Step 3: Wipe Monitor with Cloth
Do not use paper towels. Paper towels are meant to clean up spills around the house–if you look at them super closely, they are fuzzy and abrasive. They can mess up the finely crafted, delicate piece of technology that is your computer’s monitor. So, use a clean cloth instead. Do you wear glasses? If so, use the cloth that you get whenever you go in for a new pair of glasses, known as a microfiber cloth. If you don’t wear glasses, find a friend who does and be all, “Gimme your cloth, yo.” Just kidding, don’t do that. Instead, buy some microfiber cloth, which you can get at Bed Bath & Beyond or any home-supply store. Microfiber cloth won’t scratch your monitor and it won’t leave behind any lint residue, so it’s perfect. Wipe the monitor with a dry cloth in broad, straight strokes, pressing as lightly as possible. Then, dampen the cloth with water and wipe again until all the smudges and grime are gone.