Use a Mascara Brush to Clean Keyboards

We're moving this week, which means we're in the midst of a major purge. With sound clips from the A&E show, Hoarders, playing in the back of our heads, we're throwing away everything from matchbooks to makeup. But some things are worth hanging on to. Try saving mascara brushes to clean tight spaces.

Take that old mascara brush out of the tube and into in a water-and-liquid soap mixture soak (shampoo or makeup remover works, too). Before long, your clumpy mascara brush will be clean and ready to help you scrub down in tight spaces (Check DIY Life for tips on cleaning the wand if you're still showing clumpage).

Besides being perfect for other spaces around the house (like in cabinet seams or gaps around your bathroom taps), it's the ideal tool for cleaning out a keyboard.

The fluffy brush is actually attached to a thin wire, meaning you can reach in between and get that last crumb from under the "O" key.

Via Lifehacker

(Image: Flickr user incurable_hippie under license from Creative Commons.)

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Taryn is a writer, maker, designer, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She lives in an apartment in Atlanta with her fiancé, their Boston Terrier and lots of serving dishes.

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