If you are anything like me, slime has consumed my life for the last year. I have cleaned it out of everything from clothes, hair and carpets. Last night I was up at 2 am cleaning a 3lb tub of blue slime that tipped over in my daughters room while she was asleep. While I was cleaning up this huge, blue, gooey mess – I realized more parents would like to know what to in these situations.
The solution is VINEGAR! Yep, just plain old white vinegar.
HOW TO GET SLIME OUT OF CARPET – dried or wet
The easiest way to get slime out of carpet is with warm water and vinegar. Add warm water to a bucket with vinegar. It should be about 2/3 vinegar to 1/3 warm water. Use a soft brush to loosen the slime up from the carpet. Then use a clean, dry towel or paper towel to blot it dry. If it doesn’t all come up the first time, repeat the process. Then once dry, vacuum.
HOW TO GET SLIME OUT OF CLOTHES
Pull as much of the slime off of the clothes as possible, set it aside while you fill a sink or bucket with warm water. Pour vinegar onto the remaining slime on clothes and then put it into the warm water. You can then work more on getting any slime residue in the warm water. Rinse in the warm water or toss in the laundry with your normal load.
HOW TO GET SLIME OUT OF HAIR
If there is a big clump of slime, try to take out as much as you can without ripping hair out. You can either have your child sit with their head over the sink but I prefer they sit in the tub since it may a few tries of vinegar and warm water. You will need to wash their hair with the warm water and vinegar. It might take a few tries to get it out. Or even several tries, depending on how badly they have wound it in their hair. Once it’s mostly out, you can put conditioner in and use a comb to get any remaining slime strands. You can then dry off the hair and brush it through to make sure you got all of it out!
While getting slime out of the carpet, hair, clothes, and more isn’t fun…the idea that kids are exploring, playing and not on their devices is awesome!! Do you have any other tips on how to get slime out of clothes? Has this happened to you too? What was your initial reaction?