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Those Silica Gel Packets Could Come In Handy In Your Bathroom
Silica gel is highly porous. Water molecules stick to the beads, which can absorb up to 50% of their weight in water depending on the humidity and temperature of your space.
Use the drying properties of the silica gel packets in your shoeboxes or medication bottles to absorb moisture in your humid bathroom and prevent mold and mildew.
Put jars of packets in cupboards to reduce moisture and by mirrors to prevent them from fogging up, but out of reach from children and pets, as it can cause stomach upsets.
Silica packets or loose beads must stay dry to remain effective, so store them in an airtight container. If they’re see-through, they’re likely dry, and you can reuse them.
You can revitalize the beads up to 100 times by drying them on a baking sheet in a 250 F oven. Bake for 90 minutes for every 30 ounces of silica, and reuse them once cool.