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Sacramento's Pam Farley, a.k.a. The Brown Thumb Mama, offers a penny-pinching tip for anyone with a smartphone, tablet or personal computer - and a child with sticky fingers:
"You can get fancy 'screen cleaning solution' for $9 (seriously), but there's no way I'm paying for something I can make myself.
"All you need to make screen cleaner is rubbing alcohol, distilled water and an empty spray bottle (the ones from the stinky bath store work well). Be sure to use distilled water, since tap water and bottled water contain all sorts of minerals and chemicals that could damage the screen.
"The size of your spray bottle determines how much liquid you'll need. (For) a 2-ounce bottle, I used 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol and 2 tablespoons of water. Here's the important part: Spray the cleaner onto a clean cloth and then wipe the screen. Don't spray on the device because liquid and electronics don't mix!"
Read more and see photos at: http://brownthumbmama.com
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