Coca Cola Hacks That Save You Time And Money
- Coca Cola Hacks That Save You Time And Money
- The World's Most Popular Soft Drink Isn't Just For Drinking But Can Be Used For Lots Of Other Helps Little Tips And Tricks
Who Knew Coca Cola Could Be So Versatile?
Coca Cola is one of the most recognisable brands in the world.
Not only is it sold in over 200 countries but they sell as astonishing approximately 30 billion cases per year worldwide.
But it's not just a great tasting soft drink.
As you are about to find out there are so many things you can do with Coke including cleaning, marinating and more.
So let's take a look.
1Get Rid Of Rust
What Happens: Removes rust within 24 hours
What You'll Need: Enough Coke to submerge the rusty tools
Coca-Cola is in fact a powerful cleaner.
One of primary reasons for Coke's cleaning abilities is because it's carbonated. When the carbonation is combined with the drink's citric and phosphoric acid, Coke can remove metal oxides quite easily.
2Helps To De-grease Pans And Cookware
What Happens: Loosens up dirt and grime on cookware
What You'll Need: Can of coke, greasy pan, burner, scourer
When it comes to greasy pans a bit more elbow grease and scrubbing usually solves the problem.
But in some cases that grease just won't budge no matter how hard you try.
Coca Cola can save the day again, thanks to the phosphoric acid and citric acid.
What Happens: Gives a sweet tasting marinade to meat
What You'll Need: Cooking oil, can of Coca-Cola, meat, onions
That's right it's not just cleaning hacks that Coke can be used for but it can also be used to bring your cooking to life.
If you are having guests round for a barbecue surprise them by adding Coca-Cola to the meat as a marinade and watch as they try to guess your secret ingredient.
4Cleaning Your Toilet
What Happens: Cleans away dirt and grime from a toilet
What You'll Need: Can of Coca Cola
Coca Cola is a powerful cleaner and has many uses around the home.
One of the most common hacks about Coke is that is also makes a powerful toilet cleaner thanks to its acidity and carbonation.
5Coke Makes Cake Mix More Moist
What Happens: Makes cake moist and fluffy in cake mix
What You'll Need: 1.5 cups of Coke and pre-boxed cake mix
Dry cake is bad cake.
It doesn't matter how much icing you put on top people will also know when you cake is too dry and crumbly.
Don't take the risk of producing dry cake but adding some Coke to your cake mix.
6Makes Paper Look Old
What Happens: Makes paper look old and vintage
What You'll Need: Paper, milk and Coke
There are a number of reasons that you might want to turn a bright white piece of paper the old, darkened, vintage look.
Whether its a prop for a play or movie (like the parchment paper at Hogwarts) or just a decorative item, giving your paper the 18th century look always stands out from the norm.
7Get Rid Of Bad Smells
What Happens: Gets rid of stains and odors from fabric
What You'll Need: One can of coke and old spray bottle
Another amazing use for Coca Cola is to freshen up your clothes.
Not only can Coca Cola be used to remove blood stains and grease from your clothing but it can also get rid of those B.O. smells.
Handy for those armpit areas.
8Helps To Clean Your Floors
What Happens: Removes dirt and grime from tiles and grout
What You'll Need: Can of coke, scour pad or sponge
If you have ever spilt a can of Coca Cola on a tiled floor you may already know this cleaning hack as after cleaning it up you should have noticed how sparkling the floor looked.
Whether it's on the floors or the walls, dirty grouts and tiles become a big problem over time, especially in the kitchen and bathroom.
9Mix With Milk For Cool Science Experiement
What Happens: Creates an amazing reaction between milk proteins and phosphoric acid in the Coke
What You'll Need: Glass of Coke and milk
Whether it's a neat science experiment to teach the kids or a cool party trick to impress your guests, all you need is a can of coke and some milk to get people talking about science.
Few would ever think about putting Coke and milk together to drink (please DON'T do this) but it does create a cool reaction which makes you wonder what's really going on.
10Clean Car Battery Ports, Cables And Terminals
What Happens: Cleans corrosion off car battery ports and cables
What You'll Need: Can of coke with wire brush
We only ever look at our car's engine when something has gone wrong.
Whether it is a loose connection or a faulty part, corrosion can play a big role in the health of your vehicle.
What Happens: Grow beansprouts on a budget
What You'll Need: Coke bottle (or other soda bottle), water, bean sprout seeds
Bean sprouts are a great source of antioxidants and Vitamin C.
The highly nutritious food can be grown all year round and they are so resilient they can grow almost anywhere.
The can even grow in an empty bottle of Coke!
12Cleaning Your Glasses
What Happens: Clean streaks, dirt and smudges on glasses
What You'll Need: Coke, water, cloth
For those smudges and stains that just won't budge no matter how hard you scrub you may need something a bit stronger.
It may be common knowledge to use white wine vinegar or baking soda but few realise that Coke can solve this problem also.
13Remove Oil Stains
What Happens: Removes oil stains on concrete
What You'll Need: Bottle of Coke, scrub brush
Oil leaks in your car not only means that you probably have to take it to a garage for a checkup but it also means your vehicle has been spilling oil all over the place...including your driveway, making it a hazard.
A frustrating situation to say the least.
But in order to save some money (that may come in handy for that car repair bill) try using Coke to get rid of the oil stains on your driveway.
14Speed Up Composting
What Happens: Jump start the break down process involved in composting
What You'll Need: Can of flat Coke
Composting is one of natures miracles that we perhaps take fore-granted.
It's the process of naturally recycling organic matter which over time is broken down by bacteria and bugs to produce a fertilizer that can used to help plants grow quickly and healthily.
15Defrost Your Windshield
What Happens: Breaks down and melts away ice and frost on car windscreen
What You'll Need: Coke, windshield wipers
We all know the scenario.
It's a cold, winter morning and you are in a rush to get out the door until you get to your car and realise that the windscreen is completely frozen over.
You can't drive but you don't have time for the car to warm up and let it defrost naturally.
16Soothe Wasp/Bee Stings
What Happens: Quick relief from painful wasp sting
What You'll Need: Coca-Cola
For those who have fallen victim to a bee or wasp sting you know that this is no joke.
The pain can be extreme considering it came from something so small and people have gone to the emergency room because of them.
17Coke Removes Chewing Gum Stuck In Hair
What Happens: Breaks down the gum and loosens it from hair
What You'll Need: Glass bowl to fit your head, Coke to soak your hair in.
Gum is one of those messy, sticky substances that always manages to get into the least convenient of places, including your hair.
And whilst some will take the drastic action of cutting the sticky gum out of your hair this may not be an option for everyone.
18Coke Helps Cure Nausea
What Happens: Phosphoric acid and sweetness can reduce/stop nausea
What You'll Need: Cold can of Coke
Feeling nauseous is the worst.
The typically short lived feeling is quite debilitating at the time and puts you in a state of anxiety as to whether you may vomit or even collapse.
Mint and ginger have been prescribed as two home remedies for this feeling and there are over the counter forms of medicine for those who suffer with it often.
19Wash Hair With Coke For Curls
What Happens: Shrinks the hair cuticles, giving curls more definition.
What You'll Need: Liters of Coca-Cola
The hair industry is worth billions.
Think about how much you spend on your hair every year, whether its going to the hairdressers or spending money on high-end shampoos and conditioners the costs add up quick.
But it doesn't have to be.
What Happens: Make a DIY sprinkler system
What You'll Need: Sharp object/scissors, empty Coke bottle
Sprinklers are great at dispersing water across your garden evenly and effectively so your grass and plants are kept in optimal conditions during those dry summer months.
But they aren't cheap.
This Coke hack is an ingenius way of getting the same effect of a sprinkler for your garden without the expense.
21Make More Wardrobe Space
What Happens: Allows you to stack clothes
What You'll Need: Old Coke ring pulls
It's not just the tasty beverage itself that is so useful but the cans are just as handy.
This handy tip went viral online when one mom posted it on her TikTok.
By simply saving all the ring pulls from discarded Coke cans she saved a lot of room in her wardrobe.
More To The World's Most Popular Soft Drink Than You Thought?
So there it is, some of the most clever day to day hacks that you never knew Coke could do.
What do you think of the hacks in the list - are there any we missed out that you know of.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.