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How to Get Slime Out of a Blanket Using Household Items

how to get slime out of a blanket

Slime became a trendy fidgeting toy recently. This toy for both children and adults is fun until it gets messy. At times it can get incredibly annoying to find the gooey slime where it should not be, for example, on your blanket or sheets. There is no need to look further for how to get slime out of a blanket; it’s right here. Fortunately, there are ways to get slime out of a blanket using everyday household items.

Using Vinegar

The first everyday household item you can use to remove slime off a blanket is vinegar. Vinegar is multipurpose not only when it comes to food but also in cleaning.

Step 1: Scrape off Excess Slime

Remove as much of the slime as possible. You can use scratch paper, a metal spoon, or a rubber spatula to scrape off the slime.

Step 2: Apply Vinegar

Spray or dab vinegar on the area where there is slime and leave it for 10 minutes. Using vinegar will break down the slime, meaning you will not be able to salvage it, but you will be able to save your blanket.

It will also help if you freeze the slime using ice cubes first. It will not seep into the blanket any more than you would want.

Step 3: Wash Away the Slime and Vinegar.

The vinegar should not stay longer than 10 minutes on the blanket. If it does, then you will have to deal with another stain.

Use a damp paper towel to wipe away the slime and absorb the vinegar to wash away the vinegar. Repeat the application and wash out the vinegar if necessary until the slime is completely dissolved.

Using Dishwashing Soap

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Yes, the following item is dishwashing soap. You might be thinking, “How to get slime out of a blanket using dishwashing soap?”. Let me tell you how.

Step 1: Prepare your Cleaning Solution

In a bowl or bucket (however much you need), pour warm water and add a generous amount of dish soap. You want the solution to get soapy.

Step 2: Scrub the Slime off

Dip a paper towel or a throwaway cloth in the solution and use that to scrub off the slime from the blanket until it’s spotless. Using ice cubes to freeze the slime before scrubbing it off may also aid in removing the slime.

Do not worry about the dish soap damaging your blanket. It is gentle on fabrics but is highly effective in removing unwanted debris, germs, and bacteria.

Step 3: Rinse the Blanket

Once all the slime is removed, rinse the blanket by placing the area under running water. If you do not mind getting the whole blanket wet, you might as well wash the entire thing.

Using Laundry Detergent

The following common cleaning item you can use is laundry detergent. Choose the laundry detergent that you usually use to clean your blanket or one that does not cause an adverse reaction.

Step 1: Place the Blanket Over a Sink

No, you will not be using the washing machine for this one. To lessen the risk of the slime sticking to other parts of the blanket, it is better to use your hands. Get your blanket over a sink or a bucket. You need a space where some detergent and slime could fall without causing a mess.

Step 2: Scrub the Slime off

Get a cap full of laundry detergent and pour it over the slime. Similar to step 2 of using dishwashing soap, scrub off the slime using a damp paper towel or throwaway cloth.

Like vinegar, the laundry detergent will break down the slime, but it will not cause a stain even if left on the blanket for long. If needed, use more of it and scrub the blanket until all the slime is gone.

Step 3: Rinse the Blanket

Gently rinse the blanket using warm water with your hands. Once you are satisfied with the outcome, you can throw it in the dryer.

How to Get Slime Out of Sheets

If the slime got on your bed sheet too, there is no need to search long to know how to get slime out of sheets. You can use the procedures above.

Removing slime off bedsheets should take less time as bed sheets are generally thinner than blankets.

Conclusion

Getting slime on your blankets and sheets is not the end of them. I hope you can use one of the procedures above. If not, at least you know how to get slime out of a blanket and a bedsheet if you need it in the future. Although you will not be able to save all the slime, you will be able to clean your blankets and sheets without leaving a trace of that gooey, sticky toy.