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Why put a glass of water with a hangover pill in the refrigerator: the result will surprise you

Alina MilsentLife
A glass of alka seltzer will help get rid of unpleasant odors

Hangover pills are especially useful after the holidays. Experts say that they are quite versatile: they can relieve heartburn, headaches, and even indigestion.

In addition to providing soothing relief from the effects of a hangover, the fizzy drink will be an ideal solution to a number of household problems. House Digest experts note that the tablets can also be used to disinfect the refrigerator.

A glass of water and a hangover pill

After the holidays, an unpleasant odor may appear in the refrigerator. All you need to do is drop an alka seltzer tablet into a glass of water and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes. This life hack will instantly absorb any odors and freshen up the appliance.

There is one more life hack. Dissolve the tablet in water and then use a sponge dipped in the solution to wipe the inside of the refrigerator. This will help remove stains and odors.

Why it works

The secret of effectiveness lies in the ingredients. Hangover pills contain three main active ingredients: aspirin, citric acid, and baking soda. The last two components are well-known cleansing agents.

Citric acid is great for disinfecting and cleaning. It can even help get rid of mold and fungal spores.

Baking soda is a basic household product known for its versatility. The acid-base reaction contributes to high-quality and fast disinfection. Foods stored in the refrigerator are constantly undergoing chemical changes, which often leads to odors caused by the oxidation of fatty acids. When baking soda comes into contact with these odors, the microscopic sodium bicarbonate particles move through the air, come into contact with the gaseous byproducts and neutralize them. In simple terms, soda chemically changes the structure of the molecule.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you three simple ways to get rid of limescale in the bathroom.

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