10 genius ways to reuse silica gel packets

  1. Keep your important documents and memories safe: store family photos, passports and birth certificates in plastic sleeves to keep them protected. Tuck in a few silica sachets to keep them dry
  2. Preserve leather and suede shoes: Pop a gel sachet into each to combat any moisture
  3. Preserve tools: keep tools rust free by keeping a silica sachet in each toolbox or storage box in the shed or garage
  4. Silver saver: moisture causes silver to tarnish. Keep a silica sachet in your cutlery canteen or jewellery box
  5. Deodorise old books: keep an old book in a ziplock bag together with a silica sachet until the odour is gone
  6. Keep bulbs dry: slip a few silica sachets in with them to keep them mould free
  7. Biltong saver: biltong is expensive, so keep mould away by placing a silica sachet in the bag
  8. Crispy crisps: keep potato crisps crispy by adding a silica sachet to an opened bag and closing with a bag clip
  9. Pet food protector: keep pet food from being spoiled by moisture by adding silica packets to your bag
  10. Remove moisture from hard-to-reach places, such as skinny necked bottles or vases by throwing in a sachet

Original article: Your Family

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