When cleaning tasks are at hand, go ahead and reach for a bottle of vodka. Yes, you read that right. No, it's not happy hour ... yet. It's time to stir up the housekeeping routine with a cleaning cocktail.
Shaken or stirred, vodka is a perfect cleaning solution for the chemically sensitive and an excellent degreaser, with the added benefit of being both odorless and colorless.
Although most forms of vodka contain alcohol concentrations too low to be considered an effective disinfectant (around 40 percent versus the minimum 70 percent needed), you can take advantage of that leftover vodka from your last party and use it as an all-purpose cleaner.
So the next time you need to show that grimy tub or crumby countertop who's boss, stir up a "cleaning cocktail." You can use vodka by itself or create a cleaning solution using a 1:1 vodka-water mix. To use:
No need to break out the Belvedere or Grey Goose here - the cheap stuff works just as well as the top-shelf bottles - for less.