How to get slime out of your carpet is easier than you think. This craze isn’t going away despite my wish for the fad to disappear. Instead of fighting the current, I’ve had to figure out how to combat stains in my home and came up with some real solutions that I just had to share.
How do you get slime out of your carpet? First remove the excess slime off your carpet. Then apply the homemade cleaner solution listed below, scrub and blot, and finally use a vacuum to help dry the spot.
When you see your child picking up slime, do you get into a panic like me? I’m always aware of where they are standing! The sticky goo is the stuff of nightmares. Everyone loves to talk about the benefits of slime – stress relief, motor skills improvement, etc. – but it’s natural to start wondering if those advantages are worth it when you are trying to get the goo out of your child’s hair, clothes, and other surfaces for the 100th time. LOL!
Either way, don’t despair! There’s no reason to ban slime from your house for good. You can still let your children enjoy these stretchy, squishy little things. Here is a simple method using which you’ll be able to get the slime out of carpets quickly and easily.
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Step 1. Get rid of the excess slime
Once you find some colorful goo on your carpet, the first thing you’ll need to do is to remove as much slime as possible. You can use your fingers or a spatula, or a small knife.
Step 2. Apply cleaning solution
There are many different homemade solutions you can use to clean the slime from your carpet. The most common is a combination of:
- vinegar plus water
- vinegar plus baking soda
- dish soap
- rubbing alcohol
Be sure to use what you have on hand. You can also consider using spray bottle cleaning solutions from the drug store.
Step 3. Scrub gently
Your cleaning solution should break the slime down and make the rest of the goo loosen. Use a scrubbing brush or a spoon to get the gook out of your carpet.
Step 4. Blot
Blot the area of your carpet with a paper towel or just a clean dry hand towel. At this point, the slime on your carpet should remove completely. If so, move to step 5. If there is some left, repeat the steps from 2 to 4.
Step 5. Use a vacuum or spot cleaner
Once the area you were cleaning from goo is dry, use a vacuum or spot cleaner for a final touch. It’ll remove any tiny bits of slime still clinging to the carpet fibers. All done! Congrats, now your carpet looks like it’s never been in contact with any sticky slime.
Will apple cider vinegar get slime out of the carpet?
Yes, you can use apple cider vinegar instead of the white one; it’ll be just as effective. The ratio of the cleaning solution is ⅔ cup of apple cider vinegar and ⅓ warm water. Follow the steps above to remove slime.
How do you get slime food coloring out of carpet?
If you use vinegar or rubbing alcohol to get rid of slime, it should take care of color stains left behind from the slime, but if after scrubbing you still find residue, consider a standard carpet cleaner like Oxiclean. Leave it on for 1-5 minutes, blot gently, and rinse properly.
How do you remove dried slime?
I’ve got good news and bad news for you. The good news is, the process of removing dried slime is almost the same as cleaning the wet one. It will just take longer.
Everything starts the same – you get rid of the excess slime with your fingers. After that, you can either use ice cubes to freeze the goo or apply diluted vinegar. Either way, you need to let it sit for 10-15 minutes. After the slime is soaked, use paper towels to wipe up the slime, rinse with hot water, pat it dry, and then vacuum.
Playing with slime on a carpet seems like a bad idea, but it’s not a mess you cannot fix. With this method, you don’t have to panic the next time your kid drops this gooey neon green substance on your white carpet. Perhaps, it’ll change your view on slime so much that you’ll start enjoying it yourself.