A chewed-up wad of bubble gum on your rug could really mess up your day. But you really don’t have to go through the trouble of scraping it to lift up the gum. The trick is to take a piece of duct tape and press it onto the gooey mess, then peel back the tape then discard. Repeat with a fresh piece of duct tape until the gum is gone. The super strong adhesive on the tape will latch on to the gum, quickly lifting any residue out of the rug’s fibers.