8 Household Uses for Flour

1172840_19531377We think of using flour as the main ingredient in most baked goodies but Flour is not only used in the kitchen anymore. Below I have listed 8 ways to use flour around the house.

  1. Put Out a Grease Fire – If grease spills on your burners, turn off the burners and grab your flour pour it on the fire, before it gets out of hand. The flour will smother the fire out. It makes a mess though and you will have to clean your stove after wards.
  2. Clean Playing Cards – When those queens are looking gray, put them in a plastic bag with a half-cup of flour. Shake for a minute. Remove the cards, and shuffle the deck a few times over the sink to clear.
  3. Unstick a Lid – Have a plastic container that closes a little too tightly for your taste? Dip the container edge in flour to prevent sticking.
  4. Clean Heavy White Fabrics – Spot-clean white canvas, leather, faux leather, vinyl and even curtains by rubbing flour into the dirt lines, then brushing clean.
  5. Mix up Some Glue – Whip up craft glue for kids by mixing 1 part flour with 3 parts water. Boil, stirring, until it becomes a paste; store in the fridge.
  6. Make Clay – Knead together 1 cup water, 3 cups flour and 1 tsp vegetable oil. Add food color. To store, moisten and wrap it in plastic, and put in the fridge.
  7. Restore the original soft glow of a stainless steel sink – Buff the dry sink with a little flour and a clean cloth. Rinse and dry the sink.
  8. Send ants packing with a line of flour along the rear of pantry shelves – Sprinkle a little flour wherever ants are seen entering the house, too.

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