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Reuse Silica Gel Packets Around Your Home With These Genius Ideas
Store Swimsuits
Pop your damp bathing suits into a plastic bag with a few silica gel packets to dry them without developing mold or mildew. This only works on damp, not wet, suits.
Stop Spice Clumps
Place a food-grade silica packet inside clogged spice bottles to help the dried up clumps separate again. For safety, only use food-grade packets for this hack.
Eliminate Shoe Smells
Since shoes become stinky due to moisture buildup, sticking a silica gel packet in the toe is an easy way to get rid of any foul odors that may be lingering.
Dry Silverware
Storing still damp silverware in a drawer can cause mold or mildew and attract pests. Adding a silica gel packet draws out moisture to keep your cutlery drawer clean.
Protect Jewelry
Moisture causes metals to rust and break down, so keeping a few silica gel packets in your jewelry box will both protect your jewelry and help it last a long time.