Cleaning With Kitchen Staples

Your home bar is an unlikely place to look for cleaning supplies when you run out of Windex and your guests are due in 15 minutes. But, when mixed with a little water, plain vodka makes an effective cleaning solution that will leave both your mirrors, glass tabletops, and chrome fixtures sparkling clean.

There are a variety of household products we use daily for baking or cooking (and, in the case of vodka, drinking), but did you know they will also tackle your limescale-crusted faucet, or greasy finger-smeared coffee table?

Whether you're in a pinch – or simply choose to avoid the harmful chemicals that are omnipresent in standard household cleaners – turn to these seven household staples the next time you clean your home.

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