As parents know, having the kids at home more often comes with a lot of pros and cons. Pro: you have extra hands around the house to help with chores. Con: You have to hear about how those extra hands feel about more chores. Pro: you can do cool food & science projects. Con: after that science project, you have to learn how to get slime out of the carpet.
Whether you have or haven't put a lot of thought into your home's carpeting, having slime stains on your floor can look and feel pretty off-putting. Making the borax-based play stuff can be fun, but cleaning it up takes more than hydrogen peroxide or club soda.
How to Clean Slime Out of the Carpet
DIY slime is a cool creation for your kids to make out of borax cleaning products and a few other ingredients (glue, baking soda, hot water, etc.). Add food coloring, and voila: you have multiple shades of future carpet stains. Because excess slime will do what slime does: slide off the table and get stuck everywhere. So, how do you get it out? (Check out the video below if you don't think this stuff can be messy.)
There are many DIY clean-up options out there. A popular one suggests blotting your carpet fibers with a few cups of warm water, dish soap, and a dry towel, then using a butter knife as a scraper. Others recommend dabbing ice cubes on dried slime in your carpet fibers.
Unfortunately, homemade slime is often more heavy-duty than that. Elbow grease (and some high-powered cleaning solutions) are gonna be required. Luckily, some of the toughest carpet cleaners are natural options.
DIY + Goo & Adhesive Remover
White vinegar is a jack-of-all-trades for home pantries, so of course, it would be great at carpet cleaning. Not all vinegar is created the same, and Lucy's high level of acidity makes it an Amazon bestseller for a reason. The pH of Lucy's vinegar means it is a great solvent to hit that tricky slime spot.
Simply pour vinegar and a bit of liquid dish soap into a spray bottle and stir to combine. Then, dab it on a clean cloth, spread it over your upholstery, and hit it with a scrub brush. Any remaining slime will meet its match, especially when combined with rubbing alcohol.
If the step-by-step solution of vinegar and soap is not solving your problem, consider adding rubbing alcohol as a cleaning agent. The combo of Isopropyl and vinegar will dissolve fast but makes for a powerful cleaner with unique properties.
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If you're tired of DIY projects, then it might be time for a cleanser that doesn't require extra effort. Goo Gone is a crazy good solution for removing the stickiest, most trapped stains from carpets. Best of all, it comes with the added benefit of cleaning up much more than just slime. How to get slime out of the carpet? Goo Gone and a dry cloth are more the team-up of the century.