Many find those little silica gel packs that pop around in new purses, shoes, medicine packs, beef jerky, and other random items as something to be thrown away the moment you get your hands on it.
Not to mention the terrifying thought that your kids might happen to swallow one of those. So, the easiest thing to think of is where your nearest trash can is and throw them away as soon as you touch them.
Well, you’ve been doing it wrong. Silica gel can be so useful for so many things that involve humidity, water, and other related stuff. Here some very smart things you can do with those silica gel packs that you’ve been neglecting for so long. Show More
Drying out a wet cell phone
Yes, rice can work here in emergencies – but silica gel is meant for these things. If you happen to accidentally give your phone a bath, remove the battery and memory cards and place it in a bowl of silica gel packs overnight.
Of course, these things can’t waste away because of moisture or anything that is related to water. So keeping them with a pack of silica gel will ensure that they won’t get damaged that easily.
Keeping your luggage dry
Another thing silica gel can work miracles on is your luggage. Tossing a few packets in your luggage will help to keep it moisture and odor-free. It will inevitably extend the life of your luggage.
Extending the life of razor blades
The thin, sharp edge of the razor is prone to oxidation and moisture, which in turn makes it dull prematurely. So, whenever you’re done shaving, simply clean your razor and put it in a Tupperware that is half full of silica gel, or 4-5 silica gel packets. It will stay sharp for much longer this way.
In high-humidity conditions, the windshield is the first to get foggy in your car, and it’s absolutely tedious to have to lean forward and wipe it several times before your heating manages to dry the air. However, stashing some silica gel packets away in your car, especially on the dashboard, will help you to maintain a clear windshield and experience less fogginess when the air is very humid.
Silver’s number one enemy is oxidation, making it tarnish and corrode. Slipping a silica gel packet into your jewelry box or your silver chest will ensure that they don’t turn black so quickly and will retain that beautiful shine.
Keeping underwater cameras dry
Even waterproof cameras need some time off from water, and keeping them dry will ensure that they don’t end up being damaged by condensation or give off pictures with a fog streak because of it. Store a packet or two of silica gel with the camera or in the camera case, and it will soak up all of the excess water.
If you like gardening, then keeping seeds for next year must be one of your activities. However, you may know how mold destroys the seeds and inevitably causes them to be useless. Not if you keep them with a silica gel packet. It will make sure that the seeds remain dry and ready for next spring.
Prevents spices from clumping up
You can keep your spices in your kitchen cabinets without fearing moisture. Just tape a silica bag to the spice bottle because the silica will absorb the surplus moisture and keep your spices fresh.
Refreshing gym bags
The silica gel will absorb moisture and reduce the chance for bacteria and unpleasant odor from your gym bag.
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