When you buy a pair of new shoes, a handbag or dried seaweed, you probably notice the small silica gel packets in them that are labeled ‘DO NOT EAT’. Most of us throw them out because we think that they have no use after the shoes have been removed from the box. However, when you read the numerous uses of these tiny bags filled with silica gel, you will definitely stop throwing them away and solve a lot of everyday problems.

The Different Uses of Silica Gel Bags

Prevents spices from clumping up

Kitchens are the most humid areas of the home and this is not good for powdery ingredients like spices, but sugar as well, because it causes them to clump up. However, you can still 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 and keep your spices fresh.

Dry out your mobile phone

If you accidentally dropped your phone in water, you should take out the battery and memory cards and then place the phone in a bowl filled with silica gel packages. Before powering the phone, leave it in the bags for one night.

Keep your documents safe

To prevent damage onto documents like birth and marriage certificates, social security cards, etc. put few silica gel bags in the envelope or box where you keep the documents.

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