Gum in the clothes
Yesterday, my husband took me to the very first Super Target I've ever been to. It was pretty exciting, since I am a large fan of Normal Sized Target. While we were there, we were checking out the clearance items. I picked up an item that we wanted, and hefted it onto my hip for easy carrying. Moments later, to my dismay, we discovered that gum was stretching between my shirt and the bottom of the box. Some idiot had stuck their gum on the bottom of the box! My favorite tank top was ruined! (Or so I thought). This afternoon, I used my Google-fu and did a search on what one does when gum gets into one's clothing. I read about freezing and shattering it, which I am too impatient to do. So I tried the other suggestion I found: heating vinegar in the microwave, pouring it on the gum and clothing, and wiping it off. Seemed easy, cheap, and wouldn't make me wait for an hour. So I tried it and, lo and behold, it worked like a charm. I used the soft side of our kitchen sponge and wiped gently; it came off so easily! Thought I would pass the tip along. I'm pretty convinced by now that vinegar is the miracle cure for everything.