How to Clean Your Mousepad

How to Clean Your Mousepad

Discover how to keep your mousepad clean and ready-to-use, as well as tips and tricks for making sure it stays at its best all year long.

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You may not realize it, but a clean mousepad is the unsung hero of your tech setup. Discover how to keep your mousepad clean and ready-to-use, as well as tips and tricks for making sure it stays at its best all year long

How to Clean a Mousepad

What You'll Need:

Steps:

  1. Unplug your mousepad.

  2. Mix a small amount of detergent or dish soap with warm water.

  3. Dip your brush or sponge into the soapy concoction.

  4. Gently scrub your mousepad in circular motions.

  5. Rinse with clean water.

  6. Let it air dry.

Pro tip: If your mousepad is made of fabric, be gentle to avoid fraying the edges. And for stubborn stains, add a pinch of baking soda to your cleaning mix.

Types of Mousepads and the Best Way to Clean Them

Mousepads come in all shapes and sizes, so it's crucial to tailor your cleaning approach accordingly.

Cloth/Fabric Mousepads

1. Unplug your mousepad.

2. Mix a small amount of detergent or dish soap with warm water.

2. Dip your brush or sponge into the soapy concoction.

3. Gently scrub your mousepad in circular motions.

4. Rinse with clean water.

5. Let it air dry.

Pro tip: If the fabric machine washable, toss it in with your regular laundry. Cold water and a gentle cycle are your friends. Do not put it in the dryer though – let it air dry only.

Hard Mousepads

1. Wipe down with a damp cloth and mild detergent.

  1. Let it air dry.

Pro tip: Avoid abrasive cleaners to keep that smooth surface intact.

RGB Mousepads

1. Unplug your pad before cleaning.

  1. Use a slightly damp cloth for a gentle wipe-down.

  2. Avoid excess moisture near the RGB lighting.

Non-Washable Mousepads

1. Stick to surface cleaning with a damp cloth.

  1. Let the item air dry.

Pro tip: Avoid submerging it in water to prevent damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should You Clean a Mousepad?

Think of it like changing your toothbrush; aim for every couple of months or when you notice it's due for some TLC.

Is It Safe to Put a Mousepad in the Washing Machine?

For cloth mousepads, check the care label. If it says it's machine-friendly, go ahead. If not, stick to the manual method.

Does a Dirty Mousepad Affect Gameplay?

Absolutely! Grime and gunk can mess with your mouse's tracking. Keep it clean for a smooth gaming experience.

What Should I Not Clean a Mousepad With?

Steer clear of harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners, including bleach, which can damage fabric or fray edges.

How Do You Clean a Hard Mousepad?

Gently. A soft touch with a damp cloth and mild detergent will keep that hard mousepad looking slick.

How Do You Clean a Mousepad with RGB?

Unplug, wipe gently, and avoid drowning it in water, as this can damage the lights.

How Do You Clean Non-Washable Mousepad?

Spot clean with a damp cloth. Submerging non-washable pads is a risky game best avoided.

Can You Steam Clean a Mousepad?

Not recommended. Steaming may warp or damage your mousepad, leaving it damaged or misshapen.