Monday, July 22, 2013

Success! Removing Gum from the Carpet

I had an ick moment today.  It was gum.

I think one of the kids stepped into someone's gum at the grocery store and brought it into the backseat of the van.  Somehow I managed to step in it, too, and take it into the driver's side floor mat and grind it in.

Want to see a close up?

Ick, ick, ick.  It was a lot worse but I was able to peel some of it off with my fingers.  I then washed my hands very, very well.  Again, ick.

I wasn't sure what to do.  I haven't had much luck with commercial products getting gum out but I had this stuff in the cabinet that I thought I'd try first.

Guess what?!?!?

This stuff was amazing!  I squirted it on and waited a few minutes.  I then took an old washcloth and rubbed it.  The gum balled up and brushed right off.  Am I thrilled?  Yes!!! 

I have to say I'm impressed with Goo Gone!  I didn't have high hopes. . . I bought it to get off some stubborn labels and it didn't work.  This stuff has been sitting in my cupboard for a year or so where I banished it after it failed.  I'm glad I didn't toss it!

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