When a piece of chewing gum gets stuck in the fibers of carpet or on your favorite piece of clothing, resist the urge to pick at it or try to pull it out of the fabric. Instead, let the gum dry out, then place a freezer pack or ice cubes (in a plastic bag) on top for 20 minutes to freeze and harden it. The consistency will change from sticky and chewy to rock-hard, and it'll be easy to scrape off. Use a credit card, dull knife or even your fingers to scrape it clean.
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