How to remove gum from clothing the easy way!
If you have been around kids much, you know how quickly a piece of gum can go from yum yum to “Holy crap!!! How did you get that horrid sticky mess all over your hair, the carpet, your clothing and the dog all in the two seconds that I stepped out of the room?!?!?!”
I think this is why such a sweet little morsel strikes fear into the hearts of mothers across the nation.
I Pinned a supposed remedy and decided to be proactive and test it before the next gum drama unfolded.
Going against every motherly instinct I had, I thoroughly chewed up a piece of Dubbble Bubble, then grimaced as I kneaded the gum into the fabric with reckless abandon. It was painful, I tell ya. Painful!
What I do for the sake of Pinterest testing… sheesh!
…and I was amazed. UH-MAZED by the results. The gum came right off the fabric like it wasn’t ever a sticky mess to begin with! It’s like the vinegar made the gum not sticky anymore and the heat melted it enough to make it let go of the fabric. It was miraculous, really.
Look at that! There was a tiny pink tinge left where the gum used to be, but I bet that’s just the dye and will wash right out.
My world has been changed forever. I no longer fear bubble gum. My kids will actually get to chew it now.
(Hey, old habits die hard.)
But this Pin was definitely a win. Hurray for Pinterest tests that actually work out!