Clean my Space
It is not the first time I have talked about how much I love Clean my Space, both the Youtube Channel
and the Clean My Space Book found here on Amazon
. Melissa Maker, the mastermind behind both has built a career around cleaning, coming from the perspective of someone who doesn’t like doing it and is keen to make things as clean and tidy with the least amount of fuss. Which I think is excellent, I mean who is going to be motivated into cleaning and tidying by someone who has a particular passion for it; it is too big a stretch.
My MacBook is my Lifeline
One of the first things Melissa talks about in the Clean My Space Book
is determining your most important areas. One of mine is my desk, and I am ashamed to say it was starting to look a lot grubbier than I would like. I was mainly avoiding looking at my MacBook Pro keyboard because it caused me to wince every time I did. Because I use an external monitor, I have the MacBook open on a stand, but the keys rarely get used (I do close the lid every evening though) because of the lack of usage it was starting to become a dust magnet. I am pleased to say I finally got to grips with it yesterday ?. The crazy fact is it took scarcely any time or spoons. I just used a Microfibre flatweave cloth and Melissa’s Electronics Cleaner recipe from the book
. Due to the Fibromyalgia, I have several sensitivities these days and using cleaning products made from natural ingredients rather than full of chemicals has been a big help.
What about the Prevention?
I know it was not a massive chore to clean my MacBook, but I am acutely aware that living in the top floor of an old house the dust situation is all too real. I’m sure if we sat down to watch two feature films back to back we would gather a layer of dust. Maybe I am slightly exaggerating, but it is pretty bad. While looking through Amazon for inspiration, I came across these LetsSwipe Microfibre Clothes
which solved my problem exactly. As you can see they are the perfect size to cover the keyboard. Yes, these microfibre cloths can be used to clean your screens (which they do exceptionally well), but they come in the perfect size to fit 11″, 13″ or 15″ screens. While my MacBook is open, the LetsSwipe Cloth
is protecting the keyboard from dust and when I close the lid each evening the screen gets a little polish. Don’t you love it when you find a product that can act as prevention to protect something from getting dirty instead of having to keep cleaning it?