How to Use Cornstarch for Cleaning
Cornstarch is not only a great nutrient, but also a valuable helper for the domestic cleaning chores. When you use it for this purpose, you don’t have to worry about how many calories it has, whether it contains gluten or genetically modified organisms, if it is a certified organic product and so on. You just need to buy a packet of fine cornstarch and you are ready to make your home sparkle.
Some of the flat cleaning chores will be much easier to complete, thanks to this useful product:
Clean Greasy Stains off Upholstery
Every good housewife knows that when a greasy stain appears, it should be cleaned as soon as possible. If you have the same problem, pour enough cornstarch so it will cover the stain completely. Let it stay like this for 12 hours and then hoover the remains of the cornstarch or brush it off. In this way you can save a lot of time and effort for cleaning the whole carpet or upholstery of the sofa.
Clean Tarnished Silverware
Make a thick paste by mixing cornstarch with water. Dip the tarnished silverware and silver jewellery in it and then rinse them with warm water. Let the silver items dry completely and then buff them with cotton towel. If this method doesn’t work, here you can find more tips on how to clean silver.
Clean Blood Stains
Perhaps you are familiar with the fact that the best way to clean blood stains is to use cold water. This time you can add cornstarch to the cold water and create a paste from the two ingredients. Don’t wash the stain with it, but rather smear it over the problem area. Dry the stained fabric on direct sunlight, because it helps the cornstarch absorb the blood. If you are not satisfied with the results, you can repeat the procedure.
Save Books from Mould
If one of your favourite books got wet by accident, don’t wait until the mould appears – take preventive measures before it is too late. Sprinkle the damaged pages with cornstarch and after several hours remove the product with brush or a hair-dryer.