is a beautiful sight as dust is a virtual enemy of electronics and has been winning the cleaning war for long enough. This process will also work on your TV screen—just be sure to turn the TV off first or you will cause more of the dreaded static and the dust will win again. And while you are in a cleaning mood don’t forget the mini blinds—Swiffers work great there too.