Do you have alcohol left over from a party? If you don’t drink, or just don’t want to deal with a hangover, and need a way to use it, alcohol can be surprisingly handy around the house. Maybe your wood cutting board smells from chopping onions – whiskey can help! And vodka can be used to clean just about everything. Check out the list below and hack into your liquor cabinet today.
1. Clean your windows with vodka.
Mix vodka and water in a spray bottle and get rid of those nasty streaks.
2. Use the same mixture on your mirrors, too.
3. Make your plants grow strong with beer.
If a beer is left open overnight and goes flat, pour it into your potted plants as fertilizer.
4. You can use vodka to refresh fabrics that can’t be washed, like your couch.
Mix two ounces of vodka, a tablespoon of vinegar, water, and your favorite essential oils in a spray bottle. Then spray away odors and germs!
5. This mixture can also remove “thrift store smell” from clothes.
6. A shot of vodka makes pie crust extra flakey.
Get the recipe and read the science here.
7. Remove sticky labels from glass jars by soaking them in vodka.
8. Sunscreen and gunk stuck to your sunglasses? Vodka can take care of that, too.
Just use a soft towel and a little liquor to rub it off.
9. Rub chrome fixtures with vodka to remove grime.
10. Got a jellyfish sting? Pouring beer or wine on it will take the pain away.
The alcohol helps dry out the sting.
11. Clean your jewelry by soaking it in gin.
12. Get rid of red wine stains with white wine.
Soak red wine stains in white wine, then cover it with baking soda. Let it soak for two to three hours, and then clean it up.
13. Get rid of dandruff with vodka and rosemary.
Mix two teaspoons of rosemary leaves with a half cup of vodka. Let the mixture soak for two days, strain out the rosemary, and wash your hair with it.
14. Wash away the oils that make poison ivy poisonous with vodka.
Urushiol oil is what causes itching and swelling from poison ivy. Rinsing the affected area in vodka washes it off.
15. Whiskey will deodorize a smelly cutting board.
Rub a little bit on your wooden cutting board to get rid of onion odors.
16. White wine breaks up grease stains.
Mix it with baking soda and let it sit to break up grease stains on pavement. You may have to repeat the process a few times.
17. Dab a little bit of vodka on the sides of a Band-Aid to disintegrate the adhesive. Then pull it off without any pain.
18. Use vodka to keep your flowers fresh.
Mix a splash of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar into your vase to keep your flowers from wilting.
Can vodka do everything? Guess it’s a good excuse to keep more of it in the house! Which of these ideas will you try at home?