11 Amazing Uses of Silica Gel You Probably Didn’t Know


Posted by Buzzer Jasmin

We often wonder what these little bags of silica gel are for. When you purchase new shoes, or new bags, we see these packets, but just toss them into the bin (the small ones might eat them). Little do we know, there are other smart uses for these silica gel packs.

Silica gels absorb and hold water. They take in water vapor, the reason why they’re placed inside new stuff, especially leather products, to keep them dry and fresh. These small little wonders, like for instance, can keep your camera lens moisture-free.

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Throw them inside the toolbox to keep them free from oxidizing. 

Below are 11 times you can put these wonder bags to good use. (h/t: Popular Mechanics)

 

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