Times When the Intended Use of a Product Isn't Its Best Use

Times When the Intended Use of a Product Isn’t Its Best Use

There are times when a great product can be used in other creative ways. Sometimes the intended use isn’t even the best use! That’s because many products have multiple ingredients, chemicals, and designs that are useful for varying purposes. On that topic, let’s check out four popular products that can be used in varying ways. Make sure you read through this list and find items that might already be in your home. There’s a good chance you’ve used some before!

Coca-Cola: Remove Rust

Coca-Cola has been in production for over 100 years and remains one of the most popular soft drinks in the world. However, it can surprisingly do things like remove rust when used properly. That’s because it has a variety of acids that can break down problematic metal deterioration.

We’re not sure what that says about the quality of this drink (or whether you should be drinking it), but if you pour a little on small rust spots, it can help wear it away. Note that this is more of a spot solution that is used to get rid of metal problems to keep them from spreading. 

So, don’t pour a bottle of Coke on a rusty truck and expect it to magically disappear. Furthermore, the Coke actually dissolves the rust and doesn’t restore the metal, so be very careful with how you use this approach to avoid damaging your vehicle’s surface.

Aspirin: Treat Blemishes

Aspirin has many unique uses, mostly for headaches and other pains. However, Healthline and other sites have reported on studies that show that topical aspirin crushed and applied directly to the skin provides some support for skin inflammation and other types of blemishes. 

It’s important to note that simply taking an aspirin isn’t going to help here. The effect seems to be fixated mostly on topic application, so you need to break apart the medicine and carefully apply it to the skin to ensure that it provides the benefit that you want for your blemishes. As this is a medication, be sure to check with your doctor first.

Ford Lightning: Backup to a Backup Power Generator

The Ford Lightning is a very popular truck that has gotten some recent good press when converted into a home generator! That might seem strange, but multiple articles have popped up that showcase the strength of this truck and its ability to power a home when your electricity goes out unexpectedly. 

That makes them particularly beneficial for use as a backup to a generator or as your emergency power source if you don’t have a generator. In areas that get hit heavily by storms like tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards, a Ford Lightning can be a literal lifesaver.

Dog Pen: Child Play Pen

Do you have a busy kid to corral and keep from running all over the house? Well, you can use a transparent pet pen to create a high-quality and safe way to keep your kid in check. These pens are designed to be as strong and as safe as possible for pets, which makes them particularly useful for kids due to their durable design, lack of sharp edges, and securable door.

For example, you can set up a transparent pen in your home near where you want your kids to play. The transparent walls make it easier for you to keep track of your little ones without having to constantly look over the pen. If you’re a busy parent who often takes care of your little one by themselves, these pet pens are often a great way to improve your overall parenting efficiency. (Safety note: Maybe make sure they can’t get their fingers caught in the spaces though, I see that being a bad day. If not kids though, I see these being awesome for an iguana, pig, and other animals aside a dog.)

Try These Ideas Out Today! 

These are just a few of the cool and fascinating ways that you can use various products unexpectedly. For example, you can use wine boxes to store shoes properly, which can streamline your home, minimize storage problems, and create a cool and engaging look for your home. If you’re interested in learning more about this topic (or have other cool hacks you’d like to share), don’t hesitate to contact us and explain a few cool ideas you’ve tried out.

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