Clean Sticky Playing Cards With Cornflour

Clean Sticky Playing Cards With Cornflour

After using them for a while, playing cards can get a bit sticky. Instead of dealing with the frustration or just tossing them, clean those cards up with a bit of cornflour.

Photo by Steven Depolo.

Cornflour is great stuff. Aside from cooking with it, you can use it to clean up spills, fix squeaky floorboards, and even help untie stubborn knots. You can also use it to get rid of the gummy residue your playing cards pick up as you play. Just toss the loose cards in a paper bag and add a couple of teaspoons of cornflour. Give the bag a few shakes, empty the cards onto a towel, and wipe them down. The cornflour will absorb the oils and residue without you needing to get them wet.

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