How to clean remote controls

As a high-touch surface, remote controls can quickly accumulate dirt and debris. Before you begin cleaning your remote, remove the batteries. After that, turn the remote so the buttons are facing the ground and give it a good shake or some taps against your palm to loosen any debris that may be stuck between the keys. You can remove additional dirt by giving the remote a blast with an air canister if you happen to have one. Then, use a paper towel, wipe or disposable cloth dampened with solution to gently clean the remote’s outer shell. Clean harder to reach areas using a cotton swab moistened with disinfecting solution, and remove remaining deeply lodged debris with a toothbrush or toothpick.