Remote controls need cleaning, too
Last updated 11/27/2008 at Noon
All kinds of electronics come with remote controls that get handled by everyone in the household, which means they can end up sticky or dirty and possibly a source of germs. So, it is a good idea to clean them every so often, especially when someone has been sick.
There are two ways to clean a remote control: wiping off the outside and cleaning both the inside and the outside. Either way, care should be taken to not damage the battery contacts and the circuits inside.
To do a quick cleaning, remove the batteries first and then apply rubbing alcohol with a cotton swab around the sides and...