There’s a reason there is a shortage of Everclear during the Covid-19 pandemic, and it’s not because everyone is returning to their college days, making punch of questionable origin and then in turn making bad decisions.

No, there’s a shortage because you absolutely can clean with it, and actually do lots of other useful things around the house with it as well. That’s because Everclear, a grain alcohol, contains 85 percent alcohol by volume, and that extremely high alcohol content means it can be used as a disinfectant, a household cleaner, or even an air freshener. (To use Everclear as an air freshener, just pour it into a spray bottle with some drops of your favorite essential oil, and voilà.)

Next time you head out to the liquor store, or order alcohol delivery from a favorite local business, grab it. It’s got many more uses than just drinking.

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