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10 uses for… Vodka!

10 uses for… Vodka!

By Melissa Walerius

10 Uses for Vodka

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Shine surfaces
Spray any glass surface with diluted vodka and wipe dry with a lint-free cloth to eliminate streaks or smears. On chrome surfaces, remove hard water spots and soap scum by soaking a cloth in diluted vodka and wiping the surface.

Remove stains
Dip a clean cloth in vodka and scrub away troublesome stains such as ink, grass and most foods.

Freshen fabrics
Lightly dust musty smelling clothes, curtains, upholstery, etc. with a cloth soaked in vodka to remove odors.

Remove rust
Leave small rusted objects, such as screws, in a container of vodka for a few hours, and simply wipe rust away.

Lengthen bouquet life
Combine a few drops of vodka with a teaspoon of sugar and add to a vase of water to delay wilting.

Beautify
Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse skin and tighten pores, or add 2 tablespoons of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo to clean and remove toxins from the scalp and stimulate hair growth.

Kill weeds
Combine 1 ounce of vodka, a few drops of liquid dish soap and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle and spray weeds on a sunny day to dry them out.

Remove mold and mildew
Spray the caulking around bathtubs or showers with vodka and let sit for 10 minutes. Scrub with an old toothbrush and rinse thoroughly.

Relieve achy muscles
In a sealable bag, combine equal parts of water and vodka and freeze until slushy. Place on aching muscles.

Remove foot odor
Spritz diluted vodka in smelly shoes or boots and let dry.

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