If home is your haven, it’s a special treat when your space is sparkling clean. Unfortunately, many of the cleaning hacks you’ll find on the internet are simply too good to be true. While Pinterest boards and Instagram reels are rife with quirky DIY solutions to your home’s more pressing problems, few of them actually have what it takes to get the job done.

In fact, there’s one cleaning tip that’s often repeated, but can actually make things worse if you try it: using cornstarch to get burn marks out of clothing.

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“It’s a myth that cornstarch can

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