What Can You Clean With Vodka? Everything!

There are always leftovers after a big party and sometimes that includes bottles of booze on the bar. If one of those leftover bottles happens to hold vodka, then you’re in luck. This might be the cleaning solution you’ve been looking for. Yes, vodka makes for an amazing cleaner in the same way that vinegar does but without the pungent smell. Vodka can degrease, deodorize and disinfect. What can you clean with vodka? Just about everything. Consider this list:

Kitchen Countertops

A few spritzes of vodka can wipe away kitchen control mess while disinfecting those surfaces. Remember those old movies when someone is wounded and the only disinfected that have is alcohol? Same principle at work with vodka and your countertops.

Cutting Boards

Wooden cutting boards can be a breeding ground for germs especially when there are gashes in the boards from all that cutting. Spray the board with vodka and let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse. Good-bye germs.

Mirrors and Windows

When it comes to cleaning windows, Windex isn’t the only game in town. Your spray bottle filled with vodka can quickly wipe away dust, fingerprints and streaks. It works the same on mirrors and windows.


Soap scum and mildew are the enemy of a clean bathroom. Vodka can take care of those nasty items. Same rinsing and wiping you would use with other sprays but you might find vodka has an even better dissolving factor.


Pick your favorite scene of essential oils and add to a spray bottle of vodka. When combined they become an effective deodorizer to freshen up lines, rugs and furniture.


Are there some issues with smell shoes around the house? The same vodka and essential oil spray can be used on sneakers and shoes for a fresh scent.

Put your leftover vodka to work around your house and watch how easy it is to get things cleaned.