You’re used to seeing this sweet, sparkling treat sipped fresh from a red can or enjoyed with popcorn during a movie. But did you know that Coca-Cola can also help around the house? Take a look at the eleven surprising things Coke can do to make your life easier.
If your windows are spotty but you’ve run out of window cleaner, try Coke! Just put the cola in a spray bottle, spritz the window, and wipe it off with a water-dampened cloth to clear any remaining soda.
Has gum created a tacky mess in your hair? Try using Coke to remove it. Just soak the sticky strands for a few minutes, and then work the gum out with ease.
It can be hard to get gunk out of your cookware. Try soaking grimy pots and pans in Coke before attacking them with the scrubbing brush. It should help loosen the grime!
Looking for an ultra-green lawn? Try applying diluted Coke to it regularly. Some claim that the sugars in the beverage feed your grass, making it a more vibrant green.
Over time, jewelry can lose its usual shine. For a quick remedy, drop your jewelry in a glass of Coke and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing — just don’t leave it in for too long!
If your tools have accumulated rust, it may be time to give them some TLC. Submerge them in Coke overnight and scrub them in the morning to make them gleam like new.
No tomato juice? No problem! If you’ve had the misfortune of being sprayed by a skunk, simply hop into the shower and cover yourself in Coke. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse off.
Hacking away at a frozen windshield is not the best way to start the day. If you’re in a rush, pour Coke on the frost and watch it melt quickly. Just be ready to pay for a car wash later.
To tenderize a cut of beef, try marinating it in Coke for a few hours. The acids should break down tougher parts of the meat, and the sugars can create a caramelized flavor.
If your glasses are smudgy and you need a quick fix, try washing them off with Coke! Be sure to rinse with water afterward and dry with a clean cloth to see them sparkle.
If you’ve run out of cleaning solution and your toilet needs a quick scrub, try using Coke instead. Just fill the bowl with the soda, let it sit for an hour or so, then scour with a toilet brush and flush away.