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

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Important Documents and Papers 

Just like everything else on the list, in order to refrain from unfortunate water damage, keep your silica gel packets and your important documents and papers in the same drawer.


With the ability to fight off moisture, silica gel packets can be sealed in with your makeup bag to maintain dryness and no messy makeup disasters.

It makes sense that these useful packets can also help with makeup, and if you care about makeup or know someone who does, you might want to share this tip with them!

On the next page are two more clever uses for silica gel that are very beneficial for lifestyle needs and bugging out. I can't wait to try this during my next adventure! 

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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.