Making slime is an endlessly entertaining activity for kids and a perfect way to keep them busy during the Summer. But what happens when their afternoon fun becomes an impending laundry disaster? Well, it might seem like the DIY craft would require some serious effort to remove from clothes, but luckily it's easier than we thought! Ahead, find a couple of tips and tricks for getting rid of slime stains quickly and efficiently.
Grab an Ice Cube
Getting rid of slime can be as easy as opening your freezer. No, really! According to Dr. Laundry, you should first scrape the slime off of clothing and then freeze any remaining gooey globs with an ice cube. Once the slime is frozen, scrape away as much as possible (without forcing the fabric) before pretreating it with liquid laundry detergent and letting it sit for 10 minutes. Then, place the clothing item in a large plastic container filled with two gallons of hot water. The fabric should soak for 30 minutes and then be placed in the washing machine for a regular cycle. Don't forget to air-dry once it's done!
If you have white vinegar on hand, Lifehack shared a tip that will make your cleaning that much easier. Once again, scrape away whatever slime you can before soaking the stained area with white vinegar. Allow the fabric to sit for five minutes, without letting the vinegar evaporate. Afterwards, simply rinse the clothing item in warm water and wash as normal.