How to clean up slime
A Slime Tsunami has hit as kids mix up buckets of slime and stick their goop-covered fingers all over the house. The science of making slime is so hot right now, the hashtag, #slime, has 9.4 million posts on Instagram and if you search slime on youtube, you find millions of videos about how to make the squishy stuff.
Whether it’s “fluffy” slime, “clear” slime or “cloud” slime, moms in your community and across the nation are overwhelmed scraping the gunky residue off carpet, clothes and furniture.
Just in time for the final clean sweep of summer, local experts with Two Maids & A Mop whipped up three magic formulas to wipe up the goo for good.
TWO MAIDS & A MOP’S SECRET TO GET SLIME OUT OF CARPET: warm water + vinegar
- Remove any excess slime you can pull away
- Soak the area with white vinegar + warm water for about five minutes, but don’t let the vinegar totally evaporate
- Loosen with a soft bristle brush
- Pat and dry the area with a paper towel, no scrubbing!
- Allow to dry, then vacuum area to remove any leftover slime residue
TWO MAIDS & A MOP’S SECRET TO GET SLIME OUT OF YOUR CLOTHES: ice cube + patience
- Remove as much slime from the piece of clothing as possible
- Use ice cube to “freeze” off what is left on fabric
- Scrap off any remaining slime, if possible
- Dab a little laundry detergent into the stains, it can sit for about 10 minutes
- Put stained clothing in a large dishpan with about 2 gallons of hot water, let soak for a half hour
- Put clothing in washing machine then AIR DRY
TWO MAIDS & A MOP’S SECRET TO GET SLIME OFF FURNITURE FABRIC: Damp cloth + TLC
- Don’t try to press down to scrub slime off your furniture
- Do blot it with a damp cloth. You want to lift the stain out of the fabric, not cram it into the fabric
- Don’t use hot or cold tap water
Do use distilled water to avoid mineral deposits