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9 Uses of Vodka You Didn't Think Of

Step aside Vodka Cran because there's a new favorite use for vodka, and it's not in your drink.

Spring cleaning has never been easier than when you have a bottle in your hand. While making yourself a stiff drink and looking at your messy house may seem like a logical path, it's not the only use of vodka that will help you clean up or forget the mess.

Try these really neat hacks to take care of some mess and THEN enjoy the leftovers when you can be satisfied at the state of your dwelling.

Spray Your Shoes

Did you know that vodka is a natural deodorizer? Mix vodka with water and add it to a spray bottle to help clean those smelly shoes that are taking up your entryway.

Cure Poison Ivy

With summer coming, that means you will be likely dealing with poison ivy. If you find yourself with this nasty rash, pour vodka directly onto the skin to clean away the poison oils. You will heal faster and be free of the pain of the rash.

Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer

If you love having fresh flowers in your kitchen, this trick will help them stay fresh longer. Mix a few drops of vodka with a teaspoon of sugar and add it directly to the water in the vase. Changing the mixture daily will help you keep these steams beautiful.

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Remove Stains

Remove stains from upholstery by dipping a cloth in vodka and rubbing it onto the fabric. Whether they are stubborn stains like ink, grass or food, you will be able to have your furniture looking great again.

Kills Weeds In Your Garden

Kill weeds in your garden without the use of harmful pesticides. Mix 1 ounce of vodka with a few drops of liquid dish soap and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Apply it on a sunny day to broad-leaf weeds that grow in direct sunlight. The vodka will help remove the leaves' waxy coating causing them to dry out.

Remove Mold

Clean mold and mildew by spraying the spot with vodka. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then scrub with a grout brush or old toothbrush, then rinse thoroughly. This sure beats expensive chemical bathroom cleaners.

Treat Sore Muscles

Treat your sore muscles with an ice pack made by pouring equal parts vodka and water into a resealable bag and freezing it. Since the vodka won't freeze completely the bag will create a super-cool slushy mix.

Repel Insects

One of things I dislike about summer are the bug bites. Repel insects with homemade insect spray made of vodka.

SHEmazing!

Remove Price Tags

Nobody like the sticky reside left behind by a price tag. Scrub the gunk off with some vodka and then rinse for a smooth surface.

Which of these hacks will you try first? Share with a friend and help them too!

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