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    13 Ways To Clean Your Gadgets With Everyday Items

    Use stuff you *already* own!

    1. A toothbrush safely dislodges dirt from speaker mesh.

    2. A cotton swab dipped in alcohol breaks down wax (ew) on the exterior.

    But don't press too hard on the speaker grill. Cotton fibers may get stuck!

    3. Tip: Turn your q-tip case into an earbud case to keep them from getting dirty while ~loose~ in your bag.

    4. An interdental brush is perfectly-sized for cleaning the headphone jack on any device.

    Make sure the device is turned off before inserting the brush into an audio port.

    5. First, run a soft makeup brush in between the keys.

    6. Tape works surprising well also.

    7. Then use a swab dipped in alcohol to spot treat gunk around keys.

    8. A lint-roller lifts dust right off of speaker grill fabric.

    9. A small paintbrush clears up a phone or tablet's built-in speaker really well.

    10. Remove grime and tape residue with a clean rag, warm water, and dishwashing soap.

    11. Coffee filters make great screen dusters.

    12. This cheap, 2-ingredient homemade cleaner helps tackle dirtier screens.

    It's so simple: mix 1 part vinegar or 1 part isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) with equal parts distilled water. This solution won't leave streaks behind, and fingerprints will come right off your display.

    You can buy spray bottles off of Amazon for as cheap as $5 for a set of 3. No bottle? You can use a small jar and just dip the microfiber cloth, as Cassidy of Freshly Planted suggests.

    13. Use microfiber, the cloth that comes with glasses, for wiping down screens.

    Tip: Don't spray directly on the screen.

    Just in case: here's a screen cleaning checklist.

    Just, whatever you do, DON'T DO THIS.