Being one of the most popular spirits, vodka has loads of uses apart from, of course, drinking. Commonly used as a versatile alcohol, vodka can have home uses for your household in many other ways. Many people though are only familiar with its use in cocktails but it can be used as a disinfectant, in bathrooms, for cooking and a number of home uses. So if you have that cheap bottle of vodka at the back of your liquor cabinet, then it’s time to take that out. For good reasons.
1. Cleaning Cloths
Alcohol is much known for killing bacterias and how great it is to have an odorless, colorless wonder that vodka is. Spray it on the clothes before hanging them to dry. It will kill the bacterias, leaving a funky scent on the threads.
2. Lighter Pie Crust
If you mix water with flour, it will produce gluten. When baked, gluten will harden up to produce an undesirable texture. To avoid this from happening, replace a third of the water by vodka. Since the liquor contains less water (40% alcohol) it will produce a much lighter and softer pie crust.
3. Makes Face Beautiful
Mixing a cup of green tea and one-fourth teaspoon of vodka can help soothe your skin. The catechin in the green tea helps in soothing the skin, whereas vodka closes the pores and tightens the skin.
4. Cleans Cutlery
It’s irritating to see the shine diminishing from the cutleries. But, vodka can help you with that. It’s best for these home uses. Just soak in the cutlery in vodka for about ten minutes and see the magic.
The most common household use for cheap vodka can be of removing rust. Soak your rusted item such as nails, scissors, etc in vodka before rubbing the rust off. This way it will become easier for you to scrub the rust.
6. Keep Plants Alive
No, don’t just pour your bottles out in your garden. But if you have received flowers from someone, vodka can help in extending their lives. Add a teaspoon of vodka and sugar in the water and see them blooming for long.
7. Household Fixtures
Not only those expensive cleaners, but a bottle of cheap vodka can also clean the household fixtures. Spraying vodka on a small towel and rubbing over any glass, porcelain or chrome item can help lift off the dirt.
8. Eliminates Foot Odor
Foot odor can be greatly reduced by cheap vodka. Spritz some vodka into the stinking shoes and it will cut off the odor. However, for your own foot, mix water and vodka and soak it to cut out the nasty odors.