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Six Amazing Uses for Flour You Never Knew Existed

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  1. Mary Kirwan says:

    Thank’s for the great tips! I had no clue about ants or cleaning my sink with it! Am going to have to try these!!

  2. Carol says:

    We used cornstarch instead of flour to make playing cards get their slip back!

  3. Jan says:

    ENTER YOUR COMMENT HEREputting flour in the sink and adding water will give you paste!

  4. David Cresap says:

    YOUR COMMENT HERE If you burn your hand or fingers while you are cooking. Stick your hand in a bag of flour and the pain will go away almost immediately.

  5. Steve says:

    Because it is bleached and hence has bleach in it is that why it works?

  6. Oneil Long says:

    I keep a bag of outdated flour in my in my work shop to use when putting on latex gloves. I just dip my hands into the bag of flour then put the gloves on. It sure makes putting those gloves on much easier.

  7. If you have a burn put four on it for a few minutes and the redness and pain will be gone.

  8. Frances Coombs says:

    ENTER YOUR COMMENT HEREmake a paste to use for wallpaper

  9. Sharon Briggs says:

    ENTER YOUR COMMENT HERE
    If you drop an egg sprinkle with flour… then its easier to clean up

  10. Reem Ossama says:

    I also rub it on raw chicken inside and outside before cooking it ,to take out any smell .

  11. Annie says:

    Can flour be used to shine up a dull bathtub??

  12. Lynnie says:

    Also works well to clot your pet’s nails if you happen to cut the quicks. Doesn’t sting like styptic powder. :)

  13. Peggie says:

    These look good with the exception of the sink. I would not want to wash that into my septic tank or pipes.

  14. Rose says:

    Sprinkle flour over a greasy pan and wipe out with a paper towel before washing to absorp any leftover oil. You’ll be amazed at the difference before and after washing!

  15. sami says:

    Well, does that make sense? If insects are smart enough to stay away from flour, why aren’t humans?

  16. Minadina says:

    can be used as safe glue (2 parts flour and 1 part water) for paper mache or any paper project use as the consistency of regular glue

  17. mary Goodale says:

    I didn’t know the one about ants. We had a serious infestation of sugar ants in our kitchen. I was afraid to use chemicals because we have pets. Thank you.

    1. Jennifer says:

      Boric Acid sprinkled around also works for ants and roaches. It sounds harsh but is actually very safe for people and pets. It can also be used as a homeopathic remedy for yeast infections. ENTER YOUR COMMENT HERE

      1. Nina says:

        Is it just me? Or how in the heck are you supposed to ” sprinkle them with flour while they are in the ground.” Just saying…

        1. Passion For Savings says:

          Just sprinkle the flour over the area where they are planted.

    2. Julie mccall says:

      Also try bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice for the ?Can’t say there name
      Tryed this last year and was so pleased got a few not like the hundreds in previous years good luck.

      1. Thank you so much for sharing!

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