It’s a sticky dilemma: What do you do when the Double Bubble lands on your living room carpet? While your natural reaction might be to blow up at the gum chewer in the family, be sweet instead and follow these tips. You’ll be out of this mess in no time.
Scrape away as much of the gum as you can using a spatula or spoon (to protect carpet fibers).
Vacuum or brush away loose pieces.
Rub the remaining gum with a plastic bag filled with ice until the gum is frozen.
Chip away the frozen gum fragments using a spatula or spoon.
Dissolve any final traces of the stuff by dabbing with a small amount of dry-cleaning fluid. Blot.
Blot on a detergent solution of 1/4 tsp. mild dishwashing liquid and 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml) warm water.