If you live alone, you might wind up with an occasional stain on your clothes, furniture or carpets. If you have a spouse, kids and/or pets, though, the stains tend to multiply in a hurry. You could invest in expensive commercial stain removers that are only designed to handle one thing, such as carpets. A much better idea, though, is just to break out the corn starch.
Corn starch is great at removing grease stains from fabrics, carpets or even walls. Just sprinkle it on, wait, and then brush it off. How long to wait depends on the size of the job. It could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours to take effect.
Another thing that corn starch is great at is removing blood stains. So, if you have kids or pets that tend to get scratched up, give this a try. Just take the clothing that has been stained and put a paste made of water and corn starch on it. Put the object outside in the sun, or at least inside in an area that gets lots of sunlight.
Once it’s dry, brush it off. You might have to repeat the process a few times, but it should work quickly, depending on how long the stain had to set in the first place. That same process will work great on scorch marks left by an iron. So, don’t sacrifice your favorite clothes to the trash can when ironing accidents happen. Just get out the corn starch and breath a sigh of relief.