Using Coke or Pepsi For Household Chores: Strange Ways to Save Money

When I was younger, I was a figure skater. To get the rust off of our blades we would frequently soak them in Pepsi. I didn’t understand at the time why that worked, only that it did. Turns out that most dark sodas have a pH of 2.8 – 3.4. This makes them acidic enough to handle many common household tasks. Given that many commercial cleaning products and rust removers cost far more than the $2.00 or so you pay for a 2-liter, using soda around the house can save you some money. Here are some ways that soda can be used around the home:

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4 Responses to Using Coke or Pepsi For Household Chores: Strange Ways to Save Money

  1. Sam D. says:

    I actually use clorox to clean toilets. It also works well. I prefer to drink the soda I buy. That’s just me though.

  2. Malik S. says:

    After reading this i saved a lot of money and lost even more weight. I could not bring myself to drink Soda ever again.

  3. Nate says:

    Yes pop is nasty stuff to be putting into your body. I don’t get why most people don’t care.

  4. Lisa says:

    I am open to try these applications. Thanks for the info.

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