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6 Ways to Get Chewing Gum Off Your Clothes
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6 Ways to Get Chewing Gum Off Your Clothes

Be it someone's prank, a mistaken step onto a filthy garden bench or the hurry to grab a seat in a crowded bus, the sight of a chewing gum stuck onto our clothes freaks us out immediately. Despite our best efforts, getting it off our clothes is quite a hassle.

How amazing would it be, if we can get rid of that bubble gum completely in just a matter of five minutes? Don't worry; we do not suggest you to throw away your favorite denims just because of a sticky bubble gum. Here are some quick fixes to get your clothes gum-free.

(Precaution: Before you start the process, make sure you fold the cloth in such a manner that the bubble gum do not stick to other parts of the fabric.)

1. Freezing Method: It is the most convenient and fabric friendly method of getting the gum off your clothes if you are in no hurry. Put the contaminated cloth in a plastic bag and seal it. Place the bag in the freezer for about two hours. Take it out after two hours to find the sticky gum dried out completely. With a blunt knife or a butter knife, scratch the gum off the fabric. You will be able to peel off the gum easily. If you still see some stains of it, wash it under a running tap or treat it with your common detergent.

2. Hairspray: If you wish to accelerate the process, spray a good quantity of your hairspray on the affected portion. As the chemicals of the spray will act upon the gum, it will get hard immediately. Now, scratch it off with a blunt knife carefully.

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3. Lemon Juice: This magical kitchen ingredient works wonder in getting away with any sort of stains on clothes. Soak the piece of damaged cloth in lemon juice, scrape the gum with a blunt knife and get rid of the bubble gum in no time. To prevent any damage to the fabric of the cloth, make sure you do not leave the cloth soaked in lemon juice for a long time.

4. Vinegar: Boil some vinegar in a microwave or on a stove. Dip a toothbrush in it and rub it on the gum affected area of the cloth. Repeat the process until the gum leaves the cloth completely. Now wash it off in your regular detergent to get away with the foul smell of vinegar.

5. Duct Tape: Cut a piece of a duct tape and apply it on the gum. Do not stick it to the non-affected portion of the cloth as it might rip off the threads from the fabric. Now, pull off the duct tape to bring out the sticky gum from your clothes. Repeat the steps until the cloth gets gum-free.

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6. Ice cubes: If you do not have time to freeze your clothes, take two ice cubes. Place one below the affected area and another above it. Leave it for about 20-30 minutes. Once the sticky gum cools off, scrape it off with a butter knife.

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