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


silica gel in luggage

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Keeping jewelry dry will keep it from tarnishing or deteriorating. Slip a few packets into the bottom of your jewelry box and keep them from retaining any additional moisture.


Anything could happen on a vacation, and the last thing you want is for your luggage to get damp and gross. This could lead to mildewing, but can be prevented by sticking a few gel packets in with your clothes to retain their freshness throughout the trip.

If you're bugging out and want your clothes to not stink, you may want to consider adding a few packs of silica gel to keep your clothes in tip-top shape. That's not all, either. It turns out silica gel can also assist you with gardening tasks, and more!

To learn what the last silica gel tip is (but certainly not the last considering how many uses it has), visit the next page. 

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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.