How to remove SLIME!

Now that you made slime it’s probably all over the carpet and your kids clothing, right? Well have no fear! There is an easy solution to removing slime….

VINEGAR!

Simply saturate slime with vinegar and wipe away!

Clothing

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First remove excess slime from clothing.

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Saturate with vinegar. Soak for a few minutes. Then run warm water over the area. Wash like normal.

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Carpet

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Remove excess slime.

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Pour vinegar on slime. If slime is already dried out let the vinegar soak for a few minutes until the slime has softened. Wipe with a towel and like magic…it’s gone!

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~Em

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82 responses »

  1. Thank you for the vinegar tip! I just found that my son’s slime leaked all over the inside of my purse — an organizer purse, no less. I was pulling my hair out, but the vinegar worked like a charm!

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! My kids got green slime on my jacket sleeve over a year ago (a lightweight, cotton jacket) and I didn’t know it. When I washed my jacket I inadvertently set the slime into the fabric and the dryer hardened it. Once I discovered it I quit wearing the jacket and almost threw it away, until I started looking for solutions on the web and found your site! I have to say, I was skeptical at first because of how stuck on and dried the slime was (it was in the closet for a year) but the key for me was saturation. I made sure to really soak the vinegar into the dried slime and then used a razor blade to gently scrape it off once it moistened. It came up in chunks and didn’t damage my jacket. I’m so thrilled that I saved my jacket! Thanks again!

  3. My kids have got a blue/green slime onto my beige coloured roller blinds, would anyone know if vinegar will work for this too?
    Thanks in advance – D

  4. Oh, my goodness! I cannot thank you enough for posting this! My mom made my daughter a little knitted minion toy- within one hour she had covered it in slime. I was about to try washing it but was worried it would just make it worse. Thankfully, this was the first search result on Google, and as I use vinegar for many other cleaning purposes, I knew your suggestion would be best. You saved this gift!!

  5. Thanks for the info. Unfortunately it doesn’t work on red slime. But red is also the worst of all colors to stain. After trying the vinegar 3x I went to Resolve, which lightened the stain to pink. As long as you aren’t looking for the stain you don’t notice it so I’m calling it a win

    • Do you know if this vinegar trick works on bed sheets also? Because my daughter spilled some purple slime on her sheets and she felt really bad about it!

  6. I just made slime with my kids today and they left some on the couch and it was stuck on there like super glue, your awesome for posting this!! $

  7. Thanks for sharing. Great solution. My son’s shoes my daughters backpack and her favorite teddy were covered In slime. Just glad that there is a solution out there.

  8. I was wondering if someone would post about the magic of distilled white vinegar removing slime from clothing. So when I saw this post I had to add my find today. I saw videos of baby wipes and rubbing alcohol but then it dawned on me to try vinegar since it’s also used for so many things. My son received a goo slime toy from a party and accidentally got it all over the front of his brand new Under Armer shorts, ugh. I thought I was gonna have to throw them out but I was so amazed after trying so many different things that placing the shorts under running cold water and pouring the vinegar on the spot and rubbing the material together while under water…it was magic!!!! All of it came out and the pieces just rolled off and disapated.

  9. My son dropped some green slime in my car and it is in the floor broad carpet. Which with the crazy heat in North Carolina it is hard as a rock. Will this work.

  10. FYI, if you use food coloring in your slime, after dissolving glue and starch with vinegar, oxyclean works to remove the residual food coloring on carpet.

  11. Thank you so much for this! My son and sister made some slime and put it ziploc bags. Well my son left his on the floor and my 6 month old played with it and the bag popped open. I was so worried it wasn’t going to come out of my sons clothes or my carpet becuase we rent but I did this and my hubby didn’t think it was going to work. Omg it worked amazing! Still don’t know about some in the house though lol.

  12. Had slime dried on a wall, couldn’t ‘saturate it’ very well but after some scrubbing, it came off. Thanks! (Goo Gone did not work)

  13. Amazing. Daughter made green slime. It spilled onto the shag carpet and sat all night until noticed. Wet sticky goo soaked into the carpet. THE VINEGAR WORKED! It was like magic. We poured it on and sopped it up with a towel. After 15 minutes it was all gone. Thank you so much!!

  14. Wow I am completely amazed. Came home to purple slime in my carpet and I panicked. I found your post and am totally saved, No color residual at all.

  15. Me and my friend made this slime and when I was putting it away I sat in the rest of it. My pants are full of it. My dad suggested to put a plastic bag over it and iron on plastic bag so it would stick. Do you think this would work??

  16. Thank you for this post! My daughter’s bear has been saved from green, gooey, slime thanks to vinegar! Absolutely amazing how quickly and how well it worked!

  17. Thanks for this! I accidentally got slime on my clothes and floor. Does any vinegar work? Like red wine for example? Please reply quickly

  18. Thank you for this! The 4 year old I nanny for made snowball slime at school, it came home in a baggie, and oozed all over my front seat. Nothing I tried helped, finally Googled and poof, here you are! It was like magic, put it on a cloth, wiped the cloth over my black fabric seat, and it was like it never happened. Amazing! Thanks, again!

  19. borax and glue mixture With water= slim. Already wash the hat in washer an use oxi clean. Will this work for that type of slime mixture ??!!!

  20. Thank you! My daughter made slime for the first time and it was safely put away before bed. She likes to make a bed on the floor of my bedroom on the weekends sometimes, so I thought I hear a funny sound. Sure enough, she had gotten the slime back out to play with. We went to bed with it, again, safely put away. Ha! She had no idea that she had dropped a big blob of it. We woke up to slime in her blankets (one big one and four smaller ones), a doll blanket, a doll dress and two small spots on the carpet! Yes, she’s a wild sleeper. After an hour of cleaning up slime, it appears to have come out of all surfaces. There’s no staining or fading on any of the surfaces! Thank you for sharing this wonderful trick!

  21. my niece brought some slime to my house and put it on my bed and I had no idea, so when I lay down for a rest in my favorite wool sweater I had no I idea it was there. I felt the slime soak through my shirt AND sweater before I even noticed. I got te slime out of my bed and the shirt, however, I’m scared this tip will destroy my sweater even more??

    • You can try it on a small area of the sweater. Is the sweater machine washable? I have used vinegar in homemade fabric softener so I don’t think it would destroy it if is washable.

  22. Thank you, thank you, thank you! My teen daughter had spilled slime on her most prized possession (a team jacket embroidered with key events). She let it harden and thought it was ruined. But minutes after I found your post, it’s good as new!

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