1. Window cleaner.
For a nice polish on your windows, mix a little cornstarch with
ammonia and water.
2. Roach killer. Mix
with plaster of Paris (half and half) and sprinkle behind appliances
or cupboards. The pests will petrify’ once they ingest the
3. Knot detangler. To
help untie a stubborn knot, sprinkle it with a little cornstarch.
4. Glove skid. Sprinkle
cornstarch inside your rubber gloves—they’ll be much easier to put
on and take off.
5. Pastry aid. Before
rolling out pastry dough, sprinkle the board and rolling pin with
cornstarch—it’s tasteless and cleans up easily.
6. Pet shampoo. To
remove dirt and add fluff without bathing, rub cornstarch into your
pet’s coat, then comb and brush out.
7. Baby powder. Apply
sparingly when diapering a baby.