5 Ways to Boost Your Laundry Power

Make a Spray Starch

If you love the crisp, clean look of starch on your clothes, but your wallet doesn't leave much room for such a luxury, worry not! You don't have to go to the dry cleaners or buy any expensive sprays just to get crisp clothes.

You can make your own quick spray starch at home by slowly adding 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons wheat starch to 1 cup cold water. Stir until all of the starch is dissolved and then pour the mixture into a clean spray bottle. Use it as needed to spray fabrics lightly when you iron them.

Adapted from "101 Old-Time Country Household Hints," © 2008 Publications International, Ltd.