How to... Clean your telephone

How to... Clean your telephone

May 30, 2007

Talking dirty? Apparently phone receivers harbor more germs than any surface, even more than toilet seats. So, it is advisable to clean your phone at least once a month, and especially if you've recently been ill and/or if you share the phone with someone other than yourself. On the Martha Stewart site, they list some simple tips on how to clean a phone. The main thing to remember is not to spray anything directly onto the phone or mouth piece, but rather to wipe the surfaces with a soft cloth that has been dampedned with a mild all-purpose cleaner. You can also use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to help get to hard-to-reach spots, but be careful not to get any liquid near the hook-switch, swivel, or any openings...

Click here for a more detailed link, and there's also a video demonstration (although Martha doesn't start talking about it until almost midway through...and it's a bit annoying with guest Howie Mandell interrupting.)
Real Simple also has an easy guide to cleaning your phone as well. Click here for their version.

How often do you clean your phone(s)? Do you have any special methods? Please share in the comments!

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