Whenever we buy something new, there is a packing done to it so that it is saved from dirt or damage.
Some packs , like shoes bags come with a small white polythene bags, which are silica gel bags. Considering most of us have no clue what it means, we usually throw them away, considering them to be toxic or something.
But, you would (those who do not have any idea about this) never have guessed what it actually is.
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They are filled with silicon dioxide and are not poisonous at all. However, that does not mean, you can go eating it, it is dangerous enough if you eat. But you can be smart enough and put it to various uses.
The main purpose of these packets is to absorb extra moisture and protect the item from bacteria. Uh, you sure wouldn't want bacteria in your gym bag.
Another benefit they give is that they remove bad odour from things easily. since damp towels start to smell unpleasant, you can use these to remove the odour.
We wish that razors last for longer and have the same gush. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen. Now it can, you just put them in a container with few silica packets in them.
It is the saddest story in the world when your phone drowns (OMG, how will I take a picture now?) But do not worry. Fill a jar with silica gel bags and put your phone there. Done!
Foggy car windows are damn annoying, as you cannot drive properly or even enjoy the beauty around. But say Bye to this problem now. In older car versions, you can put some silica gel bags under your wind-shield from the inside. And next day, what you see is magic.
Your tools get rusted over time and you wish to save them? Do a simple thing. Add some silica gel bags in your tool box and you don't have to worry forever.
Old books are all lovely and close to our heart. But sadly, they tend to have a musty smell and we wish to get rid of it. The method is as simple as anything. All you need do is put these books in a pack with silica get packets.
Pictures are important, so you cannot abandon your camera because it's cold. You move through the problems faced. But here, your problems are solved. Remove the parts of the camera and add them in a bowl with silica gel. Now enjoy taking pictures.
If you want to dry some flowers, you can put them in a box filled with silica gel and wait for the magic to happen on it's own.