We find silica gel packets in plenty of places – they may come with our newly purchased clothes or electronics packaging. I used to toss these packets in to the garbage until I realized how useful they can be. These little bags are so incredibly handy thanks to their powerful moisture absorption abilities. They’re great to have around the house, in your car and on the go. Just be sure to keep them out of reach of children.
1. Keep seeds fresh
Put a silica packet with your rice, beans, and other types of seeds to keep them fresh for longer.
2. Preserve herbs and spices
No moisture = longer life for herbs and spices (and even dog food).
3. Save a wet cell phone
Did your cellphone get wet? Leave it in a ziplock bag with a few packets overnight.