CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dry January -- the month-long quest to go alcohol-free that's become a popular way to reset in the new year -- is halfway over.
While those participating might not be drinking it, instead of letting those libations sit on the shelf, maybe find different uses for them.
Thrillist put together a list of surprising ways to use alcohol that doesn't include drinking it:
- Freshen laundry
- Clean glass
- Remove adhesive
- Preserve fresh-cut flowers
- Repel insects
- Banish brown spots in the grass
- Loosen rusty bolts
- Soften hair
- Polish wood
According to the wine investment site Cult Wine, wine can be used to:
- Remove grease stains (specifically white wine)
- Clean glass (specifically white wine)
- Soften skin (specifically red wine)
- Clean produce (both red and white)
- Kickstart compost (both red and white)
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