Gum is not allowed in our house. I know this makes me a mean mom, but my kids won't keep it in their mouths, and therefore it ends up on random things in my home. Unfortunately I didn't realize that some of the suckers my kids got for Halloween had gum in them, and what did we end up with...yep...gum on random things in my home. Want to know how to get it out?
Hair and skin
The best way to get it out of hair or off of skin is to use peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter. Something about the oil in peanut butter makes the stickiness of gum go away and it breaks it down so it can be removed.
Carpet, furniture, cloth, etc.
Peanut butter also works on these things, BUT you don't want to use it unless you can wash the item with hot soapy water and then rinse all of the soap out. If you can't wash the item afterwards, then the next best option is to use an ice cube and freeze the gum. Then you have to slowly pick it out. It does take a while, so go slow and be patient. You would hate to hurry through it and end up hurting the item you are trying to save.
You can also use peanut butter on stickers where the paper pulls up but the sticky stays behind or on the left over stickiness of a Band-Aid.
I hope none of you ever have to use this information. If you do, send me a comment and tell me about it. We can commiserate together!