If you love Coca-Cola, you know that it is amazing. However, you might not want to drink a can of Coke every day. In a 12-ounce can of Coke, there are 39 grams of sugar (therefore, 39 grams of carbs).
Rather than consume a can of Coke, you can put it to good use around the house! Coca-Cola actually comes in handy for a lot of household chores and accidents. You can even use Coke to relieve a jellyfish sting!
Check out these 14 different things you can do with a can of Coca-Cola!
1. Clean your grout
Now, this is a little more of a process than just pouring coke on your grout. You’ll need to wipe the area clean first before using the Coke. You’re going to want to keep that rag to use for this hack. You can follow the 6-step process of cleaning your grout using Coke at Hunker.
2. Fertilize plants
If you need some fertilizer in a pinch, you can always grab a can of Coke! But just like salt, you cannot overuse Coke, or else it will kill your plants. The sugar in soda will prevent the plants and vegetables from growing, so you’re going to want to be careful with how you use this. A little bit of soda can encourage the plants to grow; you can find the right balance by checking out the instructions on Gardening Know How.
3. Get rid of grease stains
Did you get some pizza grease on your favorite shirt? Don’t throw it out, there’s hope yet! Rather than shell out a lot of money for a grease remover, you can use Coca-Cola. It might seem crazy, but you can pour a can of Coke in with your laundry detergent to remove the stain. Follow the instructions from Lifehacker.
4. Loosen rusted bolts and nuts
Are you trying to get a tight and rusted bolt loosened? All you need to do is pour some Coke on it, let it sit for a few minutes, and then try again. You can follow the tips for this one at Thrifty Fun.
5. Clean your toilet
What can’t you do with a can of Coke? This can work as quickly as just four steps! Depending on the size of your toilet, you’re going to need measure out a cup or two of Coke. It works well as a toilet bowl cleaner because of the gentle carbonic and phosphoric acid in it. You can follow the steps on WikiHow.
6. Defrost your windshield
Now, you probably never thought that throwing soda on your windshield to clear it off. If you’re in a hurry on an icy morning, rather than sit in your car for twenty minutes, run inside and find a can of Coke. The acid inside of the soda will help clear the ice, according to Parent Hacks.
7. Relieve jellyfish sting
There is nothing worse than getting stung by a Jellyfish, especially when you were planning on have a fun day. Typically, these aren’t huge medical concerns (unless it is a box jellyfish), though they are very annoying. According to The New Scientist, Coca-Cola can help relieve the pain from a jellyfish sting.
8. Remove grease stains from concrete
For this hack, just a grab a 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola and pour it onto the stain on the concrete! You will work the Coke into the stain using a nylon scrub brush. Be careful and do not use a wire brush. You can see more about this hack on Hunker.
9. Remove bugs from the windshield
This a tip you need for summer! It seems like every bug in existence comes out during the warm months. If you have that nasty layer of dead bugs on your window, you can cut through it quickly using Coca-Cola. You can drench a rag in Coke, then wipe the windshield down. Afterward, you will wipe the area with a clean rag that has been dipped in water. You can see the rest of the tips for this one on Lifehacker.
10. Get rid of skunk smells
Using Coke to get rid of skunk stench probably smells a lot better than doing this with tomato juice. There is no worse smell than when a skunk sprays you, it is awful! You can watch this video from Home Remedies on how to remove skunk smells from your clothing.
11. Tenderize and/or marinate meat
There are actually a lot of ways to use Coca-Cola in the kitchen that have nothing to do with drinking it. One of the best is tenderizing and marinating meat. It can work for chicken, pork, or beef. You can watch this videoto get a good meat tenderizing recipe!
12. Remove paint
It is probably mildly concerning that something we put in our bodies can strip paint, but then again, we don’t have paint in our bodies, so soda reacts differently in our systems. In order to strip paint from a surface, you need to soak a rag in Coke and keep applying it to the area. Eventually, the paint will begin to warp and should be easy to strip after that. You can see more on this from Susana Home Remedies.
13. Treat a headache
Your instinct for a headache might be to grab a glass of water. And while water is great for remaining hydrated (thus preventing a headache down the road) it won’t be an instant reliever. Instead, you might want to grab a can of Coke, as the caffeine can help relieve the tension caused by a headache.
14. Clean milk stains from clothes
This is actually a very simple fix! You can soak the milk stain in Coke, then let it sit for about five minutes, after that, you will throw it in the wash like usual. Easy peasy, right?