Monday, November 26, 2012


Sure cornstarch is great for thickening gravy and making perfect puddings, but did you know it can help clean silver and freshen carpets?

Cornstarch is great silver cleaner. Mix up a paste of cornstarch and water and use a soft cloth to spread it over your silver. Let it dry and then buff the piece to a shine. 

Dingy carpets? Sprinkle cornstarch over the surface and let it sit for a half hour or so. Then vacuum the carpet well. The starch will draw out odors and dirt so it cleans and freshens in one quick step! 

Out of spray starch for the ironing? Mix a tablespoon of cornstarch into a pint of water in a spray bottle. Shake it well and then spray on your clothes it works just as well as it's expensive counterparts!

If your playing cards have become sticky, pop them into a paper bag and sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of cornstarch. Shake it up and then dump the bag onto a towel. Wipe the cards down and all of the stickiness will be gone! 

Just a few ways cornstarch can help around your house!  

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