There were many a morning in my college years I wished I was never introduced to vodka. With that said, apparently there is a bunch of other stuff you can do with the luscious liquid other than slamming a half a bottle at frat parties. Who knew?
Vodka isn’t only for a fun time. The adult beverage actually has a variety of uses that have nothing to do with intoxication.
Here are 12 ways that you can use vodka around your home that don’t involve getting drunk.
Get Rid of Smoky Smells
Mix one part vodka and three parts of water and pour into a spray bottle. Spray items that have a cigarette or smoky scent and let it dry. This will make them smell fresh again.
Get Caulking in the Bathroom Clean
Pour or spray vodka on the caulking in your bathroom and let it sit for about five minutes. Scrub it to remove stains, dirt, mold, and mildew.
Save Your Houseplants From Bugs
To prevent your houseplants from collecting aphids, or plant lice, wash their leaves with tap water then dab the leaves with a cotton ball dipped in vodka.
Shine Your Bathroom Fixtures
Pour some vodka on a soft cloth and use it to shine your bathroom fixtures. It works great on chrome, glass, and porcelain.
Remove Sticker Glue
Use a cloth soaked with vodka to rub away any glue left behind from stickers or labels.
Use a mixture of one part vodka and three parts water to clean glass. This is especially useful for getting hairspray and toothpaste off your bathroom mirror.
Easy Chandelier Cleaning
Spray your chandelier where it hangs with a mix of four teaspoons of vodka and one pint of water. Put a cloth or sheet down to catch the solution that will drip down. This makes cleaning your chandelier super easy.
Get Rid of Stains
Scrub stains away with a cloth that is soaked in vodka. Rinse the stain with water after you scrub with vodka.
Clean Jewelry and Cutlery
Soak your jewelry or cutlery in vodka for five minutes. Then rinse it off and let it dry for a beautiful shine.
Get Rid of Bees and Wasps
Have a bee problem? Spray problem areas with vodka to prevent them from making your house their home.
Spray your tiles with vodka and let it sit for five minutes before you rinse it away. This is especially useful for getting rid of soap scum.
Shine Crystal and Porcelain
Clean your crystal and porcelain ornaments or chachkies with vodka and a soft clean cloth to make them sparkle.