18 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Vodka
Vodka does a lot more than make a killer drink. This bar staple can be used to clean, cook, and so much more.
Clean windows and fixtures
Time to ditch the chemicals! Banish soap scum and water spots by wiping down fixtures with a cloth soaked in vodka for extra sparkle, and spray the stuff on windows for a streak-free shine. Keep in mind that while vodka will get rid of soap scum, water spots, or streaks on your windows, the alcohol content is not high enough to completely disinfect any germs that may be lingering. Check out these other cool cleaning secrets under $5.
Remove sticker goo
Peeling off a price tag often leaves an unwanted residue behind. Scrub the gunk with some vodka, then rinse for a smooth surface. And if you enjoyed the uses of vodka, check out these vinegar cleaning hacks that’ll save you money.
Looking for a pesticide-free way to treat weeds? Mix vodka with water and a few drops of liquid dish soap in a spray bottle, and spritz directly onto your target.
Oust odor in your closets by spraying your most musty-smelling clothes with undiluted vodka, then hanging them out to dry. Vodka is a lot more helpful when it comes to cleaning your clothes than these laundry products that waste your money.
Get shiny hair
Your hair could use a drink, too! Vodka can help de-frizz hair and make locks extra shiny and healthy, thanks to its low pH. Add an ounce of the spirit to your shampoo bottle to fight oily buildup with each wash.
Make flowers last
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Wilting bouquets perk up when you mix a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar with the water in the vase. And if your flowers do end up dying, here’s how you can revive them.
If your jewels are looking dingy, try soaking them in vodka for five minutes, and then rinsing them with water. It’s safe for diamonds and other gemstones, too. Here are 10 more things you can clean with vodka.