How to remove gum from clothing (the easy way)
How to remove gum from clothing (the easy way). We've all been there before. You're getting dressed for your big party/date/meeting/presentation and you reach into your pocket for your gum only to find that it's stuck to the inside of your pocket! And, of course, because Murphy's Law is real, the gum is also now attached to the rest of your clothes as well. Now you're frantically searching "how to remove gum from clothing" on google. Don't panic! There is an easy way to remove gum from clothing without ruining your clothes or spending a lot of money on dry cleaning.
Here's what you'll need:
- A freezer or ice pack
- A dull knife (butter knife works well)
- A hard surface (table, countertop)
- A credit card or other thin, hard object
- Laundry detergent
- A clean toothbrush (optional)
- White vinegar (optional)
Step 1: Put the item of clothing in the freezer or apply an ice pack to the gummed area for about 15 minutes. This will harden the gum so that it will be easier to remove.
Step 2: Once the gum has hardened, use a dull knife to scrape off as much of the gum as possible. Be careful not to cut the fabric!
Step 3: Place the garment on a hard surface and use a credit card or other thin, hard object to scrape off any remaining gum. Again, be careful not to damage the fabric.
Step 4: If there is still some gum residue left behind, apply a small amount of laundry detergent directly to the area and rub it in with your fingers. Let it sit for a few minutes before laundering as usual.
Step 5: If there is still some gum residue after laundering, soak the area in white vinegar for about 30 minutes before laundering again. The vinegar will help break down the gum residue so that it can be easily removed in the washing machine.
And that's it! Just follow these simple steps and you'll have your clothes looking good as new in no time.
* This article is for entertainment purposes only.
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