Aug 23, 2011
Just came across an article extolling the virtues of corn starch for many things. Pat a thick layer of it on grease stains or spills in leather or fabric furniture, or even on grease stains from things like pizza on wooden tables. On the furniture, let it sit for a few hours or overnight and sweep or vacuum it off. Cheap alternative to those other stain removers. One of the more common uses is to sprinkle on the carpet and vacuum it up. Corn starch takes out dirt and many smells from the carpet. Not many iron at home like they used to, but if you need a touch up, put a tablespoon of cornstarch in a pint of water and use is as a spray starch.