If you want to clean your outer ear, do it with a soapy cloth and gently scrub the perimeter. Then clean it with a cloth soaked in clean water. Alternatively, Q-tip can be used, but on the external part of the ear. In fact, you can use your smallest finger tip to do that while taking bath. As for the inner ear, if you have narrow ear canal and tend to accumulate ear wax than normal people, you may need a special cleanser. This liquid is designed to soften the hardened wax. Put few drops to the inner ear while you are lying flat with the affected ear pointed upwards. After few minutes, you can then sit up and allow the cleanser to flow out of the ear canal. Some of these ear cleaning systems come with separate syringe to apply clean water after that. If you are not sure how to do that, your should seek medical assistance.