Vodka has been enjoyed since at least the early Middle Ages, and is one of the world's most popular spirits. Through the years it has been used as medicine, curing everything from infertility to the plague. (Supposedly.)
These days, there are still some other uses to explain that bottle in the closet and some may actually work! Some examples include ...
1. Treating Poison Ivy -- After coming in contact with poison ivy, just pour vodka on the skin and the alcohol will wash away the itch. Some have said that the vodka needs to be at least 100 proof to work.
2. Freshening Laundry -- Spritz your clothes with the stuff and then hang them to dry in a well-ventilated area. Vodka kills odor-causing bacteria, but doesn't leave a scent when dry.
3. Washing Hair -- Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The mixture reportedly works better than both shampoo and conditioner.
4. Cleaning Away Mold -- Put away your harsh chemical sprays and fill a spray bottle with vodka. Spritz on. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Then scrub away with an old toothbrush.