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- Apply cornstarch to grease stains on fabric and leave for 12 hours. Remove and wash as normal.
- Dissolve 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a pint of water. Add to a spray bottle for an all natural alternative to spray starch.
- A paste of cornstarch and water can be used to clean silver.
- Sprinkle cornstarch on your carpet and wait 30 minutes then vacuum.
- Sprinkle cornstarch on stuffed animals to clean. Brush off after about 30 minutes.
- Use a little cornstarch on a buffing rag to shine your car.
- Sprinkle cornstarch on grease stains on leather and let sit overnight. Brush away.
- Mix one teaspoon cornstarch with one teaspoon soap. Add to one gallon of water. Use this mixture to clean your windows.
- A thick paste of cornstarch and water can be applied to crayon marks on your walls. Apply paste and allow to dry completely. Then just wipe away.
- Mix cornstarch 3 to 1 with water to form a paste. Use as a substitute for a soft scrub type product. This can be used to clean stove tops, hoods, etc.
- Remove grease spots from wallpaper by applying a thick paste of corn starch and water. Allow to dry then brush away.
- After polishing your wood furniture, add a small amount of cornstarch and buff. This will make a great shine.
- Remove soap scum with a mixture of 1 cup vinegar, 1 tablespoon corn starch, and 2 tablespoons dish detergent.
- Make a paste with equal parts cornstarch and baking soda then adding water. Apply to upholstery and allow to dry completely. Brush away.
- Mix 2 teaspoons cornstarch with 1/4 cup baking soda and a few drops of essential oil for scent. Add a little to the dryer for a alternative fabric softener.
- For mold and mildew stains, mix 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of water.
- Apply cornstarch to books or papers that have gotten wet to absorb water and prevent mildew.
- Scrub your pots and pans with a bit of cornstarch to bring back the shine.
- Apply a bit of corn starch to knots to loosen.
- Clean urine stains by applying a thick paste of corn starch and water. Allow to dry completely then brush or vacuum away.
- Stains on fabrics (blood, ink, scorch marks, etc) can often be removed by applying a thick paste of corn starch and water to the area. Allow to dry then remove.
- Sprinkle cornstarch in between squeaky floor boards to eliminate the noise.
- Sprinkle cornstarch in shoes to absorb perspiration and odors.
- Put cornstarch on driveway stains and allow to sit overnight. Wash away.
- Apply a small amount to face to control oil.
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