We often find them in our newly purchased shoes or bags, and we often think that it is just another useless piece of junk. But do you actually know that Silica Gel is commonly used as a desiccant to control local humidity to avoid spoilage or degradation of some products? Now you know. In today’s article we’ll be sharing with your some of the life-saving hacks that you can use with these little handy sachets.
We know most phones are now water resistance, but there are some that are not really THAT resistant to water. So if your phone really blacked out due to you dropping it into a puddle of water, fret not because it can still be revived. 1 thing to note is that NEVER try to “ON” it back after the screen blacked out. Immediately get a few packets of Silica Gel and a ziplock, place your phone in it and leave it overnight. This applies to most electronic gadgets such as Camera’s, Music Player etc.
2. Your Bag Of Chips
Everytime you open that bag of chips and end up not finishing it, and when one day you decide to open it up to eat again you realize that its not that fresh anymore. Simply use a pack a Silica Gel and tape it at the top inside the bag of chips. This will keep the snack fresh longer than it will. A thing to note that the Silica Gel should not be overused and has holes in it as it contains hazardous materials.
3. Fogging Wind Shield
It is a hassle to have fogging windshields when you’re driving, one possible way to minimize fogging in your windshield is to put a few sachets of Silica Gel and it absorbs the moisture away like magic. Now you don’t have to worry about your car’s windshield fogging up anymore.
4. Photos and Documents
To keep collectibles in pristine condition. You can use silica gel packets to keep your photos and document safe and in great condition. Whether you have important documents (birth certificates, social security cards, etc.) stored in files in a desk, cabinet, box, or envelopes, you can add a few packets of silica gel to keep them protected as well.
5. Razor Blades
You know how oxidation and moisture is the reason that razor blades fall to pre-mature dulling. A good tip is to keep a Tupperware half full of silica gel near by and after shaving, blot dry your razor and store the razor in the closed Tupperware that has 4 -5 silica gel packets.
Tip: If your silica gel packets don’t seem to be working anymore, put them on a baking sheet in a 100-degree oven for an hour to recharge! When you’re not using the packets, keep them in an airtight container to protect them from surrounding moisture.