Ironing is one of those chores that most put on the back burner until. It is a tiring job if it is left till the laundry basket is overflowing. Most items can be ironed with just steam to remove all the wrinkles but others require a little more help to get them pressed out. That is when we reach for the aerosol can of spray starch. Now we can still starch certain items without the expense of canned starch from the stores. Homemade spray starch is easy to make in your own kitchen for pennies. One can save a lot of money making their own spray starch instead of buying bottles and cans every month.
As we all know aerosol cans aren’t good for the environment. The less of these we use the better. Here we can also re-purpose an empty spray bottle. Now there will also be one less plastic bottle in the recycling bin because it now has a new and useful purpose. It will hold your spray starch and is easy to use with the trigger pump. Now whenever you need to starch a shirt you will know exactly how much is on hand, something you can’t judge with an aerosol can and be ready to get though that laundry basket of clothes that need ironing.
Homemade spray starch recipe
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- ½ cup of water
- 1 spray bottle
- In a medium sized sauce pan mix together the cornstarch and the water.
- Heat on a medium flame until the starch solution is smooth and transparent. (Do not boil!) Keep a whisk handy to stir up any lumps that might form.
- Once the homemade starch is done heating and is mixed just right remove the pan from the stove and set aside to cool.
- After the starch is cooled transfer it to a clean spray bottle.
- Enjoy the savings!
Iron maintenance is very important and easy: Check out the list to find out all the extra how-to tips necessary when using an iron.
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