Home Care

5 Cleaning Hacks You Can Do with Vodka

Stuck with bottom-shelf booze? Try these helpful hacks

Shares

From vinegar to baking soda, almost anything that can be found in our pantry can be used to clean our homes nowadays. Same goes for the bottle of vodka we keep on-hand in our bar—it can serve as an all-purpose cleaner, deodorizer and even as a polish for silver—thanks to its unmatched antibacterial properties. If you want to learn how to use this party-favorite for removing stains and smells, you can start with these ideas: 

Get rid of post-workout stink on your clothes.  To make sure your gym clothes are fresh for your next run, add half a cup vodka to your usual wash. Vodka offers the same benefits as vinegar without the sour aroma. 

Disinfect your mattress. We may not notice it, but we tend to perspire when we sleep—especially in a country like ours with endless hot weather. Keep your bed from getting soiled by keeping a spray bottle filled with vodka handy. Spritz the mattress as needed and let it dry before changing the sheets. 

Deodorize shoes. Aside from your cushion, you can use vodka to freshen up your daily footwear, too. For an extra kick, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil—peppermint works best!

Clean glass sans fingerprints. All you have to do is spritz windows, vases and sliding doors with a bit of vodka and squeegee them dry for a streak-free shine. 

Remove rust from fancy jewelry. Keep your favorite silver pieces from tarnishing by soaking your arm candy in a shallow vodka bath for 15 minutes before buffing them with a microfiber cloth. 

PHOTOS and SOURCES: Pixabay | Apartment Therapy

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

Here’s How You Can Reduce Your Electricity Consumption

Have your electricity bills got you feeling the heat? Create a more energy-efficient home with these tips

Avoid These Flowers If You Have Allergies

These pretty blooms may only end up doing you more harm than good

How to Organize Items You Can’t Throw Away

Avoid clutter while still keeping items with sentimental value

These Tricks Can Help You Update a Tiny Bathroom

Give your T&B a fresh look without spending too much

You Can Use These Kitchen Items To Get Rid Of Rust

Keep your trusty metal tools in good condition

Erwan Heussaff Has a Secret Kitchen Trick

It's the secret to cooking perfect lechon pork belly

Here's How To Care For Your Non-Stick Pans So They'll Last Longer

Are you afraid that the non-stick surface on your pan might get scuffed off? Here's how to avoid that.

The Secret To A Beautiful Garden: Make A Focal Point

If a garden is a show, the focal point is the main act. Here's how to add interest to your own garden.

Here's How To Make Your Bed In 60 Seconds Or Less

It's the lazy homeowner's hack to getting more ZZZs!

How To Be A Good Design Client

Are you keeping your side of the bargain? Here's how you can maintain a harmonious relationship with the design professional you're working with.

Do You Know What Food Items To Throw Out After A Power Outage?

Keep food safety a priority in times of natural disasters

Yes, You Can Grow Sili At Home

Follow these easy steps and you can have free chili peppers for life!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!