Little packets of silica gel are found in all sorts of products because the gel is a desiccant. What is that you ask? It absorbs and holds water vapor. In leather products and foods like pepperoni, the lack of moisture can limit the growth of mold and reduce spoilage.
In electronics, it prevents condensation, which might damage those beloved gadgets.
Although the gel is harmless, as long as I could remember, there is a warning attached—throw away. But here are some valid reasons why you should not discard these packs from Mamabee.
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You can use them to absorb moisture in your gym bag. You know the moisture that causes that God-awful odor can be prevented with these packets. It will also prevent bacteria that live for that damp and moist space.
Use them in your towel closet. They will prevent them from getting damp and smelly. If you spend way too much on razors because they go bad quickly, throw a couple of packets into a container and place your razors inside. They will last longer.
If you happen to drop your phone in water regularly, don’t cry at the cost of repairs. Just fill a jar with silicia gel bags and place the phone in there. It should dry up the moisture. Let us know if that one works!
Silica gel prevents the fogging of windows by placing a couple of packs on the inside of your car to the bottom of the windshield.
It is even a lifesaver for those precious pictures. Place a couple of packets in a box with old photos that mean so much.
These wonder packs even help save your powdery makeup from clumping.
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