Corn — it's in everything. Now it can be in your strings and shoelaces, detangling your knots. Home and living blog Woman's Day notes that a little cornflour will do the trick on those stubborn twisted burls.Photo by Adam Bartlett
To make the magic happen, just rub some cornflour (aka corn starch) on and around the knot. Doing this should loosen it up and you'll be able to untie it more easily. Of course you'll now have cornstarch on your shoelace, or whatever you're dealing with, but that's a small price to pay for sanity.
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