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8 Things You Can Clean With Coca-Cola
I had no idea! Did you?
Cheryl Knight
12.11.18

A lot of people around the world love to drink Coke. This sugary, carbonated drink has become a favorite product in restaurants and homes and is found in soft drink machines across the land. But did you know that you can also use Coke to clean? As a matter of fact, the acids in Coke make it perfect for cleaning, which is a bit scary considering that we drink it!

Here are some amazing ways that you can use Coke to clean around your home.

Clean the Toilet

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One great use for cleaning a toilet is to use Coke. First, pour a can of coke into the toilet bowl and let it sit for an hour. Next, scrub it with a toilet brush and flush. The acids in the Coke should remove any stains on the side of the toilet bowl. This should leave you with a nice and shiny toilet bowl.

Get Rid of Stinky Smells in Clothing

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If you get a stinky substance on your clothing, pouring a little Coke into the washing machine should help remove it. Simply add a whole can of Coke into the wash along with your regular detergent. The Coke breaks down and neutralizes the odor, removing it from your clothes.

Remove Corrosion

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If you’ve ever had corrosion on the terminals of your car battery, you know how much of a pain it can be to remove. Luckily, corrosion on the battery terminals of your car battery is a breeze to remove using Coke. Pour the Coke onto the corroded battery terminal and wipe clean.

Remove Rust

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The citric acid in Coke is great for removing rust from items in your home. Start by soaking the rusted items in a container filled with Coke for 24 hours. Next, remove the items and rinse them using water. If needed, scrub the item with a stiff-bristled brush to help with rust removal.

Clean Stains From Clothing

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Coke is also a great substance for removing a variety of stains from clothing, including stains caused by grease, creosote, and asphalt, among other substances. To use Coke in this manner, pour a whole can of Coke in the wash with your regular detergent, and run a normal cycle to remove the stains.

Get Rid of the Smell of Skunk

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If you ever get sprayed by a skunk, wash yourself with a mixture of water and Coke to remove the smell. Before getting into the shower, cover your whole body with coke and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Rinse yourself off in the shower. You can also use this trick on your pets if they ever get sprayed too.

Clean Grout

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If you have dirty grout in your home, pour a little Coke onto the grout and allow it to sit for a few minutes before wiping it clean. If needed, use a stiff-bristled brush to scrub more stubborn stains. You can also use Coke to clean stains from carpeting. Pour the Coke onto the stained area, scrub, and clean up using soapy water.

Clean Up Oil Stains

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If you have oil stains in your driveway, pour a bottle of Coke over the top of it and allow it to sit for a few hours. Next, clean the area with water using a hose and nozzle. The acids in the Coke should loosen the oil enough for it to easily wash away.

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By Cheryl Knight
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Cheryl Knight is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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