Coca-Cola is the most popular carbonated beverage that is preferred by many people. Whether you eat fast food, watch movies, or simply drinking something, most of you want to have a cup of Coke. That is the reason why this delicious drink has truly become a part of modern life today. Apart from being just a beverage, Coca-Cola has many other wonderful uses that not everyone knows. These incredible uses will help you solve the troubles in everyday life easier. To know what they are, check out below!
Pest control, boost beneficial bacteria, eliminate oil stains, dirty toilet cleaning… these are great uses that Coke can bring to. With these good uses, let’s keep a can of Coke around the house. So, if you are planning to clean the house for the next time, they are the ways to try! Save and use them, you will see how effective they are.
#1 Pest Control
A small bowl of Coke will attract slugs and snails, and then the acid in the Coke will kill them. A cup of Coke also can be used to lure wasps, which then drown in the liquid. You can even get rid of an anthill by liberally dousing the area with Coke.
#2 Car Care
Coke can be used to clean car battery terminals; the slight acidity does not react with battery acid, so you can pour it over the battery and let it wash away the corrosion. Coke can also be used to defrost a frozen windshield, and a liberal amount of cola poured over the windshield and bumper can help remove bugs and road debris (always rinse with clean water to avoid damaging the car’s paint job).
#3 Boost Beneficial Bacteria
Coke can help improve your compost pile. Add one can of soda each week to your compost; the sugar in the cola feeds beneficial microorganisms, and the cola increases the acidity of the pile, helping material decay faster.
#4 A “Fizzy” for Your Toilet Bowl
Toilet bowls can get downright disgusting, filled with unsightly stains under the rims and around the bowl. Make an unpleasant cleaning chore easier by pouring a can of Coke right into the toilet. Let stand for an hour before scrubbing with a stiff brush.
#5 Rust Buster
Maybe you’ve heard that Coca-Cola is great at removing rust. The hype is true, the phosphoric acid in a can of Coke means that an overnight soak can help remove rust from metal with ease. Simply submerge the item in a tray of Coke, then scrub clean with a stiff brush in the morning.
#6 Grease Be Gone
The soda makes an effective presoak treatment and stain remover for grease spots in your laundry. For best results, apply to fresh stains. If the spot discolors slightly when you pour on the Coke, that’s a sign it is working. Let the liquid sit for a few minutes, then launder as usual in the warmest water recommended for the garment.
#7 Eliminate Oil Stains
When motor oil drips onto driveways and garage floors, it leaves an unsightly stain that’s tough to remove with ordinary cleansers. That’s where a little Coke comes in handy. Pour a liberal amount of cola over the stain, let it a bubble, and soak for an hour, then hose clean.
#8 Copper Cleaner
Copper-bottomed pots are great for conducting heat, but the copper loses its luster with use. Restore that bright sheen by soaking the copper bottom in a pan filled with Coke for about an hour. The acid in the Coke makes the copper look shiny and new without scrubbing. This cleaning trick works on plenty of other household copper accents as well.
#9 Burnt Offerings
If your oven grates and baking sheets have seen better days, you don’t have to toss them and buy new. Instead, try letting them soak overnight in a Coke bath. The chemicals in the cola will loosen all the burnt-on bits, allowing you to scrub away most of the blackened areas and save you from having to replace these costly items.