Stop Throwing Out Those Silica Gel Packets- They’ve Got Some Awesome Alternate Uses!

Whether you purchased a new pair of shoes, an electronic item or pretty much anything these days… the box containing these items has silica gel packets. They are ubiquitous to any product where moisture can potentially ruin a product, but most of us throw away Silica Gel Packets without giving them a second thought.

In fact, I was only vaguely aware they served any purpose at all – “they absorb moisture” was what I was told as a kid and after that, I never really gave them any thought at all.

In reality, the moisture absorbing power of Silica Gel Packets has many more applications than their intended purpose. You can use them just about anywhere moisture is an issue or to absorb moisture if something that is water sensitive is exposed to the elements.

Once you see these awesome ideas on the next page, I would be willing to bet you will wonder how many you have thrown away over the years that you could have reused.

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  1. Cailin Koy said:

    Thanks for this! Any closet could certainly benefit from something that helps keep the moisture level down too. Silica gel would work perfectly!

  2. Jerry Peacher said:

    I get about 10-20 of these packets a week, they are in every tool bag, tool box gun case, ammo case that I have also have a bunch just stored in plastic bags whe I need them

  3. Ray Watkins said:

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  4. Bryan Davison said:

    Stops my hooks from rusting in my tackle box and all my gun cases and ammo.

  5. Art Macias said:

    I save them to put in ammo can. Not really sure if they’re doing anything but I would like to believe so

  6. David Lyons said:

    I do the same thing. Put them in my gun safe. I also put them with my cast iron cookware.

  7. Donnie Jones said:

    I have used these in my gun cabinets for years. A lot of people use expensive de humidifiers for no reason. Anywhere I store weapons including knives, you’ll find these packets there and they work perfectly !

  8. Tom Rosner said:

    No, throw them out. Once they are expressed to the air they are ruined. Too much moisture in everyday air to be useful.