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17 Clever Ways To Use Silica-gel!

posted in Home & Garden > DIY & Crafts
01/26/2015
  • I am sure you have many of these Silica Gel packets from a new purse, shoes, headache medicine, beef jerky or any other random item. Here are 17 ways to re-purpose those beads that you never knew were possible!
    I am sure you have many of these Silica Gel packets from a new purse, shoes, headache medicine, beef jerky or any other random item. Here are 17 ways to re-purpose those beads that you never knew were possible!
  • Keep Underwater Cameras Dry – Waterproof cameras are super fun but sometimes the condensation can end up damaging the camera or leave a fog streak across your lens. Stop this from happening by storing a packet of silica-gel packets in the camera case or with the camera. It will dry all excess water
    Keep Underwater Cameras Dry – Waterproof cameras are super fun but sometimes the condensation can end up damaging the camera or leave a fog streak across your lens. Stop this from happening by storing a packet of silica-gel packets in the camera case or with the camera. It will dry all excess water
  • Dry Out A Wet Cell Phone – Many times we have all dropped our phones in some sort of water. Here is how you can fix it fast. Remove the battery and any memory cards from the phone, then toss it in a bowl filled with silica gel packets. Leave it there at least overnight before powering it on again.
    Dry Out A Wet Cell Phone – Many times we have all dropped our phones in some sort of water. Here is how you can fix it fast. Remove the battery and any memory cards from the phone, then toss it in a bowl filled with silica gel packets. Leave it there at least overnight before powering it on again.
  • Stop Camera Condensation – If you’re taking your camera out into the cold, it can face serious condensation when you bring it back into a warm room. Remove the battery, memory card, and lens if applicable, and place the camera in a bowl of silica gel to suck up any moisture.
    Stop Camera Condensation – If you’re taking your camera out into the cold, it can face serious condensation when you bring it back into a warm room. Remove the battery, memory card, and lens if applicable, and place the camera in a bowl of silica gel to suck up any moisture.
  • Extend the Life Of Razor Blades – Oxidation and moisture is the reason that razor blades fall to pre-mature dulling. A good tip is to keep a Tupperware half full of silica gel near by and after shaving, blot dry your razor and store the razor in the closed Tupperware that has 4 -5 silica gel packets
    Extend the Life Of Razor Blades – Oxidation and moisture is the reason that razor blades fall to pre-mature dulling. A good tip is to keep a Tupperware half full of silica gel near by and after shaving, blot dry your razor and store the razor in the closed Tupperware that has 4 -5 silica gel packets
  • Dry Makeup or Travel Bag – If you toss a few packets of silica gels into a Ziplock bag, it has enough water and moisture fighting ability to withstand any spills.
    Dry Makeup or Travel Bag – If you toss a few packets of silica gels into a Ziplock bag, it has enough water and moisture fighting ability to withstand any spills.
  • Keep Fabric Dry - If you like to sew, or use fabric for craft projects, keep a few of the silica packets with the fabric in a plastic or Ziplock bag to keep the moisture out.
    Keep Fabric Dry - If you like to sew, or use fabric for craft projects, keep a few of the silica packets with the fabric in a plastic or Ziplock bag to keep the moisture out.
  • Wet Vacations Clothes - Sometimes when we go on vacation, there is swimming involved. The worst part is putting your wet clothes in your suitcase. Put your clothes or wet towel into a bag with a bunch of silica gels and it will help to remove some of the moisture. The more gel packets the better.
    Wet Vacations Clothes - Sometimes when we go on vacation, there is swimming involved. The worst part is putting your wet clothes in your suitcase. Put your clothes or wet towel into a bag with a bunch of silica gels and it will help to remove some of the moisture. The more gel packets the better.
  • Protect Your Photos – Put silica gel packet in the boxes where you store your photos to keep them safe and dry.
    Protect Your Photos – Put silica gel packet in the boxes where you store your photos to keep them safe and dry.
  • Protect Silver – Moisture can lead to tarnish and corrosion on silver and jewelry. Slip a silica gel packet in your silver chest or jewelry box to keep those items tarnish free and looking great!
    Protect Silver – Moisture can lead to tarnish and corrosion on silver and jewelry. Slip a silica gel packet in your silver chest or jewelry box to keep those items tarnish free and looking great!
  • Keep Luggage Dry – These tiny packets can do a great job of keeping luggage dry. You can simply toss a few silica gel packets into your luggage to keep it moisture and odor-free. This could really help to extend the life of your luggage.
    Keep Luggage Dry – These tiny packets can do a great job of keeping luggage dry. You can simply toss a few silica gel packets into your luggage to keep it moisture and odor-free. This could really help to extend the life of your luggage.
  • Gardening - Storing any seeds for next season is the most important part! Add a silica gel packet to your container, making sure it’s airtight. Store the different seeds in small envelopes and then put them all in the airtight container together with the silica gel, this will prevent any mold!
    Gardening - Storing any seeds for next season is the most important part! Add a silica gel packet to your container, making sure it’s airtight. Store the different seeds in small envelopes and then put them all in the airtight container together with the silica gel, this will prevent any mold!
  • Pills and Vitamins - You will often find Silica Gel packets enclosed with packets of pills, and vitamins. This is because moisture can lead to mold, decomposition, and spoilage of these items. Leaving the silica gel (or adding some) will also preserve their freshness along with preventing moisture.
    Pills and Vitamins - You will often find Silica Gel packets enclosed with packets of pills, and vitamins. This is because moisture can lead to mold, decomposition, and spoilage of these items. Leaving the silica gel (or adding some) will also preserve their freshness along with preventing moisture.
  • Protect Documents - Protect personal papers and important documents by putting some gel in a baggie wherever these are stored.
    Protect Documents - Protect personal papers and important documents by putting some gel in a baggie wherever these are stored.
  • Flowers – If you love to dry flowers, these can be used in a cinch to help the process go faster. Store in a paper bag with the a couple packets.
    Flowers – If you love to dry flowers, these can be used in a cinch to help the process go faster. Store in a paper bag with the a couple packets.
  • Windows - If you notice that the windows in your house seem to have formed some condensation in between panes, store some packets on the sill to absorb that moisture. (Careful of your children with this one.)
    Windows - If you notice that the windows in your house seem to have formed some condensation in between panes, store some packets on the sill to absorb that moisture. (Careful of your children with this one.)
  • Bulk Pet Food – Have you noticed that if you buy a big bag of pet food, it can get soggy? Store your kibble in a bin and tape some silica packs to the bottom of the lid.
    Bulk Pet Food – Have you noticed that if you buy a big bag of pet food, it can get soggy? Store your kibble in a bin and tape some silica packs to the bottom of the lid.
  • Foggy Windshield - Stash some packets away in your car, especially on your dashboard. This will help maintain a clear windshield and leave it less foggy during times of high humidity.
    Foggy Windshield - Stash some packets away in your car, especially on your dashboard. This will help maintain a clear windshield and leave it less foggy during times of high humidity.
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    Thanks for reading (: Don't forget to like and save!
    & remember, sharing is caring (;

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