You might not realize, but your mousepad needs cleaning just as much as other things in your house.
There’s something on your desk that you use every day, but you never clean it. Did you look at the condition of your mousepad recently? It’s about time you give it a good wash!
Read on for our guide on how to clean your mousepad to sterilize viruses and bacteria. We’ll also cover if you can machine-wash your mousepad and how to clean your RGB mousepad.
As you know already, there are many types of mouse pads available. Because of that, there isn’t a single cut-and-dry method to clean or wash them all. Some mousepads include RGB lighting, which drastically changes how you approach cleaning.
Let’s take a look at how you wash different types of mousepads.
If you have a soft cloth mousepad, there’s not a lot you need to worry about. You can clean it using a machine or by hand.
That’s pretty much it! Even if you haven’t washed any clothes before, by following these tips you should now at least be able to wash your mousepad properly.
Let’s now take a look at how to wash your cloth mousepad using a washing machine:
There you have it! You’ve learned how to clean your cloth mousepad using a washing machine and by hand.
For soft cloth, non-electric mouse pads you can use either of the two cleaning methods.
RGB mousepads have wiring in them that we need to be careful about while trying to wash.
Because the RGB lighting can be damaged if we toss them inside a washing machine, we will, therefore, only use the manual hand washing method for RGB mousepads.
Bingo! A ready-to-use, clean, and shiny RGB mousepad is ready!
Mousepad washing doesn’t always come to mind when you’re spring cleaning, but because of its proximity to your skin, dirt can easily accumulate. Here are some common questions regarding mousepad cleaning regimes.
Ideally, you should wash your mousepad once a month. However, in the summer, you may need to wash it twice a month, but if you don’t sweat a lot, once a month is what you’re looking at.
If you don’t use a strong detergent, the colors shouldn’t wash off or become dull after washing. Don’t rub your mousepad too hard either, as it’ll also contribute to washed-off colors.
Yes, a dirty mousepad, especially if it’s greasy and is resistant to your mouse movement, can affect your gaming performance. Clean your mousepad once a month at least, to get the best gaming performance and accurate aims.
We didn’t cover how to wash each and every brand’s mousepad, but we did share how to wash each type of mousepad.
Now that you’ve cleaned your mousepad, you should probably also consider cleaning your keyboard to sterilize viruses and bacteria too.
Keyboard dirty and unresponsive? Keys getting sticky? Here’s how to clean the keyboard on your laptop or desktop PC.
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