This is rude, crude and socially unacceptable, but if you repurpose you will come across some pretty unexpected things, and not all pleasant!
I bought some really cool retro school chairs, and when we were loading them up I felt the gum on the bottom of the chair. I offered my son $10. to scrape and clean, and he said it wasn't worth it. He said to just get a can of liquid nitrogen. I wonder how he knew this?
So yesterday when it was a sunny, beautiful winter day with the high of 20 degree's, I asked my darling husband to help me haul all the chairs out doors, and low and behold, the gum came right off with a little scrapping. So yes, this cold weather is good for something!