There’s nothing quite like a glass of ice-cold Coca-Cola on a hot Summer’s day, but did you know there are many other things that love coca-cola just as much as you do? From cleaning to creating amazing treats, today we’re sharing some uses for Coca-Cola for you to try – if you thought it was only for drinking, you’re in for a treat!
A mosquito catcher
Coca Cola can lure mosquitoes into its depths, where they plunge to their deaths! What to do: cut the plastic bottle into thirds and put the top part upside down into the base. An instant insect trap!
Fade hair dye
So you saw a picture in a magazine, dyed your hair and instantly regretted it because bright green doesn’t really suit your complexion. Good news, you can use Diet Coke on your hair to help to strip it out! Grab a bottle and pour it over your hair, let it sit for a while and then rinse it out – you might want to be in the shower to do this!
Clean your windshield
If you’ve got lots of dead flies and grime on your windshield then don’t worry, a bottle of Coke will soon sort it out. Place a large towel underneath to protect the paint, grab a bottle and pour it over the glass. Wash it with a rag and then rinse – it will be like magic!
Easily remove blood stains
Did you bleed all over your favourite clothes after falling over a branch? Quickly apply Coca Cola to the offending trousers and put them in the machine. Nothing like Coca Cola to get rid of this type of stain.
A remedy to soothe jellyfish stings
Even if applying vinegar is more common, it could be easier to find some Coca Cola when you’re at the beach… It seems that it instantly soothes a jellyfish sting. You’ve got nothing to lose by trying..
Unclog a drain
If you leave drains clogged, they could cause real problems including flooding and even leaks!
If you have a few cans of coke lying around, you can use them to unclog your drain. Pour one can down the drain, then the next. Leave for 30 minutes, then flush with a kettle-full of boiling water. Leave for a further 5 minutes, and your drain should be running smoothly again.
Clean brass with coke
This one is really quite unbelievable! In a matter of minutes, Coca-Cola can clean your brass and have it looking brand new again
Remove gum from your hair
We hope it doesn’t happen to you, but if you ever do find gum caught in your hair, hold off before you go snipping it off. Instead, pour some Coke on the gum, let it sit for a few minutes and you’ll be able to pick it off your hair easily.
Get rid of grease
Are you a messy eater? Don’t be ashamed, spills and splashes happen to the best of us!
If you’ve spilt grease down your clothes, pour a can of Coca-Cola on the stain, then let it soak. Throw the item of clothing into the wash and wait for the stain to disappear. Rumour has it, this also works with blood stains!
Clean your windows
All out of vinegar to get your windows sparkling? You can use Coca-Cola instead!
Pour a can over your windows then wipe it off with a damp cloth. It’s a great cheap alternative to expensive window cleaners.
Get rid of bugs
If bugs are ruining your Summer fun, an easy way to get rid of them with something you’re likely to have on hand during the warmer months is with coke.
How to make paper look old with Coca-Cola
No love letter is complete without an antique touch. You can make any piece of paper look old with the help of Coke. Simply soak the sheet in a tray of Coca-Cola, leave to sit for 10 minutes, wipe off the excess liquid and gently dry in the oven until the edges start to curl.
A cleaner for steel tools
Coca Cola is anti-corrosive. The proof? By soaking your steel tools in Coca Cola for 24 hours, you will restore them to as good as new! This should scare all but the most hooked Coca Cola addicts…
Make your lawn green
Supposedly, Coca-Cola can also be used to make your grass super green. It contains sugar that it can feed off to produce a luscious lawn of grass.
Put your pennies in a dish, side by side. Pour in enough Coke to cover them, let them sit for 4 – 5 hours and flip them halfway through.
Your pennies will be super shiny and you’ll never have to be embarrassed when handing them over again!
source: thewonderlist, experthometips