Cleaning your records is probably the most important thing you can do for the life and longevity of your collection. It is also one of the most overlooked and under thought about parts of owning vinyl records. Many people may not think there is a need to clean their records, but if they buy albums then they should be cleaning them. I'm not talking about just used records either, I'm talking used albums, new albums, and albums you may have owned for years. You would be amazed what a good cleaning can do for the sound and experience of a vinyl record.
There are many ways to clean vinyl records. You can dry clean them with a velvet brush. You can wet clean them with a brush and spray. You can vacuum clean them with a special vacuum device. You can even sonically clean albums. What it comes down to is what you want to invest both moneywise and timewise.