This is the third in a series of articles about clever ways you can save money using corn starch. Before enlightening you with another list, let’s take a look at how some things used to be done in the past.
Do you recall the days when most shirts, blouses and pillow cases were starched – those endless hours of ironing with the assistance of spray starch, which tended to discolor the bottom of the iron after a bit? Many a shirt or blouse was scorched by a female teen trying to dry a spot that became drenched with too much starch while distracted by the handsome men on Dark Shadows.
Possibly the worst scenario was the poor Navy wife attempting to starch her husband’s dress white uniforms the night before the commanding officer was coming for inspection. Every single crease had to be perfectly straight – no creases allowed. If one was to get ironed in, the uniform had to be rewashed and the process began again. What a happy day it was when that Navy couple could finally afford to at least send the dress whites to the cleaners!
That brings us to the beginning of this list: pressing concerns.