A dirty mouse pad can be slightly annoying to deal with. Not does it make the rest of your desk look ugly but it can also mess with your workflow as well. In this article, I will show you how to clean a dirty mouse pad using two simple yet effective methods.



Is it OK to wash a mouse pad?

It is definitely ok to wash a mouse pad, however, you have to be careful. There are different types of mousepads. I do not recommend that you wash the RGB ones as this might destroy the lighting, however, it is completely safe to wash any other type of mousepad. Just don’t do the following:

  • don’t place it in the washer
  • don’t place a mouse pad inside the dryer
  • Do not use any spray-on them
  • Do not use something with a rough material to clean a mouse pad


How to clean a mouse pad (method 1)

Step 1 Place it in a container filled with water

Get a bucket filled with cold water and place the mouse pad in it. Now squeeze a few drops of dish soap into the bucket of water and use your hands to swirl the water around (doing this will make the water sudsier).


Step 2 Gently scrub it with a cleaning brush

It is now time to clean the mouse pad. This step is really simple and easy to follow. All you have to do is get a soft bristle cleaning brush and use it to gently clean the mouse pad. When cleaning the mouse pad be sure to gently scrub it in an up-down motion.


Step 3 Pat it with a dry towel

After cleaning the mouse pad it is now time to dry it using a towel. Make sure to pat the mouse pad until most of the moisture is gone. After doing that you should place the mouse-pad somewhere it can dry easily (not in direct sunlight).



Cleaning a mouse pad (method 2)

This method is somewhat similar to the first one except, this one involves soaking. This method is only for mouse pads that are really dirty. I will now show you the steps.


Step 1 place the mouse pad in water

Fill a bucket with room temperature water and add your favorite liquid laundry detergent to it. Now place the mouse pad inside the water.


Step 2 Let the mouse pad soak

Let the mouse pad soak in the bucket of water for around 15-20 minutes.  Doing this will loosen up the dirt and dust that was on the mouse-pad.


Step 3 Dry the mouse pad

To dry the mouse pad all you have to do is get a clean towel and use it to absorb the moisture from the mousepad. After doing that place the mousepad at a place where it can dry easily.




I hope this article showed you how to clean your mousepad. If you want more tips then feel free to check out some other articles.

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