She Stripped Away Her Paint Easily - But I Couldn't Believe What She Used To Do It!
Adrian Quinton 12/28/2015
Many will agree that nothing compares to a crisp, ice cold Coca Cola on a hot summer's day. Now, what if we told you that same sweet childhood beverage could be used for SO much more than drinking?
Headache be gone!
Sipping on a Coca Cola reduces the pain caused by a headache, and may possibly eliminate a migraine. So toss the aspirin and grab a Coke!
Take charge of your garage
Those sticky, icky oil spots on your garage floor can be SUCH an eye sore. Well now you can kiss them goodbye! Simply soak those spots with a bit of Coke, rinse with water, and admire the sparkle!
A greener thumb
Did you know that there are a variety of plants and herbs that flourish in soil with a low pH level? Well, now you do! Simply add some Coca Cola to your dirt to up the acidity, as well as the height of your plants!
The secret's in the sauce!
The carbonation in Coke helps in the tenderizing process of meat. So the next time you begin preparing your world famous marinade, add a bit of Coca Cola and reduce the cook time needed for those juicy steaks!
Goo be gone
If you have young children (or teenagers) getting gum stuck on clothing or furniture is simply inevitable. Now you can remove that sticky mess! Pour a bit of Coke directly on the gum, let it sit, and then scrape away the remaining spot with a blunt knife. Voila!
No fuss, no rust
Did you know that it's possible to remove rust from iron? Simply soak the rust coated item in Coca Cola for a several hours, scrub with a coarse pad, and say goodbye to that flaky, orange coating!
An asthma attack can be extremely scary, especially if you are caught without your inhaler. The next time this occurs, sip a Coke! The caffeine in Coca Cola actually helps to open the constricted airway, making it easier to breathe.
Bye bye bugs
A lady bug on the leaf of your rose bush...cute! Bugs splattered across the front windshield of your minivan...not so cute! Try pouring a bit of Coke onto a sponge for an easy bug clean-up. However, be sure to keep this fizzy drink away from the paint on your car!
Soak with Coke, and soothe the sting
The next time your child is stung by a bee or a wasp, simply dab the area with Coke to reduce the pain. The acidity in Coca Cola will help dissolve the venom, as well as the hurt!
Goodbye to grime!
Sometimes no matter HOW hard you scrub, those grimy lime scale marks just seem impossible to remove. Next time you clean your bathroom, use a bit of Coke! The acidic component of this sweet beverage will help to lift those unsightly stains!
Uncover the sparkle
In order to give that old tarnished silver new life, simply soak it in Coca Cola for several minutes and rinse. This bubbly drink will help to lift the unwanted dirt and stains, and reveal the hidden shine!
Bubbles for a bloated belly
We all remember grandma telling us that sipping a ginger ale would help soothe a tummy ache. Turns out, slurping on a flat Coke will do just the same! Doctors often use Coca Cola when attempting to relieve a digestion issue because acid in the Coke performs as stomach acid would, and may assist with a bloated or nauseated belly!
Hold the grease please!
For your husband, having that greasy cheeseburger he's been craving all week FINALLY in his hands is pure bliss. For you, having that greasy cheeseburger drip all over his new shirt...not so much. Mix some Coke with your regular detergent, and gently scrub the area to help lift the grease stain!
Take the "pain" out of paint
Looking to give new life to that old metal cabinet you've had tucked in the corner? Try pouring Coca Cola on the paint, and let the Coke do the work for you! The acid in this bubbly beverage will help lift the paint, so you can scrape it off easily.
Stop the sore
We all dread that moment when you feel a SLIGHT uncomfortable tingle in the back of your throat, and you know that a sore throat is inevitable! Try sipping a warm Coca Cola to help soothe that irritated throat.
Lose the stink, keep your friends
Skunks are cute, but not the unbearable scent they give off! If ever you find yourself (or your pet) sprayed by one, combine Coke with the bath water to help remove the stench.
A clear view
Those tiny fingerprints are adorable on a school project, NOT on your window! Simply soak a cloth in Coca Cola, rub the marks on the glass, and rinse with water.
Blood can kill your clothes
Accidents happen all the time, minor cuts and scrapes are a nuisance, but a single drop of blood can be deadly to your clothing! Mixing a bit of Coke with your regular detergent will help lift these problematic stains.
The Coke counter cleanup
Your dinner guests are minutes away, the kitchen countertop is a disaster, and you are out of your normal cleaning solution. Fear not! In a pinch, Coca Cola can act as an effective counter cleaner.
No more embarrassing hiccups!
Although most people don't find themselves experiencing hiccups too often, those little high pitched, ridiculous sounds can be quite embarrassing when they do occur! The next time you are faced with this problem try downing a Coke, and holding your breath.
Scrub less, relax more
Rather than spending the evening in the kitchen scrubbing the dishes...give yourself a break and join your family on the couch! Try pouring a bit of Coke on that food crusted pan, leave it sit for about 30 minutes, and let the acid in this beverage lift the caked-on residue for you!
Ditch the itch!
The next time you find yourself with a mosquito bite (and there will be a next time), simply pour a bit of Coke on the bite to reduce the itch!
Do I smell gas?
Every so often you may find that you not only leave the gas station with a full tank of gas, but also with the smell of your purchase lingering on your clothing. To get rid of this not-so-attractive odor, simply add Coke to your wash!
Swab the decks!
Looking to give those kitchen floors a little extra shine? For an effective mop job, try mixing a can of Coca Cola with water to create a wonderful multipurpose tile cleaner!
Keeping it simple
In a world overflowing with cleaning products and home remedies...why not keep it simple? The next time you are facing a problem (like the one's described) and in need of a quick solution, think Coke! Share these unexpected tips with your friends, they'll thank you!