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Whether it's meat dropped from the serving platter onto the dining room rug, or a nacho incident in the family room, you can rest assured you won't end up with a stain when you rely on a pantry staple turned cleaning caddy superstar. Sprinkle greasy spots with cornstarch and let it sit for several hours to soak up the stain, then vacuum. No cornstarch on hand? Baking soda, cornmeal, and talcum powder have similar absorbent properties.
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