The Surprising Uses Silica Gel Packets Will Have You Saving Them Instead Of Tossing Them

The Surprising Uses Silica Gel Packets Will Have You Saving Them Instead Of Tossing Them

Most of us chuck away the silica gel packets that come with new items, but it turns that these packets can benefit us in ways that you could have never imagined!

What happens when you buy new shoes? You tear open the packaging, toss the silica gel packet to the side, and admire your brand new kicks. But opening a new package should unfold this way:

You tear open the packaging, admire your brand new kicks, and safely stow your silica gel packet in a place where your pets or kids can’t rip it apart—you’ll likely see DO NOT EAT sprawled across the packet, so make sure you store it somewhere safe!

What’s so great about silica gel packets? They can benefit you in a crazy number of ways! For example, if your phone gets a little wet, place it in a zip-lock bag and surround it with silica gel packets! You won’t be able to take it out for 24 hours (you can survive), but the packets work to combat moisture.

We know rice can help with this, too. But if you’re going on a camping trip or a vacation somewhere, it’s definitely easier (and lighter) to bring silica gel packets along rather than a kilogram of rice.

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How else can silica gel packets benefit you? Well, they can help to combat the stale, old-clothes smell that tends to take over some seasonal clothing drawers. Want to know more fun facts about how silica gel packets can help you out with little things around your home? Take a look at our video above!

Erin Doe
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