14 Amazing Uses Of Silica Gel Packets You Did Not Know Before


We all have seen those tiny Silica Gel packs usually found in the packing of any new item that you purchase. We just throw them away, however, here are 14 reasons why you should keep them and use them. Check out these 14 cool uses of Silica Gel packs.

14. Keep your seeds free from moisture

If you are storing seeds then it is essential that you keep them dry – simply store them with a few of silica gel packs.

13. Keep your tools from oxidizing

Have a pack of silica gel in the toolbox to make sure that the tools remain moisture-free and do not oxidize.

12. Rid old books of that musty smell

Simply keep the books in bag with some silica gel packs.

11. Preserve your Christmas ornaments

If you keep Christmas ornaments in a box with silica gel packets, they will remain new.

10. Drying flowers

Drying flowers can be quickened by storing them in bags with some packets of silica gel.

9. Linen closets and shoe closets free of moisture

Yes, simply place a couple of packs in there!

8. Keep contents of herbs, spices and dog food containers dry

Taping a silica gel pack beneath the container’s lid will do the trick.

7. Gym bag

If you throw in a couple of silica gel packs in the gym bag it will be protected from bacteria that might grow due to moisture.

6. Keeping pictures safe

Placing silica gel packs in boxes where you keep the photos will keep the pictures safe from moisture.

5. Camera and condensation

Once you have used the camera to take pictures in the cold, take out the battery, lens and memory card and place the camera in a bowl of silica gel packs to protect it from condensation.

4. Makeup travel bag

Keeping them in a Ziploc bag will make sure that all items remain dry.

3. Wet cellphone

Remove the battery memory card and toss it into a bowl filled with silica gel. Let it stay overnight and it’s good to go next day.

2. Foggy windshields

Placing a few packs of silica gel on your dashboard will ensure that foggy situations don’t linger on.

1. Razor blades

Use a Tupperware half-filled with silica gel and once you’re done shaving, place the dried razor in the Tupperware and close it to keep the blades free from rust.