How to Make Starch

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Starch is useful in ironing, but only in limited amounts. Learn about making your own starch and other tips on laundry and clothing care in this free video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Iron Clothes
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There's lots of different pieces to the ironing puzzle. The one I'm going to show you today is spray starch. Now there's lots of spray starches that you can buy at the store, not to give away any brands or anything but, what I've done is I've gone ahead and made my own spray starch. You're probably wondering why spray starch? Why do you use spray starch? Well, spray starch is particularly good on things that, on clothes that need more structures, like a man's dress shirt per say. That, those are hard to get the wrinkles out and they need to look really pressed and really clean. So, now you can use any of the spray starches that you find in your grocery store but I've gone ahead and made my own spray starch. So, what I've done is I've gotten a spray bottle here, it could be any size, it could be smaller and I've taken 2 cups of water, just plain tap water. Then I've added 1 tablespoon of corn starch, any corn starch is fine that you get in the store. Then what I do is I shake it up, shake it really good, make sure all of the particles are loose. You don't want corn starch on your clothes, so give it a really good shake. Make sure it's good, everything is shaked in there. Make your solution really solvent and you're ready to go. Now that we've made our incredible homemade spray starch, I want to give you a cautionary warning here. Don't use too much of it. Now I don't know if you have ever worn something that's over starched, it's really uncomfortable. I did it once and my husband let me know, o.k, so there you go. Use it sparingly, it is your friend, but use it sparingly. O.k, so now that you have your starch, you're ready to get ironing, so let's go.

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