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How to Clean Power Cords (3 Ways)

How to Clean Power Cords (3 Ways)

It’s easy for power cords, computers, and phone chargers to get dirty over time, accumulating dirt and losing their shine. However, they don’t have to stay that way. There are simple and quick solutions you can follow to clean them. 5-Minute Crafts will show you how.

Before cleaning

  • Don’t clean broken cables: make sure there isn’t any cracking, peeling, or ruptures in the cable.
  • Do not let liquids get into the contact points at the ends of the cables.

Method 1: dish soap

  • Step 1: Mix dish soap with lukewarm water in a bowl.
  • Step 2: Dip a sponge in the solution. Squeeze any excess water off, leaving the sponge damp.
  • Step 3: Run it up and down the cable to remove any dirt and debris.
  • Step 4: Dry the cable with a paper towel or any other towel.

Method 2: baking soda

  • Step 1: Create a paste with water and baking soda.
  • Step 2: With a toothbrush, scrub the paste all through the cable, then allow it to dry to a crust.
  • Step 3: Remove the crust with a damp sponge.
  • Step 4: Leave the cable to fully dry. Make this faster by passing a dry cloth through the cable after it’s clean.

Method 3: wet wipes

  • Step 1: Get a wet wipe and wrap it around the cable.
  • Step 2: Gently wipe the length of the cable, turn the wipe around and repeat. Any grease, dust, or debris should disappear.
  • Step 3: If the alcohol doesn’t instantly dry, take a paper towel and carefully dry the cable.
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