How to Get Oatmeal Out of Carpet

Spilled oatmeal can gum up carpeting.
Spilled oatmeal can gum up carpeting. (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Oatmeal has a sticky, gummy consistency that can be difficult to remove from objects once it dries. When prepared oatmeal falls onto carpeting, the gooey liquid seeps into fibers and hardens into a tough paste. Remove spilled oatmeal from carpet using a few common cleaning supplies.

Things You'll Need

  • Spoon
  • White paper towel
  • Spray bottle
  • Soft cloth
  • Carpet cleaning solution

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Scoop up as much oatmeal as possible using a spoon, and dispose of it in a trash can.

Blot any remaining liquid with a white paper towel. If the oatmeal is already dry, spray it lightly with water.

Dab a soft cloth into carpet cleaning solution to clean any remaining stains. Blot the stain with the cloth until the stain goes away.

Spray the treated area with a small amount of water and cover the area with paper towels. Let the spot dry for several hours.


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