Some home remedies for removing chewing gum include wrapping an ice cube in a rag and applying it to the chewing gum. People can also rub cooking oil, peanut butter or mayonnaise on gum and gently work it free.
Gum stuck to a rug is easily removable with heat from a hair dryer. If gum is stuck to clothing or other fabric, place the item in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours. Then, use a butter knife to crack it off. Remove gum stuck on shoes by working sand into the sticky residue and rubbing it off with a stick.