Household Uses For Cornstarch

Home and Garden - Kitchen
By: nrichford    
26-Dec-2010

Introduction:Cornstarch is often overlooked when it comes to quick fixes for household problems, but this inexpensive product can solve common problems quickly and easily.

  • 01

    Use Cornstarch As Dry Pet Shampoo

    If the in-laws are visiting and you don't have time to bath dog, use cornstarch as a dry shampoo. Simply sprinkle it over his fur and brush it out with a pet brush. This fluffs up his fur until you have time to give him a proper bath.

  • 02

    Use Constarch to Undo Knots

    When Jr. needs help undoing those stubborn knots in his shoelaces, sprinkle the knot with cornstarch. It will loosen the knot making it easier to untie.

  • 03

    Use Cornstarch to Clean Stuffed Animals

    For large stuffed animals, sprinkle cornstarch liberally over the surface and allow to set for 5 to 10 minutes. Brush away the cornstarch with a soft brush. For small stuffed animals add a few to a plastic back. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cornstarch into the bag and shake. Brush to remove the cornstarch.

  • 04

    Use Cornstarch to Remove Scorch Marks on Fabric

    Remove scorch marks from fabric caused by an overheated iron by wetting the area and sprinkling cornstarch over it. Allow to dry and brush away the cornstarch restoring the fabric to its original condition.

  • 05

    Use Cornstarch to Separate Stuck Marshmallows

    If your bag of marshmallow is tuck together in one big clump, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of cornstarch to the bag and shake. The cornstarch absorbs moisture and the marshmallows separate.




Final Thoughts

Keep a box of cornstarch on hand for these quick household remedies.


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