Removing Gum

Ever get gum stuck in your hair? Or on the bottom of your shoe? Or on the carpet? Well, here are some sure ways to get that gum out!

1. Creamy Peanut Butter. The oil in the peanut butter helps to loosen the gum. This works great in hair. Probably not so much a couch cushion, the oil would leave a stain. Then you’d have an entirely new problem. But for hair, a sure bet.

2. Cooking Oil. Olive oil, vegetable oil, canola oil. Any old kind of cooking oil. This is another great way to get gum out of hair. Use a comb with the oil to help loosen the gum. Wash well.

3. Freeze It. If you get gum on a shoe, piece of clothing, or anything that is small enough to fit in the freezer, stick it in the freezer! (I would recommend putting the smelly shoe in a zip lock bag first though!) Freeze it, then you can scrape it off once it’s frozen.

4.  Baking Soda. Pour vinegar over the gum until it is saturated. Sprinkle baking soda over the gum, cover it. Put the clothing in the freezer for a few hours. Take it out and use some tweezers to remove the bum.Wash as usual.

5. Ice. Put a bunch of ice over gum that is stuck on the carpet or couch cushion until it freezes the gum. (Use a ziplock bag full of ice so the melting ice doesn’t get the carpet all wet.) Carefully peel the gum from the carpet. Canned air (the kind you use to clean a keyboard) also does the trick.

 


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