So your parents surprise you with a visit and they are going to be arriving in a few short hours, or your girlfriend finally demands she see where you live, claiming youâ€™re â€œclosing her out of your lifeâ€ when what youâ€™re really doing is protecting her from that toxic waste dump you live in. You donâ€™t own a mop, or a bucket, and youâ€™re pretty sure your buddies drank the last of the Pine-sol during that last party. Not to worry, you can still get your place clean using things every bachelor has lying around.
This is one place the Coke vs. Pepsi battle is a moot point. Both will work just fine. The same acid that rots your teeth can be a boon when turned against the dark forces of dirt and gunk.
Dishes: Weâ€™ve all been there, your last attempt to make Kraft Dinner didnâ€™t go quite according to plan and now your only decent pot looks like it was ground zero of a nuclear blast. Pour in enough cola to cover the entire blackened surface about an inch deep and cook on LOW heat for an hour. (if you put it on high Iâ€™m not responsible for the call to the fire department.)
Laundry: So you thought spilling coke on your clothes actually caused stains? Well it does, but it can also remove them. Cola is very effective at removing grease and those pesky blood stains from fabrics. As an added bonus it even acts as a deodorizer for those socks that have been fermenting in your laundry hamper for the last six months. Just dump the contents of one can of cola in with your regular wash and wait for the magic.
Cleaning the Toilet: Dump a can of coke into your porcelain throne and let it sit for an hour. Scrub, flush and take a moment to admire the sparkling white colour you have discovered.
Removing Rust: Again itâ€™s all about the acids.Â Try not to think about what drinking this is doing to your tender organs as you drop any and all rusty items into a container full of cola and let it sit. Donâ€™t forget to rinse when youâ€™re done, or youâ€™re newly de-rusted items will be shiny yet stickier than your little brotherâ€™s collection of Playboys.