Silica packets come in almost everything these days. I used to just throw them in the garbage because they had ‘served their purpose’. I have since changed my ways and now I keep the little packets. Why? The answer is simple: there are so many ways to reuse the silica packets. Here are some of my favorite ways to use them:
RazorsRazors can become dull long before they should. That is because of the moisture and oxidation. Blotting your razor dry will help but, it doesn’t eliminate all of the moisture. Thankfully, there is an easy fix. Store your razors in a sealed Tupperware container with about four or five silica packets.
Swimsuits and TowelsWhether it is vacation or just a day by the pool, putting wet swimsuits and towels in your bag or suitcase is less than desirable. By adding silica packets to the bags it will help draw out the moisture from the wet clothes. The more packets you have the more moisture that will be drawn out.
Camera BagPutting a couple silica packets in your camera bag will help prolong the life of your camera. This is especially helpful if you live in an area that has high humidity.
Picture BoxesAdding silica packets to the boxes of pictures you have at home will help to keep the moisture at bay within the boxes. By doing this, you are preserving your pictures so they can last for years and years to come.
Wet Cell Phones
If your phone gets dropped in water, dry it off completely with a towel. Take out the battery then put it in a ziploc bag with a handful of silica packets. Wait 72 hours then power on.