Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Pop it & Drop it: Why You Should Ditch The Pop

Over the last few years Soda Pop, both “diet” (filled with Aspartame, caffeine and oodles of chemicals) and the regular varieties (can you say sugar overdose) have been heralded as a huge cause of childhood obesity, and a variety of other health problems among children and adults alike.

If you haven’t already ditched the pop, it’s really something that you should think about. It might taste good and feel super refreshing on a warm spring day but it’s also got some surprising uses that might make you think twice about putting it in your body or giving it to your kids…

In addition to that lovely little display of ways you can use all kinds of pop, there's even an exhaustive list of 20 Practical Uses Just for Coca-ColaSome of these are pretty shocking and at the very least, perfect reasons to chuck it out of your cupboard and into your cleaning cabinet instead... 

  1. Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric
  2. Removes rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil. Also loosens rusty bolts
  3. Removes blood stains from clothing and fabric.
  4. Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
  5. Kills slugs and snails; the acids kills them.
  6. Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
  7. Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)
  8. Cleans car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
  9. Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.
  10. Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.
  11. Cleans tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.
  12. Dissolves a tooth; Use a sealed container…takes a while but it does work.
  13. Removes gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.
  14. Removes stains from vitreous china.
  15. Got a dirty pool? Adding two 2-liter bottles of Coke clears up rust.
  16. You can remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.
  17. Remove marker stains from carpet. Applying Coke, scrubbing and then clean with soapy water will remove marker stains.
  18. Cleans a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
  19. Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.
  20. Strips paint off metal furniture. Soak a towel in Coke and lay it on the paint surface.

I don't know about you...But you can consider my cupboards pop-free...