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Get Gum Out of Your Carpet

Date: August 29, 2016      Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic      Source:  Joan Wilen & Lydia Wilen      Print:

We don’t know how it happens, but it does…gum on your shoe, in the house, now on your carpet!

Here’s what to do…

Place a few ice cubes in a plastic bag, and put it against the gum wad that somehow got snagged in your carpet. The ice will make the glob brittle, and you should be able to break off or carefully pull out the once-gooey gum threads.

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Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting "cures from the cupboard." They are authors of Bottom Line's Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line's Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips.