You have seen those silica bags that come with your brand new shoes, right? What do you do with them, trash them I guess. Well, those unique little bags are like little treasure troves that can do a whole lot of things for you. Here are some of the best uses of the little silica packet you possibly have lying around.
Silica gel is everywhere, in new bags, shoes and water bottles. There are so many uses to that tiny packet that you might want to consider throwing them away.
Dry out a wet cell phone
Yes, that inevitable drop happens once in a while and in our panic mode we don’t know what to do. So, first switch it off and take out the battery and the SIM. Put it in a zip lock packet and throw in the silica bags. Leave it alone for a few days. Your phone should be working fine once you switch it on.
- Stop condensation on cameras
With the rainy season coming right our way, your expensive gear may just face this problem. Rather than wrapping your camera in a towel and still fighting the same problem, try silica. It will absorb all the moisture and leave it dry and clean.
- Make razor blades last longer
Oxidation is the culprit here. Moisture and air are a deadly combination and can make your razors run out before time. To make them last longer, throw in a silica packet and just relax.
- Keep travel bags dry
Don’t you hate it when you have spills in your travel bag? But with silica’s water absorbing ability, you really don’t need to worry.
- Wet clothes? Not a problem!
Carrying wet clothes home after vacations is so much easier if you have these magic packets that will absorb all the moisture. A great thing to do for the upcoming rains as well.
Save seeds for the next spring using silica gel packets. It is also a great thing for having a great dry flower collection.
- Important documents
Over time your documents will gather moisture and become soft and get torn as well. Simple answer, keep a silica packet in your file and papers are safe.
- Foggy windshield
Never fear on foggy days because of poor visibility. Stashing silica gel packets in your car can absorb the excess humidity.
Author: Aayushi Jain