How to clean out my Iphone 5 charging port?

I got mashed potatoes in it last night and now it wont charge… No smartass answers please. Yes i cant see the potatoes anymore but it still wont charge. I dont have a warranty on my phone. So taking it to the apple store would be a pain in the ***. And if I did have to take it to the store how much would that cost me?

Are you sure you don't have a warranty on it? The iPhone 5 was released on Sept. 13 2012.It's not even been a year, and Apple always have a one year warranty on their devices after purchase.

Follow the link on the bottom and see what's inside. Remember, if you do still have a warranty, opeing it will cause you to lose that warranty.

don't forget the gravy!