Friday, December 11, 2015

We’ve seen them in many of the things we buy; purses, shoes, luggage, etc. Those tiny packets of silica gel that most of us only see as trash and something to keep away from children. But did you know saving these packets every time you get them can add a little more to your daily routine?

Those little packets have many uses and it may just blow you away!

1. Put them in your gym bag

To absorb the extra moisture and protect your shoes is the main purpose of these. They can help you eliminate the dampness and germs from your gym bag because bacteria mostly thrive in damp and moist environments. They can also eliminate the foul odor.

2. Put them between towels

By putting a few of these in the towel cabinet prevent your towels from getting damp and smelling unpleasantly.

3. Make your razors last longer

Put your razor in a plastic container with a few silica bags inside instead of leaving it around in the bath where it’s always wet. It will make it last longer.

4. Save your drowned phone

instead of putting your phone in a jar of rice when it drops in water and gets all wet try the same with silica bags. It will be much more effective if you fill a jar with them and put your mobile in.

5. No more foggy car windows

Especially in this damp weather season foggy car windows cause me a lot of problems. This goes to all you drivers out there; it’s a true lifesaver in the winter. Put a bunch of these silica gel bags under your windshield from the inside immediately instead of waiting for the air conditioning to do its job, which in older car models can take forever. You’ll see that tomorrow your windows won’t be foggy. To stop your windows from fogging up it’s the fastest way and you’ll save yourself the 10 extra minutes needed to clean them up.

6. Save your old photos

Really sad is that old photos usually deteriorate with time, which is because they are the sole reminders of our past and are quite dear to our hearts. In your box of old photos put a couple of silica gel bags to save them from the dampness that can ruin them.

7. Save your make up

In her make up purse every women needs to have a bag or two of silica gel to stop the powdery make up from curdling.

There you have it, 7 fun and useful tips which can make your life easier. Don’t throw them away next time you buy something with silica gel bags in it, they can be quite useful.

Are you surprised at all these packets can do? I sure was. Comment below if you will be trying any of these tips!

H/T: Healthy Food Help

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