Clever uses for vodka

Got an old bottle of vodka gathering dust in your cupboard? 

Put it to good use with our favourite clever uses for vodka, then share some of your own in the comments below.

Clean jewellery

You don’t need a special solution to clean your rings and other jewellery. Leave to soak in vodka for five minutes then rinse – it should restore much of the sparkle.

Revive your flowers

A few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar added to fresh water will help revive a bouquet of flowers and extend its life even further. Be sure to also trim the stems for best results.

Remove odours

Vodka is brilliant for helping to eliminate odours from hard-to-wash items like curtains, pillows and sofas. Put some vodka into a spray bottle and spritz onto items – once dried it will absorb the scent and won’t leave your items smelling like vodka either.

Refresh delicate clothing

If you have a collection of vintage clothing or dry clean only items that you want to quickly refresh at home, try this trick. Put vodka into the tank of your clothing steamer and use it to refresh your items. Once the steam evaporates you’ll have also removed any unwanted smells.

Remove sticker residue

You can easily remove sticker reside from glass and plastic with vodka. Dip a cloth in vodka then use to dab gently and saturate the area. You’ll eventually be able to wipe the residue away.

Do you know any clever uses for vodka? Share your stories with the community in the comments below.


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1st Feb 2019
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You can put vodka in your car water tank it stops the water freezing! We used it all the time in Germany
31st Jan 2019
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I like a glass of vodka with coke but not too sure now x
31st Jan 2019
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I will never drink a drop again-I think I will use our remainder for our windscreens this week as well.
31st Jan 2019
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Put some in your car windscreen washer bottle when it's very cold. Stops the jets from freezing up.

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