It's good for more than Cosmos and Bloody Marys. Turns out, vodka can also help spruce up your home (no martini glasses required).

By Real Simple
Updated January 06, 2015

Forget cocktails. From banishing fabric odors to cleaning that pair of reading glasses, vodka has plenty to offer beyond a stiff drink. Stephanie Sisco, Real Simple's associate home editor, appeared on The Meredith Vieira Show to talk about the alcohol's many powers. Our favorite tip? Add a drop of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to revive wilted flowers when changing the water in the vase. For more tricks, sip on these smart new uses for vodka.

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