Simply because we allege that they are completely useless and even toxic, we immediately throw away the silica bags found in shoe boxes. Nevertheless, the reality is that they do not contain any poison. In fact, they are filled with a substance called silicon dioxide. This substance shouldn’t be eaten but it can be very useful around the house.
Namely, they’re a non-toxic inert desiccant that will dry out anything around them. In fact, these bags can make your life easier in a few ways.
Therefore, here is how you can use these bags:
Put them between towels
In order to prevent your towels from getting damp and to avoid the unpleasant smell, put a few of these in the towel cabinet.
Save your old photos
Photos are the sole reminders of our past and are quite dear to our hearts. However, they tend to deteriorate with time, and therefore, it is of great importance to protect them. All you need to do is to put a couple of silica gel bags in your box of old photos to save them from the dampness that can ruin them.
Save your drowned phone
Silica gel bags can also save your drowned phone. When it drops in water and gets all wet, instead of putting it in a jar of rice, try the same with silica bags. It would be more effective to put it in a jar full of these bags.
Put them in your gym bag
The main purpose of these bags is to absorb the extra moisture and protect your shoes. However, as bacteria mostly thrive in damp and moist environments, these bags can help you get rid of the dampness and germs from your gym bag and they can also eliminate the foul odor.
Save your makeup
In order to stop the powdery make up from curdling, every single woman should have a bag or two of silica gel in her makeup purse.
Make your razors last longer
Stop leaving your razor around in the bath, where it is always wet. Instead, put it in a plastic container with a few silica bags inside and it will last longer.
Regarding all these interesting and useful tips above, next time you buy something, do not throw away the silica gel bags, but save them in case you need them later.