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Get Chewing Gum Off Your Clothes

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Children and bubble gum can be a dangerous combination. If any of the sticky stuff ends up on your (or the kids’) clothes, here’s what to do…

Put a few ice cubes in a resealable, plastic produce bag, and place it on top of the gum stuck to your garment. Leave the ice bag in place for 15 minutes. Or place the gummy garment in a plastic bag, and stick it in your freezer for one hour.

Gum shrinks and hardens when it gets cold, making it easy to peel away from fabric.

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Source: 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 Date: March 15, 2016 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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